Professor of Special Education/Behavior Disorders
Tom McIntyre, Ph.D, a long-time teacher of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, serves now as Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Behavior Disorders. He is the past President of Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders, and the New York State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders. His award-winning "BehaviorAdvisor.com" is the planet’s most visited behavior management web site. Dr. McIntyre is a recipient of the Hunter College Presidential Award for Overall Excellence as a Professor. He has also received Outstanding Leadership Awards from the Association of New York Educators of the Emotionally Disturbed, and the New York Council for Exceptional Children.
Dr. McIntyre, a recipient of the Ladas Award for Exemplary Teaching, teaches coursework in classroom management, the study of behavior disorders, and methods for teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He consults widely with school districts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico regarding practical and positive management of student behavior, facilitation of positive emotional development in recent immigrant students, and the effective teaching of African American youngsters (an overrepresented population in programs for students with behavior disorders). He is the lead staff development trainer in behavior management for Sopris West Publishers.
The author of three books and over 150 articles related to behavior, Dr. McIntyre promotes practical, positive, and respectful management of student behavior. His most recent book, "The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids: How to make good choices and stay out of trouble" has been translated into Spanish and Croatian. Dr. McIntyre has written several successful federal grant applications. That funding has allowed him to direct specialized teacher training projects at Hunter College.
Presently, his research and writing interests concern cultural influences on behavior, and culturally competent teaching. An expert on school shootings, he has been interviewed extensively by print and electronic media on that topic.
Dr. Mac enjoys back-country hiking/camping, white water kayaking, and swapping humorous stories about behavior in the classroom.