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Thomas McIntyre

Professor & Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Behavior Disorders
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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 "" is the internet’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.·


University of Connecticut Ph.D., Special Education (Emotional Disturbance/Behavior Disorders)

Rutgers University M.Ed., Special Education

State University College at Buffalo B.S., Childhood Development/Preschool Education


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.

Classroom Behavior Management

Study of Behavior Disorders

Methods and Materials for Students with Behavior Disorders


Presently, Dr. McIntyre's research focuses on assessing and increasing the willingness to change one's behavior in youngsters with externalizing behavior disorders.


McIntyre, T. (2014). The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges: How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press.

McIntyre, T. (2015). Supporting students with ADHD. (blog post on

McIntyre, T., Barowsky, E. & Tong, V. (2011). The Psychological, Behavioral, and Educational Impact of Immigration: Helping Recent Immigrant Students to Succeed in North American Schools. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP), Fall, 4-21.

Barowsky, E. & McIntyre, T. (2010). Migration and relocation trauma of young refugees and asylum seekers. Childhood Education, 86 (3) 161-168.


-President’s Award for Teaching with Technology. Hunter College, 2015.

- Inclusion in “The Janus Project” (videoed oral histories of leaders in the field of education of children and youth with behavior disorders. Sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (MSLBD). (February 22, 2013)

-President’s Award for Applied Scholarship. Hunter College 2004.

-President’s Award for Overall Performance Excellence as a Professor. Hunter College, 2000

-Outstanding Leadership Award. Association of NY State Educators of the Emotionally Disturbed, 1999.

-Exemplary Teaching Award. School of Education, Hunter College, 1996

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