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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin


Dr. Jeffrey Conklin

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3314
Phone: 706-565-1410

Office Hours


Grand Valley State University (B.S.)
Aquinas College (M.B.A.)
Western Michigan University (Ed.D.)

Specialty Area

Educational Leadership


Dr. Jeffrey Conklin is the program coordinator for the special education program. Dr. Conklin holds an Ed.D. from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also holds a M.B.A. from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a B.S. in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and working with children with special needs.

Dr. Conklin is a licensed Social Worker and has extensive experience treating adolescents who have been physical and sexually abused, and he was the Executive Director of a residential treatment program for adolescent sexual offenders. Dr. Conklin has taught at Western Michigan University and Albany State University prior to coming to Columbus State University. His areas of expertise are behavior disorders, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and adaptive and assistive technology. He has authored articles about computer technology, reading instruction and teacher education.