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College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

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Jeffrey Conklin

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Conklin


Dr. Jeffrey Conklin

Position: Associate Professor of Special Education, MAT and MEd Special Education Program Coordinator
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3314
Phone: 706-565-1410


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.