Dr. Jeffrey Conklin
Position: Associate Professor of Special Education, MAT and MEd Special Education Program Coordinator
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3314
Grand Valley State University (B.S.)
Aquinas College (M.B.A.)
Western Michigan University (Ed.D.)
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.