- Ed.D. Ball State University
- M.A. Ball State University
- B.S. Arizona State University
Scott Poland, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self-injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. He has lectured and written extensively on these subjects, appeared on all major television network news programs, and has presented over 1,000 workshops in every state and numerous foreign countries. He served on the President's Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U. S. Congress on four occasions.
Dr. Poland was a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and previously served as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. He has also worked in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. He has also been an expert witness in numerous legal cases.
Dr. Poland is a Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and was the Director of Psychological Services (1982-2005) for a large Texas school district that received numerous state and national awards for its exemplary psychological services. Dr. Poland developed and ran one of the nation's largest adventure based counseling programs (ROPES) as over 100,000 students and staff participated. He has received many individual honors including being named a finalist for the national school psychologist of the year, named the most outstanding school psychologist in Texas twice and named most outstanding psychologist in Texas. He also received the Houston Wage Peace Award.
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