Internationally recognized school crisis expert Scott Poland will speak to
the University community on Monday, April 12. “Prevention and Response to
Tragedies That Affect Children: In A World of Violence and Terrorism” will begin
at 2 p.m. in the Allen N. Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, second floor.
Dr. Poland has lectured on the subject in China, Turkey, England and
throughout the United States. His publications include four books and numerous
chapters, and his writings have been translated into six languages.
Poland has also testified in front of Congress on several occasions. In
addition, he has led or served on national crisis teams following school
shootings in Paducah, KY, Jonesboro, AR, Santee and El Cajon, CA, Lake Worth,
FL, and Littleton, CO, and on the Oklahoma City bombing.
He has provided extensive consultation and training for schools in New York
City and Washington, DC, since 9/11/01. He also consulted with Maryland schools
during the sniper attacks in 2002, and has assisted numerous school communities
in coping with the loss of staff and students to suicide.
The talk is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UT
Honors program, Student Productions, and Psi Chi, the national psychology honor
For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (813) 253-6232.