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Howie Knoff, Ph.D.

Howie Knoff, Ph.D., is a national presenter, author, and consultant; the director of Project ACHIEVE, a comprehensive, evidence-based national school improvement program; and the director of the Arkansas Department of Education’s State Improvement Development Grant (SIG/SPDG) that is funding the statewide implementation of Project ACHIEVE. Previously, he was a full professor at the University of South Florida for 20 years, and the director of its School Psychology Program for 12 years. Dr. Knoff has authored or co-authored 17 books, published over 75 articles and book chapters, delivered over 500 papers and workshops nationally, and helped to implement Project ACHIEVE in over 1,500 schools or districts nationwide. He is the author of the Stop and Think Social Skills Programs for school and home/parents, as well as a new book from Corwin Press (2012), Classroom Discipline, Behavior Management, and Student Self-Management: Implementing School-wide Positive Behavioral Support Systems that Work.

A recipient of the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association’s School Psychology Division for early career contributions, and over $15 million in external grants during his career, Dr. Knoff was the 21st president of the National Association of School Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (School Psychology Division), a nationally certified school psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Arkansas, and he has been trained in both crisis intervention and mediation processes. Dr. Knoff is interviewed frequently in all areas of the media. He has been on the NBC Nightly News, many other television and radio talk shows, and he was highlighted on an ABC News’ 20/20 program on “Being Teased, Taunted, and Bullied.