Justin D. Garwood, Ph.D. is a current university faculty member in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, active with the Council for Exceptional Children across multiple divisions: Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), Division of Learning Disabilities, Division for Research, and Teacher Education Division. Within CCBD, he serves as Secretary (a nationally elected position) on the Executive Board. Garwood routinely presents at the CEC national conference, as well as at the annual conference for Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders. He was recently invited to give the keynote address at an education conference in Australia (hosted by University of Sydney) to be held in summer 2021 regarding his work around relationship-based approaches to behavior management.
In his role as university professor, he teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels focused on behavior management, academic intervention, and inclusion.
An author of 35+ peer-reviewed journal articles, Garwood’s research has received national accolades. In 2018, he was awarded the CEC Early Career Publication Award for his research focused on behavior management of youth with EBD. In 2019, he received the Research Article of the Year Award from the American Council on Rural Special Education for his study of burnout among educators serving youth with disabilities. Finally, in the summer of 2019, Garwood was called to testify before a U.S. Office of Civil Rights Hearing regarding appropriate approaches to disciplinary practices in schools.