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 Alderman, Gary   Name:  Gary Alderman 
Title:  Professor of Psychology 
Education:
Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Carolina
M.A., School Psychology, University of South Carolina
B.S., Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Office:  110B Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2637 
E-mail:  aldermang@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Behavior Management in the Schools, Reading Assessment and Reading Interventions, Counseling with Children and Adolescents, Students with Emotional and Behavior Problems
Dr. Alderman is a professor of psychology at Winthrop. He is a part of the graduate teaching faculty in the School Psychology Graduate Program at Winthrop, where he has been teaching for approximately 22 years. After receiving his B.S. degree in psychology from Georgia Southern University, he worked as a teacher for students with emotional disabilities in Collins, Ga. After getting his degrees in school psychology, Alderman worked as a school psychologist in Columbia, S.C., as the coordinator for Programs for Students with Emotional Disabilities in Charleston, S.C., and then as an at-risk coordinator in Columbia. He became interested in higher education after serving as an adjunct instructor at The Citadel and became an assistant professor at Winthrop in 1992.

Alderman has taught and teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, behavior management in the classroom, academic assessment and interventions, beginning and advanced counseling skills, the exceptional child, inclusion of students with special needs, and advanced seminar in school psychology. His research has been in the areas of students with emotional disabilities, classroom management practices, reading, spelling, peer tutoring, and inclusion.  His research has been published in numerous journals and he regularly presents at state, regional, and national conferences. Alderman also has developed a classroom management program and manual, Advanced Classroom Management: Strategies and Techniques for The Most Difficult to Manage Students, that has been adopted by schools districts both nationally and internationally. He regularly provides training throughout the United States in this model. He also has served on many boards, grants, and workgroups through the South Carolina State Department of Education and is a member and past president of the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists. Alderman also is past president of the South Carolina Council for Children with Behavior Disorders and currently a member of the National Association of School Psychologists.