Dr Ellen McGinnis earned her Ph.D. from the
University of Iowa in 1986. She holds degrees in elementary
education, special education, and school administration. She has
taught elementary and secondary students in the public schools in
Minnesota, Iowa, and Arizona. In addition, she has served as a
special education consultant in both public and hospital schools
and as assistant professor of special education at the University
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. McGinnis also served with the Des
Moines Public Schools as the principal of the education program at
Orchard Place, a residential and day treatment facility for
children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders. She
has been an executive director of student support services in both
Iowa and Colorado and is currently a private consultant. The author
of numerous articles on identifying and teaching youth with
emotional/behavioral disorders, Dr. McGinnis collaborated with Dr.
Arnold P. Goldstein on earlier Skillstreaming books and is author
of the newly released third editions of Skillstreaming in Early
Childhood, Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, and
Skillstreaming the Adolescent.
Dr Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University, USA as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.