Gerald Amada, PhD, was one of the founders and a director of the Mental Health Program, City College of San Francisco and is now retired after a 30-year career there. He has published 12 books and over 100 articles and book reviews on the subjects of mental health, psychotherapy, and disruptive student issues. To name some, he is the author of Coping with the Disruptive College Student A Practical Model, Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom A Practical Model, and Mental Health and Student Conduct Issues on the College Campus A Reading. He has presented at more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada on the subject of the disruptive college student for more than 20 years. Dr. Amada has served on the Education Committee of the Marin County, California, Human Rights Commission. He has also retired from a 40-year private psychotherapy practice. He received BA and MSW degrees at Rutgers University, and a PhD in social and clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California.
Amada enjoys and feels challenged by the opportunity to share strategies and principles for fostering civility on the college campus.