IBSC Speakers Bureau
As a service to member schools, the IBSC Speakers Bureau lists experts and consultants who have spoken and consulted to IBSC schools and at IBSC-sponsored conferences and workshops. In addition, they offer a discounted fee to IBSC member schools. Contact information is provided at the bottom of each entry. When contacting one of these speakers, please mention that your school is a member of the IBSC. Speakers who are interested in joining the IBSC Speakers Bureau should contact the Executive Director at email@example.com.
John Badalament, Ed.M., is an international lecturer, Harvard-trained educator, and leader in the fatherhood field. John is also the director of the acclaimed film for PBS, All Men Are Sons: Exploring the Legacy of Fatherhood, and the upcoming film, Gender Traps: How Marriage Problems Start in Kindergarten. His work has been featured in Men's Health, the Boston Globe, and Our Children, the National PTA magazine.
Over the last 15 years, John has worked with thousands of parents and children. He currently consults with schools, parent groups, mental health professionals, corrections facilities, companies, and religious groups. His client list includes The National Association of Independent Schools, University of California, the Milton Academy, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, among others.
John holds a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. A recognized leader, John participated in Harvard's Summit on Boys Development and Male Psychology. He's presented at national conferences, such as The NAIS National Conference, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, New England Fathering Conference, National Head Start Conference on Fathers, Harvard Medical School, and the Askwith Forum at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. John lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children. For contact information, consult the speaker's website at http://www.johnbadalament.com/
Adam J. Cox, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist. He earned his doctoral degree in psychology at Lehigh University, and completed his clinical training at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cox became a psychologist from a non-traditional path. While working as a fine artist near New York City, he opened a studio and welcomed children who wanted to learn how to draw and paint. This experience introduced him to the joy and creativity of mentoring children, which developed into the focus of his career as a family psychologist.
As an advocate for children's mental health, Dr. Cox is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences. He has been quoted in a variety of print media about psychological issues affecting families and youth. These publications include the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Magazine, Family Circle, Child, and many others. He has been featured on numerous radio shows including National Public Radio's Voices in the Family and Radio Times.
Dr. Cox's work with schools and community groups has put him at the forefront of a revolution in redefining how we understand childhood syndromes such as ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism-spectrum disorders. He is the author of No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control - The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive and Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect. He currently lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son. For contact information, consult the speaker's website at http://www.dradamcox.com.
Abigail Norfleet James taught in high school for many years and consults on the subject of gendered teaching to school systems, colleges, and universities. Her area of expertise is developmental and educational psychology as applied to the gendered classroom. Prior to obtaining her doctorate from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, she taught General Science, Biology, and Psychology in both boys' and girls' secondary schools.
Publications include reports of research comparing the educational attitudes of male graduates of coed schools to male graduates of single sex schools and research describing the effects of gendered basic skills instruction. In addition, she has written on differentiated instruction at the elementary school level, on strategies for teaching the male brain, and on strategies for presenting math and science to the female brain. She is the author of the recent book , Teaching the Male Brain (Corwin Press).
She has presented workshops and papers at many educational conferences and works with teacher and parent groups in interpreting the world of gendered education particularly in the coed classroom. For contact information, consult the speaker's website at http://www.rockhouseassociates.org/