Norman J. Pollard, Ed.D. Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Education & Schools and School Safety

Specialty Focus: hazing, bullying, school harassment, hazing prevention, anti-bullying, risk management, school violence

Education: Ed.D., Drake University; M.A., Western State College; B.A., Lycoming College

Years in Practice: 18


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Dr. Norm Pollard, Dean of Students and a licensed mental health counselor, has professional interests that include effecting positive change to promote campus culture, risk management, student development issues, and educating students about hazing. Norm has appeared on all the major news networks to represent Alfred University's landmark studies on Initiation Rites and Athletics and Initiation Rites in American High Schools. Several high schools, colleges and communities have consulted with Norm to integrate the survey results into their anti-hazing programs. Norm has served as an expert witness in several civil litigation cases. He has been an invited speaker to a number of national and regional conferences, to speak on hazing and initiation rites. He holds a masters degree in agency counseling from Western State College and doctorate in counseling from Drake University. He has worked on college campuses since 1984 and was director of Alfred University's Counseling and Student Development Center until January, 2006, when he became the Dean of Students. An adjunct associate professor, he has taught graduate courses for the College Student Development, Counseling and School Psychology programs.