Allen N. Mendler, Ph.D., is an educator and school psychologist, who lives in Rochester, New York. He has worked extensively with children of all ages in general and special education settings. He has consulted for many schools and day and residential centers throughout the world, providing training on classroom management, discipline, and motivating difficult students. As one of the internationally acclaimed authors of the original and newly revised Discipline With Dignity and many other publications, Dr. Mendler's emphasis is on developing effective frameworks and strategies for educators, youth professionals, and parents to help youth at risk succeed.
An accomplished author, Dr. Mendler’s titles include Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Connecting with Students, What Do I Do When …?, MORE What Do I Do When …?, Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, and Handling Difficult Parents. He co-authored Discipline With Dignity for Challenging Youth and As Tough as Necessary with Dr. Richard L. Curwin. His latest video set, The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management, which he developed with Dr. Curwin and Brian Mendler, won the 2007 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award in School/Class Management Technology. In addition to his world-renowned books and staff development programs, Dr. Mendler has published articles in Educational Leadership, Reclaiming Children and Youth, and Parenting.
Dr. Mendler is a sought-after speaker who has presented for such educational organizations as Phi Delta Kappa, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Reclaiming Children and Youth. His Discipline With Dignity program was made the official program of the New York State United Teachers. Training and workshops have been provided to tens of thousands of educators in schools throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and Israel.
Dr. Mendler earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and education from Queens College, master’s degree in psychology from Alfred University, and doctorate in school psychology from Union Graduate School.
To book Dr. Mendler for on-site workshops, please call 1-800-772-5227 .