Thomas M. Jarvis, Ed.D.

  • College: College of Education
  • Department: School Counseling Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor and Chair, School Counseling Academic Department
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: School Counselor Education (Master of Science in Education)
  • jarvist@fvsu.edu

THOMAS M. JARVIS, ED.D.

(478) 825-6636 (work phone)
Jarvist@fvsu.edu (work email)

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT

Rank: Assistant Professor
Position: Graduate Faculty, Graduate Studies- School Counselor Education
Track: Tenured track; began August, 2010

EDUCATION

Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida
Degree: Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, 2006
Doctoral Dissertation: Mentoring:  An Effective Intervention in Elementary Schools

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Degree: M.A., Community Counseling, 1987
Master’s Thesis: The Effect of Self-complexity on Mood Variability and Self-esteem in Adolescents

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Degree: B.A., Psychology, 1985
Andrew College, Cuthbert, Georgia
Degree: A.A., General Studies, 1983

CERTIFICATION/CREDENTIALS

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
Certification: Add-on Certification in School Counseling, 1998

State of Georgia, Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Certification: Georgia Educator Certificate, School Counseling (P-12)
(Valid through June, 2018)

State of Georgia, State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors/ Social Workers/ Marriage and Family Therapists
Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor (Valid through September, 2018)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, August, 2010 to present
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia  

Courses Taught:

  • Counseling Interventions and Prevention
  • Ethics and School Law
  • Graduate Studies Orientation
  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Clinical Supervision (Ed.S. level)
  • Clinical Supervision Practicum (Ed.S. level)
  • Seminar in Social Issues and Comparative Education (Master’s and Ed.S. level)
  • Comprehensive School Counseling
  • School and Family Consultation
  • Group Counseling

Other Essential Duties:

  • Department Chair (August 2015 to present)
  • Advisement
  • Critiquing action research projects
  • Supervising student interns

Adjunct Professor, Summer, 2010
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia

Courses Taught:

  • Foundations of Professional
  • Ethics and School Law

Adjunct Professor, 2005 – 2006 (3 semesters)
Gordon College, Barnesville, Georgia

Course Taught: Introductory Psychology

Professional School Counselor, August, 2000 – June, 2010
Monroe County Board of Education
Hubbard Primary/Elementary School, Forsyth, Georgia

  • Provided individual and group counseling
  • Provided classroom guidance
  • Initiated and coordinated mentoring program
  • Coordinated Student Support Team process
  • Collaborated with local DFCS
  • Facilitated Tiger Citizenship Program
  • Facilitated Career Fair Activities

Professional School Counselor
Bibb County Board of Education, August, 1999 – May, 2000
Sonny Carter Elementary School
Macon, Georgia

  • Provided individual and group counseling
  • Provided classroom guidance
  • Coordinated Student Support Team process
  • Collaborated with School Social Worker
  • Coordinated Character Education Program
  • Coordinated Crisis/Emergency Plan

Professional School Counselor, August, 1998 to May, 1999
Crawford County Board of Education
Crawford County Elementary School
Roberta, Georgia

  • Provided individual and group counseling
  • Provided classroom guidance
  • Coordinated Student Support Team process
  • Collaborated with local DFCS
  • Coordinated standardized testing

Resource Coordinator, July, 1994 – June, 1998
Crawford County Board of Education
Pre-kindergarten Program
Roberta, Georgia

  • Facilitated parent workshops
  • Coordinated family services
  • Collaborated with local service agencies

Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy, September, 1993 – June, 1994
RiverEdge Mental Health
Macon, Georgia

  • Counseled with children and families
  • Conducted diagnostic assessments
  • Formulated treatment plans

Department of Family and Children Services, April, 1988 – September, 1993
State of Georgia
Barrow, Clarke and Crawford Counties

  • Conducted child abuse investigations
  • Provided preventative services
  • Coordinated services for foster children
  • Wrote social summaries
  • Wrote adoption studies

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • American Counseling Association
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Georgia School Counselors Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission- School Counseling Task Force, 2016
  • Peach County Schools- REACH Scholar Program Interview Team, 2014 to present
  • Georgia School Counselors Association, Region 7- Program Committee, 2014
  • Fort Valley Middle School- Mentor, 2013 to present
  • Fort Valley Middle School- Career motivation sessions with middle school classes, 2013
  • Eagle Springs Elementary School- Advisory Council member for guidance program, 2011
  • Big Brothers/ Big Sisters- Big Brother, 1996 – 2010
  • Georgia School Counselors Association
    • Information Technology Chairperson, 2006 – 2007
    • Region 7 Chairperson, 2003 – 2004
  • Hospice of Central Georgia- Group facilitator for grief camps, 2000 – 2001

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 Fort Valley State University

  • Graduate Faculty Council, 2010 – 2011
  • Professional Education Faculty Committee, 2010 to present
  • Educational and Professional Education Committee, 2010 to present
  • Clinical and Field Experience Committee, 2010 – 2012
  • Assessment Committee, 2011
  • Dean Search Committee, 2012
  • iPREP Mentoring Project (formerly TALENTS), 2010 to 2013
  • Road Map Strategic Task Force, a collaborative effort with RESA and area high schools and postsecondary institutions, 2012
  • School Counselor Education Advisory Council, 2012 to present
  • Diversity Conference Program Committee, 2013
  • Ambassador for Customer Service Initiative, 2013 to present
  • Graduate Recruiting Committee Chair, 2014 to present
  • Graduate Council, 2015 to present
  • School Counselor Education Department Chair, 2015 to present
  • Student Judiciary Committee, 2015 to present
  • Graduate School Tuition Task Force, 2016 to present
  • Graduate Council Student Affairs Committee Chair, 2016 to present
  • Title IX Hearing Panelist, 2016 to present
  • College of Education Search Committee Chair, 2016 to present

 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Macon, Georgia- Big Brother of the Year, 2004
  • Monroe County Schools- Certificate of Achievement as a School Counselor, 2004
  • Monroe County Schools- Certificate of Achievement for establishing school mentoring program, 2001
  • Monroe County Schools- Certificate of Achievement for contributions to Hubbard Primary School, 2000
  • Middle Georgia School Counselors Association- Counselor of the Year Nominee, 1999

RESEARCH

Jarvis, T. (in progress). Improving on the Essentials of Clinical Supervision of School Counselor Candidates. Quantitative Study, Fort Valley State University.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2016
    Examining Ecological Assumptions about Ethical Issues Using a Contextual Model
  • Georgia School Counselors Association, Region 9 Conference, 2014
    LPC Licensure
  • Georgia School Counselors Association, Region 7 Conference, 2013
    Responding to Death/Loss in Schools, What is the School Counselor’s Role
  • Conference presentation, 2013
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    Responding to Death/Loss in Schools, Conference presentation, 2012
  • Diversity Conference
    Educating and Supporting Students in Poverty, Conference presentation, 2012
  • Fort Valley State University
    What Do School Counselors Do?, Workshop for College of Education faculty, 2012
  • Georgia School Counselors Association
    Responding to School Crises and Tragedies, Conference presentation, 2011
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    Improving on the Essentials of Clinical Supervision, Conference presentation, 2011
  • Fort Valley State University
    Multiple Intelligences, Instructional workshop for faculty, 2011
  • Georgia School Counselors Association, Region 9
    Mentoring Works, Conference presentation, 2011
  • Fort Valley State University
    Mentoring Training, Training for student mentors (3 sessions), 2011
  • Monroe County Schools
    Parenting that Works, Parent workshop series at county elementary schools, 2009
  • Monroe County Schools
    Mentor Orientation and Training, Training for new mentors, 2001 – 2009
  • Monroe County Schools
    Student Support Team Training, Training for teachers/staff, 2000 – 2009
  • Georgia School Counselors Association
    Mentoring Works, Fall Conference, 2005
  • Middle Georgia RESA
    Basic Needs of Children, Training for paraprofessionals, 2001
  • Crawford County Schools
    Building Resilient Children, Parent education series, 1995
  • Crawford County Schools
    Super, Drug Awareness and Abuse Training, Training for parents/teens, 1994 – 1995
  • Crawford County Schools
    Nurturing Program, Parent workshop series, 1994 -1995
  • Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services
    Mapp Foster/Adoptive Parent Training, 1989 – 1990

PUBLICATIONS

Jarvis, T. (2015). Applying a grief response framework to death/loss in schools. GSCA Journal.

Moore, T., Jarvis, T. & Mobley, J. (2010). Field experience handbook of the Fort Valley State University School Counselor Education Program. Fort Valley, Georgia: FVSU Internal Publications.

Jarvis, T. (2000). Crisis preparation manual. Sonny Carter Elementary School, Macon, Georgia: Internal Publications.

PROPOSED PUBLICATIONS

Jarvis, T., & Sanders, G. (in progress). Impact of school mentoring on academics and self-concept.

Jarvis, T. (in progress). Improving on the essential of clinical supervision in school counselor education candidates.

 Jarvis, T. (in progress). Examining ecological assumptions about ethical issues using a contextual model.