Robert J. Garmston
Robert J. Garmston conducts presentations and workshops for educators, managers, and professionals throughout the United States, and in Canada, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration at California State University, he is an educational consultant specializing in leadership, learning, and personal and organizational development. Formerly a classroom teacher, principal, director of instruction, and superintendent, Bob Garmston is co-developer of the Cognitive CoachingSM model and co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior with Dr. Arthur Costa. He is developer of the Adaptive School model with Bruce Wellman. He lives near Sacramento, California, with his wife Sue and close to his five adult children, and four grandchildren, who are, of course, cute and bright.
Active in many professional organizations, Bob Garmston served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development from 1989–1991 and as a member of the Executive Council for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development at the international level from 1991–1994. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 1996 Learned Article of the Year by National Education Press Association and the 1999 Book of the Year by National Staff Development Council (NSDC). He has been recognized by NSDC for his contribution to staff development, and with his wife Sue, was co-recipient of The Helen Heffernan Memorial Award for distinguished service to California education. He currently is a reviewer for the International Journal of Leadership in Education.
In addition to working with educational groups, Bob Garmston has consulted such diverse groups as the Arabian American Oil Company, American Society for Training and Development, California Probation Officers, National Association for Court Administration, League of Women Voters, National Legislative Services and Security Association, Municipal Utilities Districts, United States Air Force, and World Health Organization.
Robert J. Garmston, Ed.D.
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