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Jeffrey Yarvis

Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 703-901-6973
Email: jyarvis@fordham.edu
Office: Online

Education

PhD, University of Georgia

MSW, Boston College

MS., Norwich University

M.Ed., Cambridge College

MSS., U.S. Army War College

BA., Indiana University

Courses Taught

Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma

Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan

Practice Experience

COL Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD, LCSW, BCD, ACSW is a 35-year veteran leader in student/soldier affairs, executive medicine, trauma-informed clinician, life-long educator and well-published social work and military scholar in the field of psychological trauma. A transformational leader, Dr. Yarvis has built, transformed, restored, and grown large organizations and optimized their performance using high reliability principles. He has significant experience in restoring integrity, award-winning labor relations efforts, receiving significant research and program funding, collaborating between agencies and restoring the integrity of failing programs. He has been described by his students, superiors, and subordinates as a visionary, honest, ethical, big-hearted, “real,” and a servant leader who inspires teamwork, coalition building, and mission success. He was an unconventional military leader that gets things done with an infectious passion. His ability to leverage his skills and translate them to any setting makes him the ideal candidate for the most challenging leadership environments. Always attempting to improve his leadership repertoire, Dr. Yarvis recently completed two additional master's degrees in Executive Leadership and Strategic Studies. Awards include: NASW Pioneer, Researcher of the Year-Texas A&M University-Central Texas, DiversityMBA.org-Top 50 Executives Under 50, Uniformed Social Worker of the Year, US Army Social Worker of the Year, Mental Health Professional of the Year, Military Alpha Designator as a Professor & Military Scholar in Social Work, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge, the Legion of Merit, and Order of Military Medical Merit. Board Certified in Clinical Social Work and Fellow of the APA. COL Yarvis was the first Army Social Worker to Command a Combat Support Hospital, Medical Brigade, and Hospital Center. COL Yarvis works currently as a senior leader consultant and professor of social work.