Dr. Jeffrey Scott Trotter is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education (DTE) and has taught at Anderson University since 2003. Initially he served as an adjunct instructor but was invited to join the DTE faculty full time in 2009. He earned degrees from Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College, and Ball State University. Dr. Trotter’s fields of specialty include clinical and school psychology; psychological assessment of children, youth, and adults; the identification and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders of school aged children; development of multi-tiered instructional models; learning disabilities; finger agnosia; and suicide prevention. He has presented at conferences and is published in School Psychology as well as neuropsychological publications. Current areas of research include the compliance of public schools with federal and state education law, the practices of special education teachers and school psychologists when identifying and treating children with emotional disabilities, and the ethical beliefs and practices of classroom teachers.
Dr. Trotter currently belongs to the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, the Council for Exceptional Children. On campus, he serves on multiple councils and committees and is a faculty advisor for the Student Council for Exceptional Children.
Dr. Trotter is married to Christine Sunberg-Trotter and they have three adult children. He enjoys traveling, jazz, backpacking, kayaking, and coffee.
Dr. Jeff Trotter has been at Anderson University since 2009.
Phone: (765) 641-4401
Professor of Education and Department Chair
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
M.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ball State University
Ph.D., Ball State University