Classroom Management and Dealing with Problems

On November 19, 2019, from 12:30 until 2:30 pm, in ERB 570 (Engineering Research Building),
Dan Moore and Garry Douthitt will conduct the following workshop,
sponsored by the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence:

Title: Classroom Management and Dealing with Problems

Abstract: Have you been concerned about the well-being of a student in your course, but weren’t sure what you were allowed to say or ask? Have you been confronted by a student and felt unsure about how to handle it? Would you like some advice on general classroom management? Join CRTLE staff along with Dan Moore from the Office of Student Conduct, and Office Gary Douthitt from the UTA Police Department, for a discussion on classroom management including how to handle problems, how to anticipate problems, and steps you can take to deescalate the problems before they begin. It’s all about prevention, procedure and process.


Lunch is provided, but since space is limited, we ask that you please RSVP below. After reaching capacity, we will notify and add registrants to a waiting list.


Dan MooreDan Moore

Dan Moore currently serves as the Associate Director for Academic Integrity at UT Arlington. Prior to joining UTA in 2012, he spent the previous seven years working in a variety of student conduct roles at three different institutions. Dan regularly facilitates presentations and workshops related to academic integrity and other student conduct issues. Dan earned his B.S. in Business-Finance from Indiana University and his M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.


Garry DouthittGarry Douthitt

Officer Douthitt began his career with the UT Arlington Police Department as an intern, where he gained valuable experience in the Law Enforcement field. He then began working for the UT Arlington Police Department as a Public Safety Officer in 2013. In 2015 he became a Police Officer with the UT Arlington PD after attending the North Texas Council of Government Police Academy. He completed the academy and was sworn in October of 2015.

Officer Douthitt currently serves with the UT Arlington PD on patrol as a Police Officer. During his time as a Police Officer he has received several awards and commendations related to field operations, including the lifesaving award. He has completed countless training programs, including the IPMBA Bike School, the 40 hour Mental Health Peace Officer Course, and the Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer Course. He also has taken over 60 hours of Verbal De-Escalation courses, including the Surviving Verbal Conflict course.

Officer Douthitt has completed the TCOLE Basic Instructor School and received his Basic Instructor Proficiency on 11/13/2017. Officer Douthitt also received his TCOLE Mental Health Officer License in October 2017.

Officer Douthitt has his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from UT Arlington. He has been teaching De-Escalation and Mental Health First Aid courses to UT Arlington and other Law Enforcement agencies personnel for over two years.