Jim Matthews, M.Ed. provides students, faculty, staff and parents with critical information about college drinking in an entertaining and non-judgmental manner. Jim’s presentations, workshops, and books provide vital information about alcohol’s impact on college students and their friends and families. Jim was the Coordinator of Health Education at Merrimack College in Massachusetts and prior to this position he was the Assistant to the Vice President for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs at Keene State College in New Hampshire where the campus newspaper identified his courses as the “most popular courses” at Keene State.
Jim is a certified trainer for the Prevention Research Institute, has a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Therapy, was a participant in the Professional in Residence Program at the Betty Ford Center in California and is the author of “Beer, Booze and Books…a sober look at higher education,” “The ABCs of College Drinking…25 tips for navigating the collegiate party scene” and “The Parents Guide to College Drinking…facing the challenge together.”
Jim has been recognized by the New Hampshire legislature for his work in alcohol and other drug education and abuse program. He has appeared on ABC-TV, WOR-TV, CNN, NBC Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspaper articles. Jim has spoken to over 500,000 students on more than 500 campuses throughout the US and Canada.