The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Director of CADIC

kevin-modglinKEVIN M. MODGLIN, M.A., M.P.H.

Mr. Kevin M. Modglin is the Director of the Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center (CADIC) at The Citadel; he reports directly to the Commandant of Cadets (i.e., the Vice President for Student Affairs). Before coming to The Citadel, Mr. Modglin was the manager of the department of health promotion at a major research university in Georgia, and spent ten years providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services at a research university in Northeast Florida. At The Citadel, he and his team provide services to the campus across three tiers of prevention: (1) primary prevention includes population-based education aimed at stopping substance abuse problems before they start; (2) secondary prevention includes one-on-one or small group interventions aimed at modifying substance using behaviors and reducing risk of harm to self and others; (3) tertiary prevention includes support groups and relapse prevention. He has been the recipient of several awards during his tenure at each institution including Program of the Year Award, Most Effective Assessment and Evaluation Award, ‘Beyond the Call’ Achievement Award, and recently, Best Alcohol Prevention Message (for 0-0-1-3 low-risk drinking tips) at the 2015 Regional Bacchus Conference.

Mr. Modglin is also an adjunct instructor for The Citadel; he teaches courses on ethics and leadership for the Krause Center and courses on health and wellness for the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science. He has facilitated workshops and seminars at national, state, and local conferences on many topics including stress management, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, suicide prevention, and substance abuse prevention. He has also conducted research in the area of substance abuse prevention. His research interests include personality risk factors (e.g., extroversion, impulsivity, neuroticism, sensation seeking) and protective factors (e.g., religiosity, self-efficacy, spirituality) that mediate substance use among college students. Other research interests include understanding the relationship between high-risk (i.e., binge style) drinking and student drinking motives (e.g., affiliation motives, approval motives, conformity motives, power motives) and the application of token economies as a prevention strategy.

Mr. Modglin received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Master of Arts in psychology and Master of Public Health in health promotion, each from the University of North Florida. He graduated in the top 5% of his class in each degree program; he is currently pursuing his doctorate in public health.

Mr. Modglin brings to The Citadel his passion toward, and extensive experience in, substance abuse prevention as well as public health assessment and evaluation. When working with students, he incorporates stages of change, motivational interviewing (i.e., goal-oriented and client-centered intervention), and risk-reduction strategies. His motto is semper sursum – always aim high!

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