Marvin L. Colson, MS

Marvin L. Colson, MS
Director of Developmental Disabilities Programs
School of Social Welfare
Stony Brook University
L2-093 Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8231

Phone: 631-444-3162
Fax: 631-444-7565

Marvin L. Colson is a Clinical Associate Professor, and the Director of Developmental Disabilities Programs for the School of Social Welfare, Stony Brook University. Prior to his current directorship at Stony Brook University, Professor Colson worked for over 21 years for NYS Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, including seven years as the Long Island Regional Director.

Marvin has over 25 years of executive level public health policy and management experience with all levels of government and private organizations in developing and administering quality health programs. Many of his service and management paradigms are designed to have emphasis on the recruitment, retention, training and recognition of a quality workforce. He is an internationally recognized expert in the management and delivery of services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

He also directs the School of Social Welfare's Extraordinary Caregivers Recognition and Supervisor/Manager's Training Programs, and has been the recipient of numerous national and state-wide leadership and service awards throughout his career.

He is a native Long Islander, and is a decorated War Veteran who served as a combat medic.

Mr. Colson is available at


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