Career Construction Institute Faculty

The Institute Faculty are leading experts in career construction counseling and have published numerous articles and chapters on Life Designing Dialogues. Reading and audio-visual materials will be distributed before, during, and after the Institute.

Institute Organizers

Institute Faculty

Mark L. Savickas, Ph.D.
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rich Feller, Ph.D. 
Colorado State University
Kevin Glavin, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Paul Hartung. Ph.D
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Suzanne Savickas, M.F.A., M.Ed.
John Carroll University
William C. Briddick, Ph.D
South Dakota State University
Steven Antalvari, M.Ed.
Kent State University
Susan Barclay, Ph.D
University of Central Arkansas
  Brian Taber, PH.D
Oakland University
  Jacqueline Kus Ph.D
Regis University

J. Steven Antalvari, MA.Ed.
Director – Academic Engagement and Degree Completion
Kent State University

Steven Antalvari graduate from Purdue University with a degree in Psychology and Organizational Leadership and Supervision, followed by a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Akron. In 2008, Steven joined Kent State University advising primarily Exploratory students. Promoted in 2011 to Assistant Director, he architected the Exploration Plan whose backbone is rooted in Life Design and Self Authorship. In 2013, he was promoted again, this time to University Advising Director. This position served to provide centralized oversight to the advising offices within the Kent State University system. During his tenure in this position, he has focused on training advisors and University community in embracing Career Construction and related narrative driving techniques into student interactions.

Susan Barclay, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, College Student Personnel Services and Administration
University of Central Arkansas

Susan R. Barclay is an assistant professor in the College Student Personnel Services and Administration (CSPA) graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas. Research interests include student success, career transitions, and use of career construction techniques in multiple modalities. Susan is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), is certified in general mediation, and holds certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) instructor.


William C. Briddick, Ph. D

William C. Briddick is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Development teaching in the Counseling and Human Resource Development program at South Dakota State University. His publications have focused on career counseling, career assessment, and the history of counseling including career counseling. He has been involved in ACA and NCDA. He is the founder of the Historical Issues in Counseling Network within ACA. He has a background in counseling and student affairs and currently teaches career counseling and planning, developmental issues in counseling, and courses related to introduction to counseling and ethics within the CHRD program at SDSU. During the 2013-2014 academic year Dr. Briddick spent his sabbatical as a faculty member for Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Richard Feller, Ph.D

Rich Feller Ph.D is one of Colorado State University’s twelve University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, and Past President, Fellow, and Eminent Career Award recipient of the National Career Development Association. A Thought Leader for AARP’s lifereimagined.org, Chief Scientist for YouScience.com, and co-owner of Valerproductions.com and OneLifeTools.com . He leads Rich Feller & Associates and has consulted within all 50 US States and on six continents.


Kevin Glavin, Ph.D

Dr. Kevin Glavin is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Colorado Denver. He holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master’s in Business Information Technology Systems, and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Economics. Dr. Glavin specializes in Career Counseling, Research in Counseling, and the Integration of Technology and Counseling. He has taught for several universities and government institutions, including Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine, Australian Catholic University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and NASA. He is a former president of the Ohio Career Development Association, and currently serves as Editor for the Journal of Employment Counseling. Dr. Glavin has published in several ACA journals and delivered numerous workshops and presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Glavin’s current program of research examines the use of storytelling techniques to help individuals explore and engage in Life Designing for Career Construction.

Jacqueline Kus, Ph.D

Dr. Jacqueline Kus is the Associate Director of Leadership at Regis University. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education. Having served primarily residential students in both the public and private sector, Jacqueline has a strong commitment to student-learning in and out of the classroom. She has participated on numbers of professional university-wide committees, search committees, and strategic planning teams and teaches two courses at Regis College—one of the five respective colleges making up Regis University. As a former college student-athlete, she has been committed to furthering her understanding and knowledge of the student-athlete experience. Her research interests have been focused primarily around identity development and transition out of sports, but currently finds great interest in career development and career counseling. Her recently published dissertation research utilized the career construction interview with Division III female student-athletes and the ways their major choices are confirmed or challenged by their own defined life story. Jacqueline has presented at local and regional conferences on various topics ranging from supervision to implementation of structured training and development plans for students and professional staff. She focuses her research pursuits around student-athletes in the area of career development.


Paul Hartung, Ph.D

Paul J. Hartung, Ph.D. is Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University and Adjunct Professor of Counseling, the University of Akron. He is current editor of The Career Development Quarterly and fellow of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology, and National Career Development Association.

Mark L. Savickas, Ph.D

Mark Savickas continues to serve, since 1975, as Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. He also serves as Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and Visiting Professor in the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick University in the United Kingdom. Previously he served terms as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Organizational Behaviour in the School of Business at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom (2007-20013); Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at Vrije University in Belgium (2005-2008); and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Lisbon in Portugal (1994). His 100 articles, 45 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling.
He received the John L. Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research (1994) and the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology (2011) from the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 1996, he received the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Contributions Award from the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling. He is a fellow of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the National Career Development Association. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).


Suzanne Savickas, M.F.A. and M.Ed.

Suzanne Savickas earned an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. She is a doctoral candidate in Counseling and Human Development Services at Kent State University. Suzanne works as a career counselor and instructor of career development courses at John Carroll University. In addition, Suzanne co-instructs graduate Career Counseling courses at John Carroll University and Youngstown State University. Suzanne has published articles on career construction counseling as well as presented papers on the topic at national conferences. She holds a license in professional counseling and is a certified rehabilitation counselor.

Brian J. Taber, Ph. D

Brian J. Taber, Associate Professor and coordinator of the Advanced Career Counseling Specialization in the Department of Counseling at Oakland University. He earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University. His scholarship interests are in the areas of vocational assessment, career development, and career counseling. He has served as a trustee on the board of directors for the National Career Development Association. He currently serves on the editorial boards of The Career Development Quarterly, Journal of Employment Counseling, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.