Doctoral Internship Coordinator for Counselor Education and Supervision.
I received my B.A. in Biology and my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I earned my Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. My sixteen years of clinical experience includes work as an addictions counselor, as a general mental health counselor, coordinating services for severely emotionally handicapped children and as a counselor in a private practice serving business and industry. Prior to coming to Kent, I had a faculty appointment at Columbus State University. While at Kent State my scholarly interest emerged in international aspects of counseling and counselor training. That interest has provided me the opportunity to teach counseling and to make multiple trips to Turkey, the Bahamas and Singapore. My other interests include multicultural counseling training and the use of technology in counseling. I am founder and list manager of CESNET-L a professional listserv for counselor educators. I am co-founding editor of The Journal of Technology in Counseling, a web-based, peer reviewed journal, and founder/editor of CounselorAudioSource.net, a podcast series for counselors. Currently, my technology interests include virtual worlds as co-founder of Counselor Education in Second Life http://SL.CounselorEducation.org I am on the editorial boards of The International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling and the Counselor Education and Supervision Journal. I act as section editor of the Couples Enrichment and Education section of The Family Journal, and writer/editor of a monthly column, The Digital Psyway, in Counseling Today, the monthly publication of The American Counseling Association (50,000 members). I am currently interested in international issues with counseling and counselor education and technology applications in teaching counseling.
Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of South Carolina, Department of Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015 – ACES President’s Service Award - Recognition for service to ACES
2011 – ACES President’s Award – Recognition for service to the counseling profession through advancement of technology
2010 – Ohio Counseling Association Herman J. Peters Award – Recognition for promoting innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field and significant impact on future tends
2010 American Counseling Association Professional Development Award – Recognition for contributions to the field in technology and counseling