“A good researcher is guided by ethical principles.”

Dr. Rick S. Balkin

Meet the Coordinator

Dr. Balkin has been a counselor educator since 2003. He practiced for seven years in an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients. Dr. Balkin has worked as an outpatient counselor since 1996, and he has taught courses related to research, assessment, theories, and counseling practice. His research interests include counseling outcomes, instrument development, research methods, forgiveness, and religious diversity. Dr. Balkin is currently serving as the Assistant Chair, Professor, and Coordinator of EDRES in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education. Check out his CV.

Dr. Rick S. Balkin, photo published by Hotty Toddy April 2019 after receiving national recognition for over ten years of adolescent mental health research.

Meet the Graduate Web Designers

Sarah Campbell,

PhD Student in Secondary English Education

Keon Stewart,

PhD Student in Counselor Education

Sheerah Neal,

PhD Student in Counselor Education