Suzanna Wise


Dickmeyer Hall 213


Suzy Wise is a Ph.D. candidate from Northern Illinois University (NIU) joining the faculty at Valparaiso University as an instructor in the fall of 2018. At NIU, she gained several years of teaching experience as well as coordinated an undergraduate career planning program. Additionally, she provided clinical supervision for practicum students and interns in both the on-campus clinic and in off-campus school and clinical settings. Suzy holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an Education Specialist degree in Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and worked professionally in GWU’s Graduate School of Education for over 10 years in higher education student affairs. Suzy has counseling experience in career development and clinical mental health counseling in university-based counseling centers, assisting college-age and adult clients to address a variety of concerns such as depression, grief, identity development, anxiety, addiction, and past traumas.


Ph.D. Candidate (Counselor Education & Supervision), Northern Illinois University
Graduate Certificate (Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education), Northern Illinois University
Ed. S. (Counseling), The George Washington University
M.A. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), The George Washington University
B.A. (Political Science), The George Washington University

Courses Taught
  • COUN 570: Testing & Appraisal
  • COUN 660: Counseling Theories
Research Interests

Gender and sexual identity development
Career development and counseling
Grief, loss, and life transitions
Gatekeeping in the counseling profession

Selected Contributions

Tate, P. S., Kochhar-Bryant, C. A., Wise, S. M., O’Neill, V. P., Sloan, K. J., & Whitson, J. L. (2017). Opening the black box: Self-study of clinical practices in educator preparation. In R. Flessner and D. Lecklider (Eds.) The power of clinical preparation in teacher education (87-103). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield in association with Association of Teacher Educators.

Burlew, L. D. & Wise, S. (2017). Career Development.  In C. B. Roland, & L. D. Burlew, L. D. (Eds.). Counseling LGBTQ adults throughout the life span (66-70). Retrieved from http://www.counseling. org/knowledge-center/lgbtq-resources

Killam, W., Wise, S. & Weber, B. (2017). College major and career choice. In W. Killam, & S. Degges-White (Eds.), College Student Development: Applying Theory to Practice on the Diverse Campus (175-186). New York, NY: Springer.

Wise, S. (2017). Chickering’s theory and the seven vectors of development. In Killam, W., & Degges-White, S. (Eds.), College Student Development: Applying Theory to Practice on the Diverse Campus (101-110). New York, NY: Springer.

Rheineck, J., Wise, S., & Williams, J. (2016). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals. In Killam, W., Degges-White, S., Michel, R. (Eds.), Career Counseling Interventions: Practice with Diverse Clients (p. 117-127). New York, NY: Springer.


Northern Illinois University, Department of Counseling, Adult & Higher Education Excellence in Empowerment Award (2016)

Northern Illinois University, Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2016 & 2018)

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Adult Development & Aging (AADA)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling academic and professional honor society international (CSI)