Suzy Wise, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dickmeyer Hall 211
219.464.6088
suzy.wise@valpo.edu

Biography

Dr. Wise joined the Psychology faculty at Valparaiso University in 2018 and serves as faculty advisor of the VU chapter of Counselors for Social Justice. She earned her Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Counselor Education and Supervision where she taught across the CMHC curriculum in both on-ground and online formats. Dr. Wise earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an Education Specialist degree in Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also worked professionally in higher education student affairs for GWU’s Graduate School of Education for over 10 years coordinating preservice clinical placements and educator licensure for teachers, school counselors, and administrators, as well as program accreditation efforts for the graduate school. Dr. Wise has mental health counseling experience in private practice and university-based community counseling centers, assisting college-age and adult clients to address a variety of concerns such as depression, grief, identity development, career entry and transition, anxiety, addiction, and past traumas. She has also served as a university supervisor for practicum students and interns in both on- and off-campus clinical and school-based settings. Dr. Wise has presented her research at national, state, regional, and local conferences, and has published across a variety of subjects. She welcomes student interest in collaborating on projects. Outside of professional pursuits, she enjoys landscape photography, travel, cooking, spending quality time with family and friends, and her two Zoombombing cats, Milo & Loki.

Education

Ph.D. (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: Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories
  • COUN 664: Career Counseling: Appraisal and Intervention
  • COUN 668: Group Counseling
  • COUN 691: LGBTQ+ Issues in Counseling
Research Interests
  • Gender identity and sexual/affectional identity development
  • Career development and the intersection of career and mental health counseling
  • Grief, loss, and life transitions
  • Gatekeeping in the counseling profession
Selected Contributions

Wise, S. (In press). Career counseling with underserved populations model. In J. Abdullah, & S. Dermer (Eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of multicultural counseling, social justice and advocacy. (pp.). City, State: Publisher.

Wise, S. (In press). Culture-infused career counseling. In J. Abdullah, & S. Dermer (Eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of multicultural counseling, social justice and advocacy. (pp.). City, State: Publisher.

Wise, S. (In press). LGBTQI+ persons and immigration. In J. Abdullah, & S. Dermer (Eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of multicultural counseling, social justice and advocacy. (pp.). City, State: Publisher.

Yousuf, T., Naz, M., Roberson, C., Wise, S., & Rowland, D. (In press). Depression as a function of social support in transgender and cisgender individuals with sexually transmitted diseases. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Wise, S., & Woodruff, E. M. (2020). Counseling women who have lost their mothers. In S. Degges-White, M. Kepicova, & W. Killam (Eds.) Counseling the contemporary woman: Strategies and interventions across the lifespan (343-362). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Wise, S. & Schoonover, T. (2018, December 1). An experiential opportunity for counselors-in-training: Facilitating undergraduate engagement in career education. Career Convergence Web Magazine, National Career Development Association. Retrieved from https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/202855/_PARENT/CC_layout_details/false

Burlew, L. D. & Wise, S. (2017). Career Development.  In C. B. Roland, & L. D. Burlew (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.

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 & D. Lecklider (Eds.), The power of clinical preparation in teacher education (87-103). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield in association with Association of Teacher Educators.

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.,

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.

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

Recognitions

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)

Memberships
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Adult Development & Aging (AADA)
  • Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling academic and professional honor society international (CSI)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities (SPSMM)