Susan Kashubeck-West: 2016-2019

Susan Kashubeck-West is a professor in the Department of Education Science and Professional Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Director of Research for the College of Education. She previously taught at Texas Tech University (1993-2001) and Drake University (1989-1993). Susan received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. Her research interests center around discrimination and stigma related to sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and social class and their relationships to psychological distress and well-being

Susan has served multiple times on SCP program committees, hospitality committees, and awards committees. In addition, she has been an editorial board member for The Counseling Psychologist, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and several other journals. In 2016, Susan received Fellow status (Division 17) in APA. She served on the American Psychological Association task force that wrote the 2012 Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients.

Susan is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She received the UMSL 2014 Trailblazer Award and the College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award in 2003, 2006, and 2010.