Stephanie Burns

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Stephanie Burns
Assistant Professor
(269) 387-0711
3521 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5226
Mailing address: 
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5226 USA
  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • M.Ed., Kent State University
  • B.F.A., University of Akron

Dr. Stephanie Tursic Burns is an assistant professor of counselor education at Western Michigan University and a partner in the private counseling practice Seneca Counseling & Psychological Services LLC. She was honored in 2012 by the American Counseling Association as winner of the Glen Hubele National Graduate Student Award; the National Career Development Association as winner of the Graduate Student Research Grant Award; the Association for Humanistic Counseling as winner of the Doctoral Level Emerging Leader Award; and the Kent State University College of Education, Health, and Human Services' Doctoral Level Graduate Student Research Award.

The ACA’s Glen Hubele National Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding dissertation research by an ACA student member. Burns’ dissertation research determined and recommended empirically based criteria for performing person matching as a psychometric scoring methodology to predict specialty selection for a profession. The award was presented at ACA’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Burns is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and Ohio as well as a national certified counselor. She has presented at local, state, regional, and national counseling association conferences, provided numerous CEU training workshops, and has served on local, state, regional, and national counseling association committees.