Melissa Luke is the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education and a Dean's Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She has over 15 years of experience working as both a teacher and counselor in P-12 public schools.
Although she teaches coursework across the core CACREP curricula, Professor Luke’s expertise includes school counseling program implementation, professional identity development, and globalization of school counseling, as well as school counselor supervision, with a particular focus on group pedagogies.
Luke’s scholarship reflects her commitment to the preparation of future counselors in their effective work with underrepresented clients; including but not limited to first in families to attend college, and LGBTIQ+ students. Dr. Luke is currently collaborating with colleagues across the university on a project focused on entrepreneurship edcuation and disability. She is also working with a team of scholars across four institutions, exploring the interface of attachment, cognitive distortion, and experience of corrective feedback in clincial supervision.