New Faculty Mentor Profiles
Dr. Ryan Bowers, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Teaching: I have been teaching Clinical Counseling and Psychology courses for the past eight years at Kutztown University, Immaculata University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Duquesne University, and Lehigh-Carbon Community College. I primarily teach Graduate Level courses at KU in Tests and Assessment, Research Methods, and Supervising Internship students.
Research: While I have conducted qualitative and mixed-method research projects in the past, I focus more on quantitative research and, specifically, looking at psychometric properties of newly created assessments, as well as assessing the quality and effectiveness of mentoring relationships. Outside of my own research interests, I enjoy working in research teams and having the ability to teach what I have learned about advanced research methodology, as well as learning from others about their own interests and techniques.
Service: University service includes: University Senate Member, Graduate Exceptions Committee Member, University Calendar Committee Member, Graduate Program Committee Member, Student-Faculty Review Board Member, APSCUF Membership Committee Chair, Counselor Education Admissions Committee Member, and formerly, Open Space Committee Member. Professional/Community Service includes: Parzival Executive Board Member, ACES Conference Committee Member, ACA Conference Committee Member, Chi Sigma Iota Workshop Presenter, and offering pro-bono LGBTQI Counseling through the Humanistic Therapy Center.
Personal: I enjoy being a State Certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor, playing golf around the Berks County Area, working on my Jeep Wrangler (it’s the bright yellow one in the Old Main parking lot), playing drums in my cover band as well as playing the snare drum in the Kutztown Pipe Band, and spending time with my wife, our two foster children, and our retired racing greyhounds.