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J. Edson McKee, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus, Graduate Psychology


  • Ed.D. Indiana University
  • M.S. Emporia State University
  • B.S. Emporia State University


  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
  • I currently teach the Counseling Techniques class as an Emeritus Professor for the Counseling Programs.
  • During my over 30 years of service as a faculty member in the Counseling Program I have mentored hundreds of students, given presentations at state and national professional conferences,  and published numerous articles and books.  I also designed the Miller Counseling Laboratory where students are able to practice and record counseling sessions.
  • I am from Kansas, the Land of Oz, where I learned wizardry from both the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West.  As a result, I have extraordinary powers to influence people, but sometimes it’s for good reasons and sometimes it’s for evil purposes. Some people have described my teaching methods as quirky, but other have disagreed strongly, describing it as odd, strange, eccentric, peculiar, unusual and weird.
  • I have received the Distinguished Professional Service Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the College of Integrated Science and Technology Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Virginia School Counselors Association Outstanding Counselor Educator Award.

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