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Dr. Allison Fleming

Associate Professor of Education (RHS)

Phone: 814-863-2285

330 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Counselor Education
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services


Allison R. Fleming, Ph.D., CRC, is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services and Counselor Education at Penn State University. Allison got her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Springfield College in 2004 and became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) that same year. She has worked in the rehabilitation field as a counselor, researcher, and educator for the last 16 years. Before pursuing an academic career, Allison worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston. Following that experience, she also worked for the Institute for Community Inclusion, providing continuing education in best practices in employment services to rehabilitation counselors and community rehabilitation staff around New England. She received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education at Michigan State University in 2012 and has been on the University of Kentucky and Penn State faculty. She is currently serving as the First VP of the National Council for Rehabilitation Education and on the Gregory S. Fehribach Center research advisory board at Eskinaze Health.


She also is co-director of the WorkLink PSU program at University Park, sharing this responsibility with Dr. Wendi Coduti. As co-director, Allison is involved in all aspects of program planning, and implementation, instruction, student support, mentor recruitment and supervision, person-centered planning, collaborating with students, families, and community supports and communicating with Penn State faculty about student progress in their classes. Dr. Fleming is Co-PI on the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership grants (with Dr. Coduti) supporting the WorkLink program. For more information, check the WorkLink website at


Office hours: 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, or by appointment.

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