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Elizabeth Prosek

Dr. Elizabeth Prosek

Associate Professor of Education (CNED); Professor in Charge, Counselor Education

Phone: 814-867-4918

309 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Counselor Education


Elizabeth Prosek is an Associate Professor of Education (CNED) and Professor in Charge, Counselor Education at the College of Education at Penn State.

Dr. Prosek prioritizes research on community engagement and program evaluation, research methodology, counseling military populations, diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, behavioral addictions, and ethical, professional identity development in counseling and counselor education.

Her emphasis area in the master’s program is Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling in Schools and Communities (CMHC CACREP-accredited specialty area). Dr. Prosek emphasizes research and professional identity mentorship with master’s and doctoral students in the Counselor Education program.

In the profession, she currently serves as an Associate Editor for Qualitative Research for the Journal of Counseling & Development and an editorial board member for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, in which she mentors new board members. Her leadership in the profession includes serving as President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC; 2021-2022). She previously served as a Military Government Counseling Association (MGCA) board member. Before her term with MGCA, Dr. Prosek led the task force to establish the profession’s first guidelines for counseling military populations, endorsed by the American Counseling Association.

Areas of Expertise

Educational Studies

Ethics and Values

Higher Education

Community Engagement

Methodological Research

Qualitative Research

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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