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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 in community engagement and program evaluation; research methodology; counseling military populations; co-occurring disorders; ethics, competence, and professional identity development in counseling and counselor education.


Her clinical specialty area is clinical mental health counseling in schools and communities. Dr. Prosek emphasizes research and professional identity mentorship with master and doctoral students in the Counselor Education program.


She currently serves the profession 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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