Faculty/Staff Profile

Michael Keim

Michael Keim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Phone: 678-839-6127 | Fax: 678-839-6099

Email:  mkeim@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 229


Michael A. Keim is an Assistant Professor of Professional Counseling in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. He is army veteran and he has served as an educator and school counselor in the public schools for over a decade. His research interests include ethical and legal issues in professional counseling, as well as issues relating to counseling in the military community and deployment. His research projects have focused on school counseling program evaluation and school counseling service provision to children of deployed military parents.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian Area Studies, Wittenberg University, 1988
  • M.A., Master of Arts in School Counseling, Western Carolina University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, Auburn University, 2009

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CEPD-6140 (Intro to Counseling Practice)    
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling)    
    • CEPD-6188 (Practicum: Prof Counseling)    
    • CEPD-7145 (Advocacy and Leadership)    
    • CEPD-7185 (Counseling Military Families)    
    • CEPD-8189 (Advanced Internship)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    

Selected Publications

  • Keim, M. A., & Vasilas, C. N. (2010). Ambiguous loss and deployment: Assisting veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom through application of Van Deurzen's Four Worlds Model. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/A [View Publication]
  • Keim, M.A., & Suh, S.P. (2013). Serving the children of those who serve: School counselor service provision to children of deployed military parents. Journal of Military and Government Counseling. [View Publication]
  • Cates, K.A., Gunderson, C., & Keim, M. A. (2012). The ethical frontier: Ethics and counseling in Alaskan settings. The Professionsal Counselor: Research and Practice, 2, 22-32. http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/wp-content/uploads/Cates_Gunderson_Kelm_Digest.pdf [View Publication]
  • Keim, M.A., & Cobia, D. (2010). Legal and ethical implications of working with minors in Alabama: Consent and confidentiality. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 35, 28-34. [View Publication]