Faculty & Staff Profile

Susan R. Boes

Susan R. Boes, Ph.D.

Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Phone: 678-839-6122 | Fax: 678-839-6162

Email:  sboes@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 253

Biography

Susan R. Boes, PhD is a Professor of Counselor Education in the department of Collaborative Support and Intervention in the College of Education. She serves as the school counseling committee chairperson in the Counselor Education program in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies. She teaches graduate courses in counselor education in the masters and education specialist programs, and the initial certification program. Her research focuses on many of the issues of school counselors including eating disorders and most recently on school counseling programs in the different regions of the nation that are accredited versus those that are not accredited. Recent publications include collaborations with students in the areas of multicultural college counseling and the African American Male Initiative success on our campus. Dr. Boes has worked with many of her masters and specialist students in her Research Seminar helping them to turn their project reports into manuscripts. The help she gives to these students and others interested in publishing is important to her. Dr. Boes has been an editorial reviewer for state and national journals as well as the editor of both the association for licensed professional counselors journal and more recently for the state school counselors journal.


Education/Degrees

  • A. B., Teaching Concentration, Mary Manse College, 1965
  • M.Ed., Counseling, Auburn University, 1991
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, Auburn University, 1995

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CEPD-6151 (Asesmnt & Appraisl in Counslng)    
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling)    
    • CEPD-7105 (Counseling Accross Lifespan)    
    • CEPD-7111 (Dg & Trtmnt of Mntl & Emtnl Di)    
    • CEPD-7138 (Multicultural Counseling)    
    • CEPD-7185 (Spec Top in Couns & Educ Psy)    
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • CEPD-7105 (Counseling Accross Lifespan) Section: E01
    • CEPD-7138 (Multicultural Counseling) Section: 01D
    • CEPD-7185 (Designing Effective Programs) Section: E04
    • CEPD-7185 (Designing Effective Programs) Section: E03
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling) Section: 02
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling) Section: 03
    • CEPD-7111 (Dg & Trtmnt of Mntl & Emtnl Di) Section: E01
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E03
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • CEPD-6151 (Asesmnt & Appraisl in Counslng) Section: 03D
    • CEPD-7105 (Counseling Accross Lifespan) Section: E01
    • CEPD-7138 (Multicultural Counseling) Section: 01D
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: E05
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E03
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • CEPD-7105 (Counseling Accross Lifespan) Section: E01
    • CEPD-7138 (Multicultural Counseling) Section: 01D
    • CEPD-7185 (Spec Top in Couns & Educ Psy) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E21

Selected Publications

  • International Students Likelihood to Seek Counseling while Studying Abroad. [View Publication]
  • Boes, S. & Halsall, E.A. (2009 [published in Summer, 2010]). Comparative study on the perceptions of head teachers and principals: Their views of teacher leaders' qualifications. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 20(2), 1-16
  • Boes, S. R., Ng, V., & Daviston, T. (2004). Unmasking eating disorders in the schools. Professional School Counseling, 7, 376-377.