Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Counseling Individuals with Disabilities
  • Culture, Gender, & Class in counseling
  • Foundations of Mental Health
  • Professional Issues & Ethics in Mental Health
  • Orientation to School Counseling
  • Consultation in School Counseling
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Grief & Loss in Children
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Appraisal & Assessment
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Counseling Practicum and Internship

Books & Book Chapters

  • Fiorini, J. Bad mothers pursue doctorates: Difficulties encountered in becoming a counselor educator in Kennedy, J & Burnell, B (2018) Personal Narratives of Diverse Women Thriving or Striving Through the Doctoral Experience. Apple Academic Press, Waretown, NJ. (in press)
  • Fiorini, J. (2008) Supervising Counselors Who Work With Special Needs Children, Mullen, J. & Drewes, A., Supervising Child Counselors, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Fiorini, J. & Mullen, J. (2006). Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss. Champaign, IL: Research Press.
  • Fiorini, J. (2006). Chapter: Academic Difficulties: The boy’s just lazy. Published in
    Hobson, S. Critical Incidents in Counseling Children, 1st Ed.
  • Fiorini, J. (2004). Chapter: Silent member. Published in Tyson, Perusse, and Pederson. Critical Incidents in Group Counseling, 1st Ed.
  • Fiorini, J. (2004). Critical incident response: Attacking the Leader. Published in Tyson, Perusse, and Pederson. Critical Incidents in Group Counseling, 1st Ed.


  • Kavanaugh, Claire, & Fiorini, Jody (2009). Uses of bibliotherapy for adoptive children and their families. ACA Vistas Online. American Counseling Association:
    Arlington, VA.
  • Fiorini, J. & Mullen J. (2006). Understanding Grief and Loss in Children. VISTAS 2006. Arlington, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Fiorini, J. (2003). Perceived Roles of School Counselors in Working with Students with Learning Disabilities. Journal of the Professional Counselor, 18, pp. 31-41.
  • Fiorini, J. (2003). CPS Department Launches New Professional Development Initiative. Sheldon’s Sphere, 10, pp.3-6.
  • Fiorini, J. (2002). Tapping the Strengths of Individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder: Strategies for Counselors. NYMCHA News.
  • Fiorini, J. (2001). An investigation into the school counselor’s role with students with learning disabilities. (Doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University, 2001) Dissertation Abstracts International, 62, No. 06A.
  • Bradley, C. & Fiorini, J. (1999). Evaluation of counseling practicum: National study of programs accredited by CACREP. Counselor Education & Supervision.
  • Fiorini, J. (1998). Student Perspective. ACES Spectrum, 59, p. 9.

Works in Progress/Non-published Reports

  • Latawiec, B.M. & Fiorini, J. (in progress). Mindfulness, Inter-subjectivity and Empathy in Counseling Trainees’ Professional Discourse.
  • Fiorini, J. Understanding the Social/Emotional Problems of Students with Learning Disabilities. (in progress) Champaign, IL: Research Press. (Invited manuscript for publication)
  • Fiorini, J. (in revision). Perceived Preparation of School Counselors in Working with Students with Learning Disabilities.

Invited Consultancies

  • Fiorini, J. (2018). Critical School Psychology Shortages. KMUW Public Radio. Interviewed by Stephan Bisaha.
  • Fiorini, J. & Dowling, J. (2017) The media & fitness: Understanding the need for balance and a positive self-perception. Spirit of Fitness Webcast Show 4.3 Hosted by Robrahn, C. & Eicher, J.
Professional Experience

Higher Education

  • 2015- Present: Associate Professor & Department Head, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational & School Psychology, Wichita State University
  • 2007 – 2015: Associate Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
  • Spring 2014: Program Coordinator, Mental Health Counseling program
  • 2008- 2009: Interim Department Chair, Counseling & Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
  • Spring 2008: Acting Assistant Dean, School of Education, SUNY Oswego
  • Spring 2008: Program Coordinator, Counseling Services Program
  • 2007-present: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, CreekSide Counseling Services
  • 2001–2007: Assistant Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services, SUNY Oswego
  • 2003-2007: Mental Health Counselor, Integrative Counseling Services, Oswego
  • 2000-2001: Coordinator, Student Disability Services, SUNY Cortland
  • 1998-2005: Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University
  • 1998-1999: EOP Counselor, Adjunct Instructor, SUNY Morrisville
  • 1997-1998: Counseling Intern, SUNY Cortland
  • 1996-1998: Teaching Assistant & Clinical Supervisor, Syracuse University
  • 1994-1996: Coordinator, Disability Support Services, SUNY Delhi
  • 1993-1994: Adjunct Instructor, Marist College
  • 1989-1992: Instructor, Broome Community College

Primary/Secondary Education

  • Fall 1993: School Counselor, Upstate Home for Children, Oneonta
  • Spring 1993: School Counseling Intern, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School
Awards and Honors
  • NCACES Deanna Hawes Outstanding Mentor Award, 2018
  • ACES Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentor Award Nominee 2017
  • Harvey Milk Award Nominee- Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s LGBTQ Task Force. Wichita State University, 2017
  • Curriculum Development Award – Wichita State University
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising – SUNY Oswego
  • New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award Honoree, 2013
  • Book of the Year Award – American Journal of Nursing, 2006
  • Supervisor Recognition Award (NYCA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi – National Honor Society
  • Chi Sigma Iota – National Counselor Education Honor Society
  • Certificate of University Teaching, Syracuse University
  • New York State Certified School Counselor (Provisional)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor – New York State (LMHC)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Kansas (LCPC)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor – Kansas (LCPC-S)
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor - Kansas
Areas of Service

Wichita State

  • Chair, College of Education Diversity Task Force
  • Chair, College of Education Faculty Diversity Interest Network
  • Member, Leadership Team
  • Member, Accreditation Steering Committee
  • Member, Advanced Programs Committee
  • Mentor for 4 College of Education Undergraduates
  • Member, Field Placement Committee
  • Interim Graduate Program Chair, School Psychology Program (Spring & Summer 2016)
  • Acting Graduate Program Chair, Counseling Program (Spring & Summer 2016)
  • Acting Graduate Program Chair, School Psychology Program (2017-2018)
  • Search Committee Chair – Counseling Assistant Professor (2015)
  • Search Committee Chair – School Psychology Assistant Professor (2016)
  • Search Committee Chair – School Psychology Assistant Professor (2017)
  • Search Committee Chair – Graduate Enrollment & Retention Specialist (2017)
  • Search Committee Member – Counseling Assistant Professor (2017)
  • Search Committee Member – Assistant Dean, Graduate School (2017)
  • Latinx Cluster Hire Committee Member

SUNY Oswego

  • Academic Outreach Council: Member & Chair
  • Faculty Assembly Representative
  • Governance Task Forces: Retention Task Force, Chair
  • Employee Assistance Program: Member
  • Search Committee Member
  • Member – Gerontology Graduate Certificate Committee
  • SOE Diversity Committee: Member
  • SOE Field Placement Committee: Chair
  • SOE Assessment Committee: Ex Officio Member
  • SOE Faculty Council: Ex Officio Member
  • SOE Administrative Advisory Council: Member
  • CPS Personnel Review Committee: Chair • Chair, PDI Committee
  • Coordinator, Professional Development Forums
  • Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator (Fall 07, Spring 2014)
  • Mental Health Counseling Program Advisory Board
  • Counseling Services Program Coordinator (Spring 08)
  • Counseling Services Program Advisory Board
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Committee of Licensure Issues In Counseling
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Alumni Scholarship Research Grants Committee
  • SOE Diversity Subcommittee on Retention & Recruitment of Candidates
  • SOE PDS Policies Committee
  • Coordinator, CPS Graduate Assistants
  • EAP Coordinator
  • Facilitator, Campus Smoking Cessation Program
  • Disaster Response Team
  • Liberty Partnership Program Advisory Council
  • Peer Review Committee
  • Coordinated the online portion of the School of Education-wide Symposium
  • Representative to the Liberty Partnerships Program Focus Forum
  • Catalyst Project Advisory Board
  • Provost’s Planning Committee on Scholarly & Creative Activities

Community Service

  • Mentor for North High Students, USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools
  • Mentor for Peer Mentoring program for Washington High school, Kansas City, KS
  • Assist TRIO students interested in attending WSU
  • Board Member for the SETH Project – foundation for suicide prevention & mental health awareness
  • Opened a counseling clinic to serve high needs/low income clients in Oswego County
  • Consulted with Central Square School Counselors and administrators to improve guidance programming
  • Advisory Board Member of the Central New York Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Council
  • Member of the Disabilities Studies Institute, a regional committee headquartered in Cortland, New York.
  • Consultant and advocate for persons with disabilities and their families
  • Campus Representative to the Onondaga/Oswego County Red Cross Disaster Services Committee
  • Member of the Oswego-Onondaga County Red Cross Crisis Response Team
  • Member of the Oswego-Onondaga County Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Committee – Mental Health Services
  • Educational Liaison for Hillside Children’s Services
Additional Information

Program Development

Wichita State

  • Developed new tracks in mental health, sports counseling, and higher education
    counseling; and revised school counseling program to align with CACREP standards
  • Developed a new Building Leadership 15-hour graduate certificate
  • Developed a new District Leadership 18-hour graduate certificate
  • Assisted with creating new tracks in the educational psychology program
  • Assisted with creating new track in educational psychology in the Educational
    Leadership doctoral program
  • Developed a new school psychology program starting from the bachelor’s degree
  • Created new undergraduate psychology elective courses to serve as feeders to CLES
  • Member of CACREP Self-Study Team

SUNY Oswego

  • Member of CACREP Self-Study Team
  • Assisted in developing a new Mental Health Counseling program for the metro center
  • As Chair of the CPS PDS Committee, developed a Professional Development School model for the CPS Department. Organized and launched a series of Professional Development Forums and a new mentoring program for students and new professionals in the fields of Counseling & School Psychology.
  • Developed a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  • Modified Counseling Services Program
  • Developed a licensure-qualifying 60 hour program in Mental Health Counseling