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Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Professor Emerita

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Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Professor Emerita

Nancy Bodenhorn is a retired associate professor emerita in the Counselor Education program. She worked as a school counselor for twenty years, in four states and three international schools. She was a faculty member at Virginia Tech for twenty years, eight of which were as an administrator within the School of Education.

Courses taught: Doctoral level: Professional Seminar, Master's level: Internship, Practicum, Diversity, School Counseling, Theories and Techniques. Research interests: Progression from Master's to Doctoral in Counselor Education; School Counselor Self-Efficacy; School Counselor Ethics.

  • Progression from Master's to Doctoral in Counselor Education
  • School Counselor Self-Efficacy
  • School Counselor Ethics
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2001, Counselor Education
  • M.A.Ed. Duke University, 1991, Counseling
  • B.S.Ed. Purdue Univeristy, 1977, Home Economics Education
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Editorial Boards
    • Professional School Counseling (Editorial Board)
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (review team member)
  • Excellence in Advising and Outstanding Mentor Award. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences/Graduate School, 2019
  • William H. Van Hoose Career Service Award. Virginia Counselors Association, 2017
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 2006


Sackett, C. R.*, Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Farmer, L.B.*, Ghoston, M.R.*, Graham, J.*, & Lile, J.* (2015). Advising master’s students pursuing doctoral study: A survey of the counselor education and supervision field. The Professional Counselor, 5(4), 473-485. doi: 10.15241/crs.5.4.473. 

Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Ghoston, M.*, Graham, J.*, Lile, J.*, Sackett, C. R.*, and Farmer, L. B.* (2014). Counselor Education Faculty Positions: Requirements and Preferences in CESNET Announcements 2005-2009. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 6(1),

Bodenhorn, N., Wolfe, E. W., & Airen, O.* (2010). School counselor program choice and self-efficacy: Relationship to achievement gap and equity. Professional School Counseling, 13(3), 165-175.

Bodenhorn, N. (2006). Exploratory study of common and challenging ethical dilemmas experienced by school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 10(2), 195-202.

Bodenhorn, N. & Skaggs, G. (2005). Development of School Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 38(1), 14-28.

Co PI: Nancy Bodenhorn and Nancy Bradley. Southwest Virginia Professional Education Consortium, VA Department of Education, USD 54,356 (Active: 07/01/2020 - 09/30/2021).

Co PI: Nancy Bodenhorn and Nancy Bradley. 2020- 2021 Clinical Faculty Grant. Virginia Department of Education.

Bodenhorn (2015-2019) Clinical Faculty Grant for Southwest Virginia Professional Education Consortium: A Continuum of Support for Teacher and Student Learning. Virginia Department of Education.

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