College of Education

Leann Morgan, Ph. D.

Associate Professor with Tenure, Counseling and Human Services

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : (719) 255-3112
lmorgan7@uccs.edu

Leann Wyrick Morgan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Counseling and Human Services Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Purdue University, M.A. in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Northern Colorado. Her primary counseling experience is with adolescents and their families, both in the community and school settings. She is a former School-to-Career Coordinator and Professional School Counselor at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, CO. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Master Career Counselor (MCC). She is a member of the National Career Development Association's 2016 Leadership Academy, and currently serves on the Governing Boards of the Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) and Colorado School Counselor Association (CSCA). She is a former board member and Division President (Counseling and Career Guidance) of the Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education (CACTE). Her research interests include, career development, postsecondary and workforce readiness, school counseling, supervision, counselor training and accountability, career/life programs for special needs students, working with students of poverty at the middle and high school levels, career planning for college students, and career counseling with military veterans and adults in transition. 

Education

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision: School Counseling
University of Northern Colorado- 2004

M.A with Distinction., Human Services and Counseling: Agencies, Family Concerns and Higher Education
DePaul University - 1995

B.A., Communication: Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Purdue University - 1991

Certification and Licensure

    • Licensed Professional Counselor: Colorado
      LPC-3635
    • Licensed School Counselor: Colorado
      #0214122
    • National Certified Counselor (NBCC)
      #43266
    • Master Career Counselor (MCC), National Career Development Association

Teaching

COUN 3110 Career Planning

COUN 5100 Theories and Techniques of  Group Counseling

COUN 5430 Career Development

COUN 5800 Roles & Functions of School Counselors

Selected Publications

Recent Refereed  Publications

  • Morgan, L.W. (2015, August). Career development pedagogy: The impact of community engagement.Career Convergence. Retrieved from http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/career_convergence
  • Morgan, L.W., McCoy, K., Gosselin, K. P., & Patterson, H. (2015).Academic dishonesty among high school students: What school counselors can do to transform school climate. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 40(1), 25-51.
  • Morgan, L. W., Greenwaldt, M.E., & Gosselin, K. P. (2014) School counselors’ perceptions of competency in career counseling.The Professional Counselor, 4(5), 481-496. doi:10.15241/rfc.4.5.481
  • Morgan, L. (2014, Fall). High school college and career readiness standards for professional school counselors in Colorado. The Connection: Engaging the Colorado Career Development Community. Colorado Career Development Association.
  • Morgan, L. & Williams, R. (2014). High school college and career readiness standards for professional school counselors in Colorado.Colorado Community College System. Author: Denver,CO.
  • Williams, R. & Morgan, L. (2014). Middle school college and career readiness standards for professional school counselors in Colorado. Colorado Department of Education. Author: Denver, CO
  • Williams, R. & Morgan, L. (2014). Middle school college and career readiness standards for professional school counselors in Colorado. Denver, CO:  Colorado Department of Education.
  • Morgan, L. W., Greenwaldt, M.E., & Gosselin, K. P. (2014). School counselors' perceptions of competency in career counseling. The Professional Counselor  Volume 4, Issue 5:
  • Kolbert, J., Williams, R., Morgan, L.W., Crothers,. L., Hughes, K. (2014). Introduction to Professional School Counseling: Advocacy, Leadership, and Intervention. Rutledge: New York (in press).
  • Wyrick-Morgan, L., Gosselin, K.,Moore,B. (2013). In Group Activities to Enhance Counselor Education. Glass, S. & Dotson-Blake, K.(Eds.). Virginia: American Counseling Association

Recent Non-Refereed  Publications

  • Morgan, L.W. & Haviland, S. (June, 2015). K-12 college and career readiness standards: Colorado's answer to ASCA's mindsets & behaviors. National Career Development Association Global Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Morgan, L. W. (2014). A review of the literature in dropout prevention and engagement. Colorado Department of Education. High School Graduation Initiatives Project. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.cde.state.co.us/cgpbestpracticeguide
  • Morgan, L. (2014, Spring). The Case of Barb. The Connection: Engaging the Colorado Career Development Community. Colorado Career Development Association.
  • Morgan, L. (2013, Fall). The Case of Jimmy. The Connection: Engaging the Colorado Career Development Community. Colorado Career Development Association.
  • Wyrick-Morgan, L. & Watson, L. (2006). International initiatives in counselor education. Jencius, M. (Ed.). Counselor Audio Source Podcast http://www.CounselorAudioSource.net

Books and Book Chapters

      • Kolbert, J., Williams, R., Morgan, L.W., Crothers, L., Hughes, K. (in press, 2015). Introduction to Professional School Counseling: Advocacy, Leadership, and Intervention. Rutledge: New York

Presentations at Meetings and Seminars Presented

    • Morgan, L., Gibbons, D., Greenwood, D., Christensen, E., & Wooldridge, C. (April, 2016). Embracing "Reach Higher": Utilizing University Partnerships for Student Success. American Counseling Association National Conference. Montreal, Canada.
    • Morgan, L. W., (November, 2015). Channeling Your Inner Tony Stark: Using Superhero Traits to Engage Students in S.T.E.M. Careers. Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference. Colorado Springs, CO.
    • Morgan, L., (November 2015). Four Pillars of Supportive School Climate: A School Counselor's Guide to Making School a Safe Place. Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference. Colorado Springs, CO.
    • Morgan, L., (October, 2015). Keynote Speech, Using brief solutions to build your toolbox for career success. Colorado Career Development Association Annual Fall Conference. Westminster, CO.
    • Morgan, L.W., (June, 2015). K-12 college and career readiness standards: Colorado's answer to ASCA's mindsets & behaviors. National Career Development Association Global Conference. Denver, CO.
    • Morgan, L. (July, 2014). Vim, vigor, and values: How to successfully engage students in their own developmental career decision-making process. Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education Annual Conference. Grand Junction, CO.
    • Garcia, K., Morgan, L., & McCarty, J., Birtles, C. (March, 2014). Counseling student outreach: Engaging recent veterans in career development. American Counseling Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI.
    • Morgan, L., Garrett, J., Flynn, A., & Jones, F. (February, 2014). Colorado middle school college and career readiness standards. Colorado School Counselor Corps Winter Meeting. Colorado Department of  Education. Denver, CO.
    • Morgan, L. & Jones, L. (October, 2013). School counseling - career and technical education collaborative: A model for counselor education programs. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference. Denver, CO.
    • Morgan, L., McCarty, J. & Garcia, K. (October, 2013). What's next?: Using five-year career maps to reduce burn out among new counselors and counselors-in-training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Denver, CO.
    • Morgan, L. (August, 2013). Counseling student outreach: Engaging recent veterans in career development. Second Mission: Service as a Strategy for Veteran Student Success Conference (roundtable discussion). Denver, CO.
    • Szepe, A., Morgan, L., & Medina, B.(March, 2013). Engaging Counselors in Community Needs Following a Natural Disaster. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati,OH.
    • Morgan,L. (November, 2012) 'Everybody's doin it!' Academic Dishonesty Among High School Students & What School Counselors Can Do About It! Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Vail, CO.
    • Morgan, L. (November, 2012). Discovering Barriers to Girls Accessing STEM Careers. Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Vail, CO.
    • Morgan, L., McCarty, J. (November, 2012). The Possible Selves Career Interview: Images in Career Development. Colorado Career Development Association Annual Conference, Longmont, CO.
    • Morgan, L., & Greenwald, M.E.(October, 2012). 'Can we talk about suicide instead?' School Counselors' Fear and Loathing of Career Counseling: A Call to Action in Counselor Education. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Regional Conference, Park City, UT.

Honors and Awards

Awards & Recognitions

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2014-2015
  • National Career Development Association Leadership Academy,Class of 2016.
  • U.S. Department of Education College Access Affinity Group, Reach Higher Convening, Invited Representative from Colorado, May, 2015.
  • White House Convening: the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative Summit, Invited Representative from Colorado, San Diego State University, November, 2014.
  • Colorado Network of Women Leaders, Academic Management Institute Selected Participant from UCCS, 2014-2015
  • NBCC Professional Identity Award (2013). $5000 Departmental Award. See page 14: http://www.nbcc.org/Assets/Newsletter/Issues/spring13.pdf

Volunteer and Service

University

  • Personnel and Benefits Committee
    2014-present
  • "Diversity Champion" for Equitable Hiring
    2014-present
  • Faculty Council Womens' Committee, Chair
    2015-2016
  • Counselor Corps Grant Reviewer
    2015
  • Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) Board Member Treasurer-Elect
    2015-2016
  • Colorado School Counselor Association (CSCA) Board Member Vice-President for Postsecondary
    2014-present
  • National Career Development Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2016
  • Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Faculty Adviser
    2012-present
  • College of Education Innovations in Technology Committee (College)
    2012
  • CU System Faculty Council Women's Committee Member
    2012

Community

  • American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer, Waldo Canyon Fire Colorado Springs, CO. June, 2012

State / National

    • Colorado Career Development Association, Former Governing Board Member 2013-2014
    • Colorado Association of Career & Technical Education, Former Governing Board Member
      2012-2014
    • CACTE: Guidance & Career Development Division,  President Elect
      2013
    • Colorado Education Task Force Committee Member
      2012-present
    • Colorado School Counselor Association Governing Board Member, Vice President Higher Education
      2012-present
 
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