College of Education

Mari McGuiness, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor, Coordinator of the Human Services Minor, Counseling and Human Services

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : (719) 255-4308

Ms. Mc Guinness has a wide variety of experiences. She worked as a business manager for 25 years before her career in counseling and continues a small private counseling practice. This wealth of experience plays well in the classroom and in her interactions with supervising counselors. One of the main focuses of her classes is to prepare students for real world experiences.

Ms. Mc Guinness’ research interests include using technology in education, the impact of racial identity development on academic achievement, and counselor supervision.


Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Northern Colorado - 2014

M.A., School Counseling
University of Colorado Colorado Springs - 2004

B.A., Sociology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs - 2002


COUN 5040: Human Growth and Development, Day and Night Cohort
COUN 5410: Measurement and Appraisal, Day and Night Cohort
COUN 5040: Human Growth and Development, United States Air Force Academy
COUN 5720: Community Internship, Night Cohort
COUN 5120: School Practicum, Day and Evening Cohort
COUN 5120: Community Practicum, Night Cohort
LEAD 5720: Research and Statistics, Day and Night Cohort and United States Air Force Academy
TED 4520/5520: Educational Psychology, undergraduate and graduate levels

Selected Publications

  • Dukes, R., Mc Guinness, M. (2008) Scaffolding for Student Success in Learning, Washington, D.C.: Teaching Resources Center publication.
  • Created a counseling center at Goodland Regional Hospital, Goodland, Kansas
    2006- 2007
  • Colorado School Counselor Conference. Presented: Counselor as a Supervisor
  • Colorado School Counselor Conference. Presented: Preparing High School Students with
    ADD/ADHA to be Successful in College
  • Boulder Valley High School In-service for teachers. Presented: Recognizing ADD/ADHD in High School Students

Volunteer and Service

Appointed Positions

  • LGBT University of Colorado System-Wide Committee
  • Pride Committee, Advocating for LGBT campus issues

Professional Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
  • American School Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota