Mari McGuinness, Ph.D.

Mari McGuiness portrait

Mari McGuinness, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Counseling and Human Services
College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Biographical Information

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
COUN 5410: Measurement and Appraisal
COUN 5720: Clinical Mental Counseling Internship
COUN 5120: Practicum in Professional Counseling


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