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Margaret K. Glenn, Ed.D., CRC

Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology

Office: 504E Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2276

Dr. Margaret K. Glenn is an associate professor and coordinator of the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services. 

Glenn graduated from the doctoral program in counseling at The George Washington University and holds a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also served as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University and Montana State University.

In 2012, Glenn was awarded a Switzer Distinguished Rehabilitation Research Fellowship by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. As a result of her research during her fellowship, she was also awarded the 2014 College of Education and Human Services’ Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award. Glenn's research on the use of service dogs in the workplace landed her in the Huffington Post! Check out Starting a Conversation Or you can go to her website at

Glenn's current research interests also include integrative health care and how the rehabilitation counseling field fits. She is undertaking training in complementary and alternative health care practices in an effort to expand her knowledge of how these might better serve people with disabilities, in particular those with a substance use disorder. She has investigated the practices of Eastern and other indigenous cultures, and in addition to obtaining certification in nutrition counseling from the Institute on Integrative Nutrition; became a Reiki master; a full mesa carrying shaman in the tradition of the Quero Indians with The Four Winds Society; studied Cognitively Based Compassion Training of the Tibetan Buddhists from the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry and the Emory -Tibet Partnership, under the instruction of Geshe Lobang Tensin Negi, PhD.; and most recently certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation instructor, a technique rooted in the Vedic tradition of India, through the Chopra Center in California.

Currently, Glenn serves on the Board of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions. She has served as a founding member and president of the West Virginia Council on Problem Gambling and is also a past president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, where she received the 2014 President’s Award for Exemplary Diligence and Fortitude in Promoting Rehabilitation Research, Education and Service. She also directs various grant-funded programs, including the Long Term Training Program (RSA Scholars) funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration. 

Most importantly to her, Glenn has worked as a rehabilitation counselor and provided training for the field for 35 years. She directed a Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability as well as a national training project targeting rehabilitation professionals. She has also been employed as a rehabilitation counselor and administrator for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services and as coordinator of Homeless Services for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board’s Alcohol and Drug Services.

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