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Margaret K. Glenn, EdD, CRC

Professor and Program Coordinator, CRMHC

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

Office: 504H Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2276

Dr. Glenn is currently Professor and Coordinator of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) program at West Virginia University (WVU). Since her hire in January, 2001, she has served as the coordinator of the rehabilitation counseling program and wrote the standards for the new CRMHC program of study. In addition, she served as chair and interim chair of the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology from 2002-2012.

Dr. Glenn graduated with a doctorate in counseling from The George Washington University; and masters of science in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has also been on the faculty of VCU and Montana State University –Billings.

In 2012, Dr. Glenn was awarded the Switzer Distinguished Disability and Rehabilitation Research Fellowship by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to conduct a year-long study. The topic focused on an exploratory study of service dog use in the workplace. She received Outstanding Researcher of the Year for the WVU College of Education and Human Services in 2014 for this work.

The Research and Training Center on Substance Abuse, Disability and Employment at Wright State University engaged Dr. Glenn in their research resulting in a number of publications focused on building capacity in vocational rehabilitation agencies to serve people with addictions. They included articles related to policy, readiness of counselors, and models for service delivery. She also prepared a desk reference for rehabilitation counselors disseminated through the state-federal system. Her work in addictions also expanded to problem gambling and employment.

Dr. Glenn developed an interest in expanding our effectiveness as counselors through the use of complementary and alternative healthcare practices. In 2012, she was invited to be a Distinguished Lecturer at South Dakota State University on the topic Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practices: Their Role in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Since then, she has been certified as a health coach, as well as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor by the Chopra Center. She is expanding the use of this training to investigate self care in counseling and graduate students in counseling. With her colleague, Dr. Leppma, she pursued an inquiry of clinical supervisors, asking them what they perceive to be the characteristics found in effective and well-balanced counselors.

The US Rehabilitation Services Administration has awarded Dr. Glenn and WVU five RSA Scholars Program grants over the past 15 years. Approximately 175 students have received tuition and stipends from the over $3.75 million in funding.

Prior to academia, Dr. Glenn was Director of Programming for VSA Educational Services in Washington, DC. She was awarded and managed a number of contracts and grants awarded by federal and federal governments, as well as private sponsors. She as Principal Investigator for Discretionary Grant Application Support Services for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services; OSERS; Director of the US Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Training System Rehabilitation Specialists Program; Principal Investigator for Resources for Respect and Resiliency, a CSAP Communications Campaign; Subcontract Director for Sisters for Life, a CSAP funded prevention program in Washington, DC and Curriculum Specialist for Learning for Life, a CSAP funded prevention program in Nashville, TN; Manager of the CSAP funded Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability; Project Director for Making Healthy Choices, funded by the Nancy Reagan Foundat ion.

In addition, Dr. Glenn served as a rehabilitation counselor and supervisor for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services; and Director of Homeless Services for Fairfax County’s Alcohol and Drug Services.

Dr. Glenn has served a President and Board member of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education; Secretary of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association; Board member of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions; and Board member of the National Council for Problem Gambling. She also founded and served as President of the West Virginia Council for Problem Gambling.

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