Richard Kovalesky, adjunct instructor

Richard Kovalesky, adjunct instructor

Richard Kovalesky | 1121 McCormick Center | 570-389-4379

As a counselor education and supervision doctoral candidate from an accredited Council for Accrediting Counselors and Related Education program, a nationally board certified counselor, and a licensed professional counselor, Richard Kovalesky is invested in the development of student counselors in elementary, secondary and the college/university setting.

Holding an earned master's degree from a student affairs counseling program with 10 years of experience in higher education, Kovalesky understands the identity and evolving needs of the counseling profession. His experience includes working with Pennsylvania’s intermediate units to develop and provide programming to meet the needs of students, acting as a learning specialist, college counselor, disability services professor and Act 101 professor.

As a counselor educator and supervisor, Kovalesky applies and utilizes his skills and knowledge of the Council for Accrediting Counselors and Related Education current guidelines and an active learning pedagogical approach to facilitate students’ knowledge, skills and professional attitude about the practice of counseling in schools and universities.

His research interests are counselor identity, at-risk college populations and disability research.


  • Ph.D., candidate (Counselor Education and Supervision), Duquesne University. Graduation Expected Fall 2009
  • M.A. (Student Personnel Services) Edinboro University. Awarded research assistantship for academic excellence
  • B.A. (Psychology) Edinboro University

Courses Taught

Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors Across the Lifespan, Counseling Theories and Techniques, Practicum Orientation, Practicum Supervision, Site Supervision