Patrick Mullen



Dr. Patrick R. Mullen is an assistant professor of counselor education for William & Mary. He also serves as the faculty director for the W&M School of Education’s Project Empower, a community engagement initiative. He teaches graduate students in the master's and doctoral counselor education program with a focus on school counseling. Dr. Mullen’s areas of expertise include school counseling, counselor education and supervision, counseling children and adolescents, ethical and legal issues in counseling, professional impairment among counselors, and measurement and evaluation in counseling.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Editor of the Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation.
  • Editorial board member of the journals Counseling and Values, Journal of Counseling and Development, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.
  • Program Co-Chair for Counseling, Division E of the American Educational Research Association
  • Presents at state, regional, and national counseling and education conferences.
  • Co-authored 40 refereed journal articles.
  • Executive board member of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling.
  • Assessment committee chair for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.


  • Best Practices Research- Faculty Award, American Counseling Association (2020)
  • Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation Award, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (2019)
  • Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2018)
  • Excellence in Counseling Research Grant, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society (2017)
  • Early Career Faculty and Researchers Mentoring Seminar, Division E of the American Educational Research Association (2016)

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