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Julia Green Bryan Ph.D.

Julia Green Bryan, Ph.D.

Professor of Education (CNED)

Professor in Charge, Counselor Education


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Dr. Julia Green Bryan is a Professor of Counselor Education at Penn State University. Her work focuses on the study, training, and development of counselors as leaders and drivers of educational success, access, and equity, especially for students of color and low-income students. She studies school counselors’ roles in school-family-community partnerships and partnerships’ influence on student outcomes and developed a seven-step equity-focused partnership process model for counselors, educators, and youth workers. Also, she uses large national education datasets to examine the effects of school counselors and school counseling programs on academic achievement, college access, disciplinary referrals, school bonding, discrimination, and other equity issues that affect students of color. Currently, she is testing a college access model, School Counseling College-Going Culture, and its effects on students’ college-going decisions. Further, Dr. Bryan is studying international school counseling models in small island states like the Caribbean, especially in Barbados. She has written numerous peer-reviewed publications and edited a special issue of the Professional School Counseling journal on Collaboration and Partnerships with Families and Communities. Dr. Bryan was recently awarded the American Counseling Association Extended Research Award and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Mentor Award.

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