Dan Wilcox

Assistant ProfessorDan Wilcox

E-mail: dwilcox@k-state.edu
Phone: 785-532-0695
Office: 302 Bluemont Hall

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1995
  • M.S. Azusa Pacific University, 1985
  • M.Ed. Portland State University, 1976
  • B.S.Ed. Portland State University, 1975

Dr. Dan Wilcox is a faculty member at Kansas State University in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. Dr Wilcox has over 25 years of experience working in higher education as administrator, career counselor, teacher and psychologist. For the past 15 years Dr. Wilcox has worked as Assistant Director and licensed psychologist for Kansas State University Counseling Services. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Wilcox served as Training Director for the APA approved predoctoral internship program Counseling Services. Prior to moving into his full-time teaching role, Dr. Wilcox taught a number of the courses for the department including Counseling Theory, Trends of Career Development, College/Student College Environment, and History and Philosophy of Higher Education. He is most grateful to join this department and turn to full time teaching at this juncture of his career.

Dr. Wilcox earned his bachelor’s degree in Education (1975) and Master’s in Special Education (1976) from Portland State University. After working as an elementary schoolteacher, a teacher/trainer for Portland State University’s Vocational Habilitation Program, and Assistant Director for the Disabled Student Services office at Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Wilcox completed a Master’s degree in College Student Development from Azusa Pacific University in 1985. From there he moved to Santa Barbara to work as a Career Counselor at Westmont College. After three years at Westmont, Dr. Wilcox and his young family moved to Michigan where he earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University in 1995. One last stop at the University of Utah where he served as predoctoral psychology intern before Dr. Wilcox and family moved to Manhattan, Kansas and KSU. Dr. Wilcox has a wide range of professional interests including teaching/learning/advising, the counseling/helping process, counselor training, and the psychology of well–being.

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