Kenneth Hughey

Department Chair, Professor

Phone: 785-532-6445
Office: 369 Bluemont Hall


  • Ph.D. University of Missouri—Columbia, 1989
  • M.A.Ed. Southeast Missouri State University, 1975
  • B.S.Ed. Southeast Missouri State University, 1972

Dr. Hughey has more than 18 years of experience teaching graduate courses in career development and is a professor and chair of the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. He is the former Associate Director of Counseling for High Skills (1992-1998), a DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund project designed to assist counselors in addressing the career development of students planning to attend community colleges, technical institutions, and proprietary institutions. Prior to coming to K-State in 1989, Dr. Hughey had 15 years of experience in career guidance and counseling, including working with college students and adults in transition. He has published articles on career development in well-respected journals, such as Professional School Counseling, the Journal of Career Development, the School Counselor, and the Journal of Counseling & Development. In addition, he has presented at numerous conferences, including NACADA conferences. Dr. Hughey is also the former editor of Professional School Counseling and currently serves on the editorial board of The Career Development Quarterly. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Development, the Journal of Career Development, and Counseling and Values. Dr. Hughey served as the lead editor of The Handbook of Career Advising, published in 2009 by the National Academic Advising Association and Jossey-Bass. He was also a co-author of two chapters in the handbook. Dr. Hughey is a member of the National Academic Advising Association, American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

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