Curiculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Philosophy [2010], Counselor Education and Supervision [CACREP accredited], Kent State University, Kent, OH. Dissertation: “Men’s Perceptions of Men Attending Mental Health Counseling: A Q methodology study.”

Masters of Science [2005], Counseling Psychology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Bachelors of Arts [2002], Psychology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. Senior Thesis: “Love is a Great Beautifier: The perception of costs and rewards within romantic relationships.”

License and Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License # PC004843
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Center for Credentialing and Education, ID # ACS00980

Academic Appointments 

05/15-Present: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. Assistant Professor and Program Chair, Masters of Professional Counseling, Department of Psychology and Counseling. 

08/13-05/15: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Department of Psychology and Counseling.

07/11-07/13: The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and College Student Services Administration.

01/11-07/11: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Visiting Assistant Professor, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.

01/08-12/10: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Instructor, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.

Biography

Travis Schermer is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair of the Masters of Professional Counseling. He started working clinically in 2004 and teaching in 2008. Dr. Schermer believes that these two practices inform one another and enhance the overall quality of his work.

Prior to coming to Carlow University, he was an Assistant Professor at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and a visiting Assistant Professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Schermer has worked clinically in college, community, private, and research settings.

Publications

Selected Publications & Presentations


PUBLICATIONS

Hinkle, M. S., Schermer, T. W., & Beasley, K. (2015). Student theoretical beliefs at the
beginning and end of a counseling theories course. Journal of Counselor Practice,
6(1), 6-21. Retrieved from: http://www.ohiocounseling.org/page-863980

Perjessy, C. & Schermer, T. W. (2014). Career counseling needs of doctoral students and
research institutions. In G. Eliason, T. Eliason, J. Samide, & J. Patrick, J.
(Eds.). Career Development Across the Lifespan: Counseling for Community, Schools,
Higher Education, and Beyond [pp. 569-597]. Greenwich, CT: Information Age
Publishing.

Schermer, T. W. (2014). A phenomenological examination of veterans who become mental
health professionals: Implications for the professorate. Journal of Military and
Government Counseling, 2(1), 16-32. Retrieved from: http://acegonline.org/wp-
content/uploads/2013/02/JMGC-Vol-2-Is-1.pdf

Hinkle, M., Iarussi, M. M., Schermer, T. W., & Yensel, J. F. (2014). Motivations to
pursue the doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. The Journal for
Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 6(1).
http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/51.1069

Schermer, T. W., Hinkle, M. S., Guillot Miller, L., & Chiri, C. (2013). Humanistic
helpers: Finding a shared counselor identity. In VISTAS Winter 2013. Retrieved from
http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas/vistas-2013

Schermer, T. W. (2013). The story of manhood: Using a narrative approach to facilitate
unique constructions of masculinity. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(2),
136-150. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2013.792666.

Schermer, T. W., Guillot Miller, L., & McGlothlin, J. (2012). Men’s perceptions of men
who attend mental health counseling. Operant Subjectivity: The international journal
of Q methodology, 36(1), 47-65. Retrieved from http://operantsubjectivity.org


PRESENTATIONS

Schermer, T. W., Hawk, K., & Scanlon, N. (2016, November). Standing up for Counseling:
The importance of professional advocacy. Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Conference, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2016, September). Wellness for clients and counselors: Lessons from the
classroom. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and
Supervision, Syracuse, NY.

Schermer, T. W. & Burns, C. (2014, November). Body image and satisfaction before and
after marriage: Implications for counseling. Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Conference, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2014, September). Supervision training for site supervisors: Committing
to quality education. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and
Supervision, Providence, RI.

Hinkle, M. S. & Schermer, T. W. (2014, September). Flipped learning as a way to promote
constructivist teaching in counselor education. North Atlantic Region Association
for Counselor Education and Supervision, Providence, RI.

Schermer, T. W. (2014, April). Innovative teaching ideas for counselor education.
Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Western Region
Meeting and Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2013, November). Male same-sex-friendships: Social barriers and wellness
benefits. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W., Iarussi, M. M., Hinkle, M. S., & Perjessy, C. C. (2013, October).
Incorporating mindfulness into counselor education courses. Association for
Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Hinkle, M. S., Schermer, T. W., Coren, M., Oluokun, S., & Heckman, K. M. (2013, October).
Intentional and developmentally appropriate supervisor self-disclosure. Association
for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Schermer, T. W. (2012, September). Using Q to catalyze and focus academic committee work.
International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schermer, T. W., Lingertat-Putnam, C., Bologna, M., & Birchak, S. (2012, September).
Infusing social justice into and across the counseling curriculum. North Atlantic
Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.

Kassirer, S., Schermer, T. W., & Palmisano, V. (2012, September). Federal and state
challenges to counselor education programs: Implications for counselor educators and
supervisors. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and
Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.

Schermer, T. W. (2012, March). From soldier to counselor: The experiences of former
military personnel in counselor education programs. American Counseling Association
Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Research Interests

Dr. Schermer is interested in the relationship between mental health and masculinity. His research interests also encompass counselor education and counselor identity. This line of inquiry focuses on how students and professionals make sense of different parts of the profession (e.g., theory, identity, etc.). His preferred research approach is Q methodology (qmethod.org/).

Dr. Schermer is also interested in supporting students while they explore their own research interests.