Marlise Lonn, Ph.D.


  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7258
  • Email:
  • Address: 418 Education

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015 (CACREP accredited)
M.S. in Education – Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Wyoming, 2002 (CACREP accredited)
B.A. in Literature from Saint Edward’s University, 1993

Brief Biography
Prior to joining BGSU as an assistant professor, Dr. Marlise Lonn (she/her) worked as a licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor in Texas and Wyoming. Her specialty areas include assisting clients through life transitions ranging from bereavement to career changes.  She spent several years counseling college students and working with hospice patients and families. Additionally, Dr. Lonn volunteered counseling services to an agency assisting refugees and asylum seekers.

She is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association, has held leadership roles in the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association and the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and serves as the back-up faculty advisor for the Beta Gamma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. Dr. Lonn is also an active member in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), American Counseling Association (ACA), and other, select professional organizations.

Research Interests
Clinical supervision
Reflective teaching and counseling practices
Expressive therapies
Mental health and wellness in K-12 schools, counselors, counselor educators, and counselor trainees

Favorite Courses to Teach
COUN 6750 Counseling Theory
COUN 6770 Counseling Skills & Techniques
COUN 6790 Group Counseling
COUN 6885 Counseling Practicum
COUN 6740 Career Counseling Theory


LaVenia, K. N., Lasater, K. A., & Lonn, M. (2023). Emotional labor in school leaders’ compassionate practice: The importance of relational skills development. In L. Lasater & K. N. LaVenia, (Eds.), Compassionate Leadership for School Improvement and Renewal. Information Age Publishing.

Lonn, M. R. (2018). My vision for practicum. In J. Jordan, B. Perkins, R. Lee, (Eds.), Handbook of experiential teaching in counselor education: A resource guide for counselor educators (304-307). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Tello, A. M., & Lonn, M. R. (2017). The role of high school and college counselors in supporting the psychosocial and emotional needs of Latinx first-generation college students. The Professional Counselor, 7(4), 349-359. doi:10.15241/amt.7.4.349

Lonn, M. R., & Dantzler, J. Z. (2017). A practical approach to counseling refugees: Applying

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Journal of Counselor Practice, 8(2), 61-82. doi: 10.22229/olr789150

Lonn, M. R. & Juhnke, G. (2017). Nondisclosure in triadic supervision: A phenomenological study. Counselor Education & Supervision, 56, 82-97.

Lonn, M. R., & Haiyasoso, M. (2016). Helping counselors "stay in their chair": Addressing vicarious trauma in supervision. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016 Fall Issue. Retrieved from

Lonn, M. R., Tello, A. M., Duffey, T., & Haberstroh, S. (2014). Relational-Cultural Theory as pedagogy: Preparing doctoral students for the counselor education workforce. Journal of Counseling Leadership & Advocacy, 1(2), doi: 10.1080/2326716X.2014.954164

Lonn, M. R. (2014). In search of best practice: A review of triadic supervision literature. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2014, Article 73 retrieved from

External Funding

Mental Health & Wellbeing in Ohio Schools: Communication & Connection for Safe Schools (C2S2); 2023-2026 Role: Co-PI • $1,853,070 funded under the US Department of Justice STOP School Violence competition (PI: Kristina LaVenia, Ph.D.)

LEAD WELL: Leadership for School Safety and Well Being, 2020-2023 Role: Co-PI • $750,000 funded under the US Department of Justice STOP School Violence competition (PI: Kristina LaVenia, Ph.D.)

Updated: 12/20/2023 01:31PM