Marlise Lonn


Marlise R. Lonn, PH.D, NCC

  • 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

M.S. in Education – Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Wyoming, 2002

B.A. in Literature from Saint Edward’s University, 1993

Brief Biography

Prior to joining BGSU as an assistant professor, Dr. Marlise Lonn 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 the chair of the Ohio Counseling Association Awards Committee, president-elect of the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association and 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), National Career Development Association (NCDA), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and other professional organizations.

Research Interests

Dr. Lonn is interested in all things related to clinical supervision with a particular interest in triadic supervision, nondisclosure in supervision and innovative approaches to supervision.  She also writes and presents in areas related to underserved client populations, use of creative interventions, inclusion of spirituality in counseling and supervision, and gatekeeping. 

Favorite Courses to Teach

Counseling Theory
Counseling Skills & Techniques
Group Counseling
Counseling Practicum
Career Counseling Theory


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 

Works in Progress

Lonn, M. R., & Dantzler, J. Z. (Under review: Journal of Counselor Practice). Counseling refugees using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Tello, A. M., & Lonn, M. R. (Under review: The Professional Counselor). The Role of High School and College Counselors in Supporting the Psychosocial and Emotional Needs of Latinx First-Generation College Students    

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