Susan Norris Huss


Susan Norris Huss, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7312
Address: 425 Education

Ph.D. University of Toledo
MA The Ohio State University
B. Ed. Ohio University

Research Interests
School counseling reform (using data to change programs to lead to academic success of all students), legal and ethical issues in counseling, working with GLBT student in the school setting and grief counseling with minors.

Courses Taught
Graduate: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling, Orientation to Professional School Counseling, Theories and Techniques, Practicum in Counseling, Internship in Counseling

Brief Biography
Dr.. Huss joined the faculty in 1997. Dr. Huss has been a leader in moving the Bowling Green State University School Counseling program in being a part of the Transforming School Counseling efforts of the National Center for Transforming School Counseling and the Education Trust efforts in education reform that advocates for the academic success of ALL students. Curriculum content has been changed as well as Internship requirements changed to meet the reform need in making school counseling part of the education reform movement in this country.   Bringing the use of data into program development and relating it to the academic success of all students is part of the mission of her work with school counselor groups she presents to as well as the partnership with Toledo Public School in their efforts to 'close the gap'.  

Dr. Huss has been extensively involved in assisting counselors in creating ethical work environments through her work in professional organizations as well as over 100 workshops in this area. She currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the American School Counselor Association.

Dr. Huss is past president of the Ohio Counseling Association and the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She currently serves as treasurer of the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.   Dr. Huss served on the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for eight years.   This board licenses all mental health counselors in Ohio. She served as Chair of the Counselor Professional Standards Committee of this Board and Chair of the full board during her years of service.  She also served as investigative liaison for seven years.

Dr. Huss serves as Chair of the Toledo 32˚ Masonic Learning Center for Children which provide free reading instruction for children with dyslexia  She also serves of the Executive Committee for the 55 learning centers across the country.