Stacy M. Van Horn, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer

Counselor Education

Office: ED 322M

Professional Summary

Dr. Stacy M. Van Horn is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology in the Counselor Education Program. Prior to her position as a Counselor Educator, Dr. Van Horn worked as a professional school counselor for over ten years in Orange County Public Schools working with diverse students, teachers, and families in Central Florida. She is currently the Coordinator of the School Counseling Program and Coordinator of the newly revised Graduate Career Counseling Certificate. Her research interests include the role of professional school counselors in addressing career and college readiness, the integration of service learning and experiential practices in teaching, and the training and supervision of professional school counselors. Dr. Van Horn is currently the President-Elect of the Florida Career Development Association for 2017-2018. She presents at national, regional, state, and local counseling conferences and is an active member in various professional counseling organizations.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (CACREP Accredited)

Areas of Expertise

  • Counselor Education Training and Supervision
  • Professional School Counseling Practices
  • Career Development in Children and Adolescents

Research Interests

  • The use of innovative teaching strategies to better prepare and train counselors
  • The impact of service learning experiences in graduate-level counseling courses
  • Examining school counselors' self-efficacy in using data for accountability

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award Recipient (Spring 2017), UCF College of Education and Human Performance
  • UCF Woman Making History (Spring 2017), Executive Board of UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty
  • UCF Promotion to rank of Associate Lecturer (August 2016)
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award Recipient (2012), UCF College of Education

Professional Organizations

  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Counseling Honors Society, Faculty Advisor (2012-17)
  • Florida Career Development Association, President-Elect (2017-2018)
  • Florida Counseling Association
  • Florida School Counseling Association
  • American School Counseling Association
  • Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • American Counseling Association
  • National Career Development Association
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