Rick Houser, Ph.D, is Professor and Chair of in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh with a minor in research methods. He has taught ethics to graduate level counseling students for over ten years. Dr. Houser has authored and co-authored several books addressing issues such as research and counseling and the role of group affiliation and power. Additionally, much of his scholarship focus includes the intersection of social identity; social comparison and social dominance theories. Dr. Houser is a member of the American Counseling Association. He holds licensure in Mental Health Counseling and national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC.
Felicia L. Wilczenski, Ed.D. received a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an Associate Professor and Director of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Wilczenski is interested in service learning applications in school-based mental health programs. Her work focuses on creating sustainable systemic approaches to character education and social-emotional education that integrate service learning.nbsp; She is author of numerous articles addressing social and emotional interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wilczenski also teaches ethics courses in school counseling and school psychology and is interested in ethics education and professional development.nbsp;