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Lisa Spanierman

Assoc Professor
Counseling & Counseling Psych
Mail Code: 0811



Lisa B. Spanierman is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Counseling and Counseling Psychology and Faculty Research Affiliate at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC).  She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida, master’s degrees at Columbia University, and doctorate at the University of Missouri.  In 2012, Dr. Spanierman was recognized with the Fritz and Linn Kuder Scientist Practitioner Early Career Award by the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Illinois Provost’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. Currently, she serves as the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Vice President for Scientific Affairs and editorial board member for the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Dr. Spanierman teaches multicultural counseling, research methods, and counseling theories.

Research Interests

I study racial awareness and emotions of racism in classroom and counseling settings. My work also focuses on understanding how White individuals become invested in pro-racial justice efforts. Presently, I am developing a theory of the emotions of racism to be used by diversity educators.

With former students at McGill University, we have been examining racial microaggressions that target students of color in Canada. Future projects with ASU students will examine attitudes toward undocumented immigrants and mental health disparities in the Southwestern United States.  


Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CED 599 Thesis
CPY 599 Thesis
CPY 677 Advanced Counseling

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CPY 671 Multicultural Counseling
CPY 792 Research
CPY 799 Dissertation

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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