Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D., Mary and Ted Kellner Endowed Chair of Educational Psychology and University Distinguished Professor

Nadya A. Fouad is a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology area of the Department of Educational Psychology. She studies how people make work and career-related decisions, particularly in understanding the work choices for women and underrepresented minorities. At the doctoral level, she teaches Ethics for Professional Psychologists and the Vocational Psychology Doctoral Seminar. At the master’s level, she teaches Foundations of Career Development.  She also supervises doctoral students in their practicum sequence and advises students’ dissertation research. She serves as Special Advisor to the Provost for Conflict Resolution and chair of the Ombuds Council for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has an active research team, described more fully in a separate page. An on-going initiative for her team is the development of career exploration classes for undergraduates and how those help students become better prepared to make choices about their major and career (see separate page).

Below is a partial list of other professional activities and honors she has received:

Professional Service (Editorial Boards, Offices)

  • Editor, Journal of Vocational Behavior (2016-)
  • Editor, The Counseling Psychologist (2008-2013)
  • Editor in Chief: APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology, Volumes 1 and 2 (with co-editors Linda Subich and Jean Carter)
  • Editorial Boards: Journal of Career Assessment, Training and Education in Professional Psychology
  • Chair, APA Ethics Committee (2012)
  • Chair, Board of Educational Affairs (2006)
  • Chair, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2005-6)
  • President, Society of Counseling Psychology (2000-2001)
  • Chair, Society of Vocational Psychology (1996-1998)


  • Leona Tyler Award For Lifetime Achievement In Counseling Psychology, 2017
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • Society of Vocational Psychology, Distinguished Achievement Award, 2014.
  • Council of Counseling Psychology Training Program Lifetime Contributions Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Professional Contribution Award (Milwaukee Area Psychological Association), 2012
  • Best Paper Award (National Career Development Association), 2011
  • Paul Nelson Award (Council of Chairs of Training Councils), 2010
  • Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology (American Psychological Association), 2009
  • 19th Annual Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship, 2009
  • School of Education Faculty Research Award, 2007
  • APA Division 17 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research, 2003
  • Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Counseling Psychology, 2001
  • APA Presidential Citation for leadership on APA School to Work Task Force, 2000
  • Professional Writing Award, Wisconsin Association for Counseling and Development, 1996
  • Ralph F. Berdie Research Award, American Association for Counseling and Development


Educational Psychology
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Nadya Fouad Curriculum Vitae (PDF)