Suzanne H. Lease University of Memphis, USA
Suzanne H. Lease, PhD, is an associate professor and training director of the APA accredited counseling psychology doctoral training program in the department of counseling, educational psychology and research at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. She also taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She is co-editor of Volume 2 (Personal Counseling and Mental Health Problems) of the Encyclopedia of Counseling. She has taught graduate courses in counseling theory for 23 years. Lease received her PhD in psychology (counseling) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a licensed psychologist (health service provider) in the state of Tennessee. In addition to theories of counseling, her teaching interests include professional issues in counseling psychology, vocational psychology, practicum supervision, and multicultural counseling. Her research topics address health promotion; masculinity; career development; and gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) issues. Her current research focuses on masculinity and interpersonal competency in relationships with male and female co-workers; masculinity and health promoting/health risk behaviors; stress, work meaning, and health; and career adaptability in student athletes. She received the Dean’s Excellence in Research and Scholarship award from the college of education, the University of Memphis (2006); the Dean’s Excellence in Service award (2013); and the Society of Counseling Psychology Lifetime Mentoring Award (2013). She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Career Development, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for several other journals. She has held leadership positions in the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) and the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association).