Phillip Waalkes

Phillip Waalkes

Assistant Professor


Delzell Education Center 210

Phone: (605) 677-5250


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Waalkes is an assistant professor in the counseling program. He is a licensed school counselor and has experience as a school counselor in both a K-8 and a K-12 school.

Teaching Interests:

School counseling, problem-based learning, experiential learning, social justice pedagogies, creative and multimodal approaches to teaching influenced by multiple intelligences

Research Interests:

The development and preparation of teaching in counselor educators, cognitive development of school counselors, creativity in counseling and supervision, qualitative research methods


  • Ph D, Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2016
  • MAED, School Counseling, Western Carolina University, 2009
  • BA, Psychology, Hope College, 2004

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Nationally Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Licensed School Counselor, North Carolina


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Waalkes, Phillip, Gray, Crystal, and Stickl, Jaimie. Engagement via evidence. ASCA School Counselor, 2016.
  • Waalkes, Phillip, Benshoff, James, Stickl, Jaimie, Swindle, Paula, and Umstead, Lindsey. Structure, Impact, and Deficiencies of Beginning Counselor Educators' Doctoral Teaching Preparation. Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • Waalkes, Phillip, DeCino, Daniel, and Borders, DiAnne. The found poet: A new role for the structured peer group supervision model. The Journal of Poetry Therapy.
  • Waalkes, Phillip. Sometimes There Aren't Enough Rocks. In A School Counselor's Guide to Small Groups: Coordination, Leadership, & Assessment..
  • DeCino, Daniel, Waalkes, Phillip, and Smith, Paul. Letter writing: A creative tool for school counselors working with adolescents. The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Awards and Honors:

  • Graduate Research Scholar Award, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education, 2016
  • Graduate Scholar Award, UNCG Graduate School, 2015
  • Summer Research Assistantship, UNCG Graduate School, 2015
  • Graduate Scholar Award, UNCG Graduate School, 2014
  • Graduate Scholar Award, UNCG Graduate School, 2013


  • Hall, Daniel, Waalkes, Phillip. Andragogic Foundations: A Study of Counselor Educators' Teaching Philosophies. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL. (October 2017)
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., Hall, Daniel P.. Online Teaching Preparation for Counselor Educators. Presented at the North Central ACES Conference, Bloomington, MN. (October 20, 2016)