Michelle M. Schmitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Michelle M. Schmitt, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in counseling psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S. in counseling psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A. in counseling, Boston College
  • B.A. in psychology and communication, Purdue University

Career highlights

  • Awarded the School of Education’s Outstanding Community Engagement Award for Faculty in 2015

Recent publications/projects

  • Presented “Evidence-based Communication: Enlisting Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Engaging with Youth,” at the Virginia Wellness: Broadening Prevention Statewide Conference in Williamsburg, Va.
  • Principle author of “The Virginia Educator’s Guide for Planning and Conducting School Emergency Drills”
  • Co-created “Communicating with Teens: from Research to Practice” one-day workshops, held in Roanoke, Williamsburg, Wytheville and Fredericksburg, Va.

Curriculum Vitae

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