Patrick Mullen, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Counseling and Special Education

Patrick Mullen, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in Career Counseling, University of Central Florida
  • B.A. in Psychology, Florida International University

Research interests

School counseling, counselor education and supervision, and professional well-being

Career highlights

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Chapter Faculty Advisor Award from the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International in 2023
  • Recipient of the Best Practices Research - Faculty Award from the American Counseling Association in 2020
  • Recipient of the Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation from the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling in 2019
  • Recipient of the Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in 2018

Recent publications

  • Moore, C., M., Mullen, P. R., Hinchey, K., Lambie, G. W. (2023). A differential item functioning study of Counselor Competency Scale-Revised scores. Counselor Education and Supervision, 62(1), 2-20.
  • Mullen, P. R., Backer, A., Niles, J.K., & Chae, N. (2023). Preparing school counseling trainees in professional legislative advocacy. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 23 (1), 59-71
  • Mullen, P. R., Niles, J. K., Hinchey, K., Leger, R., & Dorais, S. (2023). An examination of school counselors’ career-sustaining behaviors and its relationship to burnout and job Satisfaction. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 50(1), 18-32.
  • Mullen, P. R., Niles, J.K., Dukes, A., & Spargo, A. (2022). An examination of the GPS for SUCCESS program. Preventing School Failure. 66(3), 238-246.
  • Chae, N., Backer, A., Mullen, P. R., & Cakmak, Z. (2022). School counselors as critical consumers of research: Quality indicators for evaluating quantitative research. Professional School Counseling, 26(1), 1-10.
  • Mullen, P. R., Chae, N., Backer, A., & Niles, J. K. (2021). School counselor burnout, job stress, and job satisfaction by student caseload. NASSP Bulletin, 105(1), 25-42.
  • Mullen, P. R., Fox, J., Goshorn, J. R., & Warraich, L. K. (2021). Crowdsourcing for online samples in counseling research. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99(2), 221-226.
  • Mullen, P. R., Backer, A., Chae, N., & Li, H. (2020). School counselors’ work-related rumination as a predictor of burnout, turnover intentions, job satisfaction, and work engagement. Professional School Counseling, 24(1), 1-10.
  • Gonzales, E., Sperandio, K., Mullen, P. R., & Tuazon, V. (2020). Development and initial testing of the Multidimensional Cultural Humility Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 54(1), 57-70.
  • Mullen, P. R., Newhart, S., Haskins, N., Shapiro, K., & Cassel, K. (2019). An examination of school counselors’ leadership self-efficacy, programmatic services, and social issue advocacy. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, 6(2), 160-173.


Dr. Patrick R. Mullen is an associate professor and chair for the Department of Counseling and Special Education. He teaches a variety of courses with a focus on counselor education and supervision and school counseling. Dr. Mullen draws inspiration for his work based on his experiences as a school counselor, his work within alternative education programs, and his time as a faculty member. He holds his Pupil Personnel Services License for School Counseling through the Virginia Department of Education. Dr. Mullen is also a National Certified Counselor, a National Certified School Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He presents at state, regional, and national conferences in counseling and education, along with publishing articles in scholarly journals. Furthermore, he is on the editorial board for Counselor Education and Supervision, Journal of Counseling and Development, and Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. He is also an Associate Editor for Counseling and Values and Editor for the Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation.

Curriculum Vitae

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