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Renée A. Middleton

Renée A.  Middleton
Dean Emerita

Dr. Renée A. Middleton is the immediate past Dean of Ohio University's Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services.

During her 15 year tenure as dean, Dr. Middleton was responsible for the nine centers housed within the College, numerous community partnerships, and the professional development schools that shape the education experience of approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. Prior to assuming the deanship in August 2006, Dr. Middleton served as the director of research, human resource development and outreach for Auburn University's College of Education in Auburn, Alabama.

Dr. Middleton is a tenured professor of Counselor Education with 29 years of teaching experience. She has been integral in procuring and administering research and outreach grants that total over $1.4 million. She has contributed to several book chapters and monographs and coauthored over 25 peer-reviewed articles. Her research focuses on racial identity theory, its development, and its association to multicultural counseling competency. Dr. Middleton's research interests also include disability policy issues, education and workforce diversity, and aging and disability.

Dean Middleton received the B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Andrews University, the M.A. in Clinical Audiology from the University of Tennessee, and the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Administration from Auburn University.

Most Recent Publications:

Middleton, R. A. (2012). Navigating change: Leadership that matters. In O.M. Welch (Ed), Turnaround leadership: Deans of color as change agents (pp. 65-84), New York: Peter Lang.

Middleton, R. A., Ergüner-Tekinalp, B., Williams, N., Stadler, H.A., & Dow, J.E. (2011). Racial identity development and multicultural counseling competencies of white mental health practitioners. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 11, 201-218.

Middleton, R. A., & Prince, B.L. (2011). Redesigning teacher education from the ground up: A collaborative model. In G. Wan, & D.M. Gut (Eds.),Bringing schools into the 21st century (pp. 225-246). New York: Springer.

Delsignore, A.M., Petrova, E., Harper, A., Stowe, A.M., Mu'min, A.S., & Middleton, R. A. (2010). Critical incidents and assistance-seeking behaviors of white mental health practitioners: A transtheoretical framework for understanding multicultural counseling competency. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 352-361.

Middleton, R., Robinson, M., & Mu'min, A. (2010). Rehabilitation counseling: A Continuing professional imperative for multiculturalism and advocacy competence. In M. Ratts, R. Toporek, & J. Lewis (Eds.), ACA advocacy competencies: A social justice framework for counselors (pp. 173-183). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Harley, D.A., Alston, R.J., & Middleton, R. A. (2007). Infusing social justice into rehabilitation education: Making a case for curriculum. Rehabilitation Education, 21(1), 41-54.

Stadler, H., Suh, S., Cobia, D., Middleton, R. A., Carney, J. (2006). Reimagining counselor education with diversity as a core value. Counselor Education & Supervision, 45(3), 207-217.