Julie Koch Steps in as Interim Head of SAHEP
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Julie Koch, Ph.D., has been named Interim Head of the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Koch joined the faculty at OSU in 2008 and serves as an associate professor in counseling and counseling psychology. She has served as training director for the American Psychological Association-accredited counseling psychology program. Dr. Koch also received the University’s Advising Excellence Award, recognizing her work with graduate students, in 2014 and was honored with the OSU Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award at the President’s Leadership and Service Recognition Ceremony in May 2016. Dr. Koch was also selected for and completed a Fulbright Specialist project in Mongolia in 2015.
Koch received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also holds a Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Texas-Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Koch’s research interests include microaffirmation, faculty multicultural competence, counselor development and training, issues related to diverse populations and prevention in school settings.
The School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology includes programs in counseling, counseling psychology, educational psychology, health education and promotion, recreation management, therapeutic recreation, physical education and school psychology.