Melissa Luke

Dean's Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, School of Education

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Counseling and Counselor Education, Coordinator of the School of Counseling Program, Faculty Affiliate, Department of Communications and Rhetorical Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Melissa Luke, PhD, is a Dean’s professor in the department of Counseling & Human Services and the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Education at Syracuse University, where she also coordinates the doctoral program in Counseling and Counselor Education. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and certified school counselor in the State of New York. Dr. Luke is a Fellow in both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). She currently serves as the President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and the Editor of the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy (JCLA). Dr. Luke’s scholarship focuses on counselor preparation and counseling practices to more effectively respond to the developmental needs of historically underserved populations, particularly LGBTIQ+ persons and those living in international global contexts.


Phone: (315) 443-5265

Location: 440D Sims Hall

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