Faculty and Staff Profiles

Stephen A. Zanskas, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Assoc Professor, Counsel Educations Psych Research
Email: zanskas1@gmail.com
Office Location: 119 D Patterson Hall
Office Hours: Thursday:1-4 p.m. or by appointment
Profile

I earned my Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University in August of 2007. My teaching experience, work experience, commitment to professional service, and research interests contributed to my becoming a professional rehabilitation educator.  

I have extensive applied practice experience in public, non-profit, and private–for-profit rehabilitation settings. My practical work experience includes employment as a work adjustment specialist, vocational evaluator, chemical dependency counselor and psychotherapist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant, supervisor, and administrator. I am a CRC, hold an LPC credential in the states of Michigan and Wisconsin and have been accepted as a vocational expert by the Social Security Administration.

My applied practice, research, and teaching experience provided the basis for my dissertation research. Role and function studies have consistently demonstrated that rehabilitation counselors do not feel well prepared for the consultation activities they are required to perform. My dissertation, Consultation Competencies in Rehabilitation Counselor Education: A Mixed Methods Investigation, identifies the state of the art in the preparation of rehabilitation counselors for consultation roles and examines the development of best practice methods for their integration into rehabilitation counselor education programs. My research interests include the development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation counseling education programs, the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues and ethics.

At Michigan State University, I taught disability in a diverse society and the foundations of rehabilitation counseling course. I am currently teaching ethics and legal issues in counseling and the principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling at The University of Memphis. Personally, I enjoy student interaction and conceptualize teaching as a matter of professional stewardship. I have extensive experience as a clinical supervisor in a variety of employment settings and have served as a university supervisor for graduate students during their clinical practicum experience.

I am the Past-President of the Michigan Rehabilitation Association, former President-Elect of the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association, Past-President of the Great Lakes National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Past-President of the Michigan Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Past-President of the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and past Chair of the Wisconsin Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.




Work Experience

  • Associate Professor - Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration Coordinator, Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Research - The University of Memphis - 2013 - Present
  • Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research - University of Memphis - 2007-2013
  • Teaching and Graduate Program Assistant, Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies - Michigan State University - 2006-2007
  • Service Center Director, TPA Services: Healthcare Management and Claims Administration - Crawford & Company - 2006
  • Branch Manager, Heathcare Management - Crawford & Company - 1998-2006
  • Supervisor & Rehabilitation Counselor/Consultant, Heatlhcare Management - Crawford & Company - 1988-1998
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Physical & Occupational Therapy Department - Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Hospital - 1986-1987
  • Employment Readiness Specialist, Vocational Rehabilitation - Valley Packaging Industries - 1984-1986
  • Clinic Coordinator and Rehabilitation Counselor, Industrial Injury Clinic - Theda Clark Regional Medical Center - 1983-1984
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor, Community Mental Health Agency - Green Lake County, Wisconsin - 1982-1983
  • Vocational Evaluator & Work Adjustment Specialist, Rehabilitation - Waukesha Training Center - 1979-1982
Honors/Awards
  • Nominee-Instructor of the Year - The University of Memphis Alumni Association - 2013
  • Faculty Research "Millionaire" - The University of Memphis - 2013
  • Nominated ARCA Research Award - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) - 2010
  • Certificate of Commendation - Michigan Department of Career Development - 1999
  • Certificate of Commendation - State of Wisconsin, Governor Tommy Thompson - 1997
  • Meritorious Service Award - Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 1995
  • Switzer Scholar - National Rehabilitation Association - 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Great Lakes Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association - 1991

Teaching Experience

  • COUN 9000 Dissertation in Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7942 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7632 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 8885 Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 8790 Special Problems in Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 8512 Teaching Counselor Education - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7885 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7790 Special Problems in Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7941 Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7631 Practicum in Mental Health Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 7551 Assessment Techniques - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 6901 Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • COUN 4901 Principles & Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • CEP 870 Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling - Michigan State University
  • CEP 470 Disability in a Diverse Society - Michigan State University

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Ed.D in Counseling - Mary Claire Williams -  
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - Mark Baldwin -  
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - Becky Taylor -  
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - Elizabeth Ann Gravley -  
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - ZeVida Holman -  
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - Runar Jensen -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Brittany Parham - 2012
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Shayla Thomas - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Tabitha Wiley - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Archie Herring -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Matthew Myatt -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Summer Chappell -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Heather Thomasson -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Amber Lantz -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Meghan O'Brien -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Mentoring) - Nina Serman - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Brinley Moretti - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Francesca Cole - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Lauren Leigh Phillips -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Luanne Allen Donoghue -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Tera Brownlee - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Arthur "Ty" Davis -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Megan Harlow -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Rebekah Combs - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Catherine Anne Johnston - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Megan Buffum-Bunniran - 2013
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Demone Dickerson -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Tiffany Mosby - 2012
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Angelica Wood-Smith - 2012
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Karsten Everett - 2010
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Alisha Harvey -  
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Rhonda Hicks - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Steward Perry - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Amanda Pruit - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Savannah Simpson - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Jacob White - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Mary Wilkins - 2011
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Meaghan Debeukelaer - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Greg Williams - 2010
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Margie King - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Margie Petrowski - 2009
  • M.S. in Counseling - Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling - Tina Thompson - 2010
  • M.A. Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling - Stephania Wills - 2007
  • M.A. Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling - Alexis Brandt - 2007

Support

  • Rehabilitation Long Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling CFDA 84.129B - United States Department of Education - $ 1,100,247.00 - Pending Application for Period 10/1/2014-9/30/2019
  • Tennessee Technical Assistance Project-Award Number RS12450 - Tennessee Department of Human Services - $205,300 - 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014
  • Tennessee Technical Assistance Project Award Number RS12450 - State of Tennessee - $205,300 - 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013
  • Caregiver's Perception of the Needs of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities - Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessss - $1000 - 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012
  • Tennessee Technical Assistance Project Award Number RS12450 - Tennessee Department of Human Services - $207,750 - 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012
  • Tennessee Technical Assistance Project Award Number RS12450 - State of Tennessee - $205,300 - 7/1/10-6/30/11
  • Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling CFDA 84.129B. PR/Award Number H129B090066 - USDOE Rehabilitation Services Administration - $750,000 - Budget Period 10/1/2009-9/30/2014
  • Tennessee Technical Assistance Project Award Number RS12450 - Tennessee Department of Human Services - $260,721 - Budget Period 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010
  • Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling. PR/Award Number H129B050027-09 - USDOE Rehabilitation Services Administration - $750,000 - Budget Period 10/1/2005- 9/30/2010

Outreach

  • CRER Employment Network - Recipients of SSI/SSDI - 2009 - Present - Social Security Administration
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluation - Jubilee School Students - 2010 - Present - CDOM/UofM
  • The Med - Brief Trauma Evaluation & Intervention - Trauma Patients - 2009 - Present - The Med Regional Medical Center at Memphis
Service
  • The University of Memphis - Council on Rehabilitation Education Reaccreditation Committee Chair - 2013 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Director-CRER - 2013 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Counseling Program Graduate Student Handbook Revision Committee - 2013-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Senate Bill 514 Counseling Diversity Committee - 2013-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor-Integrative Student Rehabilitation Organization - 2011-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Council on Rehabilitation Education Reaccreditation Committee Chair - 2010 -2011
  • The University of Memphis - Co - PI Tennessee Technical Assistance Project - 2009 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Co-Director/CRER - 2009 - 2012
  • The University of Memphis - School Counseling Faculty Search Committee, CEPR - COE - 2009 - 2010
  • The University of Memphis - STEPS Advisory Board - 2008 -Present
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor-Unlimited - 12/2008 - 2011
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor - Student Rehabilitation Association - 2008 - 2010
  • The University of Memphis - Principal Investigator- USDOE/RSA Long Term Training Grants 2005-2010 & 2009-2014 - 8/2007 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration Coordinator - 8/2007 - Present
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin - Consulting Editor - 2012 - Present
  • Rehabilitation Research, Policy, & Education - Editorial Board - 2012-Present
  • Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling - Editorial Board - 2011-Present
  • Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee - Consultant - 2011
  • Rehabilitation Counselor & Educators Journal - Editorial Board - 2009 - Present
  • Volunteer State Rehabilitation Association (VSRA) - Program Committee Chair [C} - 2009 - 2010
  • National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns - Member - 2009 - Present
  • Journal of Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment - Editorial Board - March, 2009 - Present
  • Journal Of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling - Editorial Consultant - August 2008 - 2011
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin - Ad Hoc Reviewer - March 2008 - 2012
  • National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) - Annual Conference Program Committee Co-Chair [C] - 2009
  • Volunteer State Rehabilitation Association (VSRA) - Executive Committee Member - 1/2009-2010
  • Volunteer State Rehabilitation Association (VSRA) - Board Member-At-Large - 2/2008 - Present
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Association - President - 2006-2007
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Conference (MRC) Steering Committee - Committee Member - 2002-2007
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Association - President-Elect - 2004-2005
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Association - Public Policy Committee Member - 1998-2006
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Counseling Association - President - 2001-2003
  • Great Lakes Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association - President - 2001-2003
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Association - Board Member - 2000-2004
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Conference - Conference Co-Chair - 2003-2004
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Conference - Program Committee-Co-Chair - 2002-2003
  • Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Providers in the Private Sector (MARPPS) - President - 2000-2001
  • National Rehabilitation Counseing Association - 2003 Michigan Alternative Certification Maintenance Representative - 1998-2003
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association - President-Elect - 1991-1992
  • National Rehabilitation Counseling Association - Wisconsin Alternative Maintenance Representative - 1986-2002
  • American Association of State Counselor Examining Boards - State Board Representative - 1992-1997
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association - President - 1991-1992
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association - President-Elect - 1990-1991
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association - Legislative Chair (C) - 1990-1992
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association - President - 1989-1990
  • Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Association - Board Member - 1986-1989
Consulting
  • Social Security Administration - 2009 - Present
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Zanskas, S. A. (2010). Book and media review [Review of the book Disability, society, and the individual (2nd Ed)]. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 41(4), 41.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Coduti, W. (2012). Eugenics, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide: An overview for rehabilitation professionals. In M. Stebnicki and I. Marini (Eds.), The psychological and social impact of illness and disability (6th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Zanskas, S. A. (2010). Systemic response to post-conflict rehabilitation. In E. Martz (Ed.). Trauma Rehabilitation after War and Conflict: Community and Individual Perspectives, Springer Publishing.

  • Mitus, J. S. & Zanskas, S. A. (2009). Loss, grief, mourning and resilience. In J. E. Stano’s Psychology of Disability, Aspen Professional Services.
  • Leahy, M.J., Rak, E. & Zanskas, S.A. (2008).  A brief history of counseling and specialty areas of practice. In M. Stebnicki & I. Marini's  Professional Counselor's Desk Reference (PCDR). Springer Publishing.

  • Zanskas, S. A. & Coduti, W. (2007). Eugenics, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide: An overview for rehabilitation professionals. In A. E. Dell Orto and P. W. Power (Eds.), The psychological and social impact of illness and disability (5th ed.). (pp. 634-648). New York: Springer Publishing.

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    Zanskas, S. A. Choice, autonomy, and individual provider selection. A special invited paper in L.G. Perlman &  C.E. Hansen (Eds.),  Private Sector Rehabilitation:   Insurance, Trends, & Issues for the 21 st Century. A Report on the 17th Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar. Alexandria, VA:National Rehabilitation Association, 1993.


Journal Articles
  • Zanskas, S., Lustig, D., & Strauser, D. (in progress). Rehabilitation counselor task and role expectations: A mixed-methods analysis.
  • Lustig, D., & Zanskas, S. (in press). A comparison of work value preferences of individuals with disabilities and individuals without disabilities. Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education.
  • Kuo, H. J., Vaughn, M., Zanskas, S., & Chen, R. K. (in press). Scholarly productivity in Rehabilitation Counseling: Top Institutional and Individual Contributors from 2000 to 2009.Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Krcek, T., Zanskas, S., & Delavega, E. (in press). Are there adverse mental health affects to having a parent with a disability? A propensity score analysis. Family Relations.
  • Zanskas, S., Phillips, B., & Tansey, T. (in press). Doctoral dissertation research in rehabilitation counseling: 2011. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.
  • Lustig, D., & Zanskas, S. A. (2013). The relationship between work values and psychological problems for individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 27(4), 261-270.
  • Tansey, T., Phillips, B., & Zanskas, S. (2012). Doctoral dissertation research in rehabilitation counseling: 2008-2010. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 55(4), 232-252.
  • Tansey, T., Zanskas, S., & Phillips, B. (2012). Doctoral dissertation research in rehabilitation counseling: 2005-2007. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 55(2), 103-125.
  • Lustig, D., Zanskas, S. & Strauser, D. (2012). The relationship between psychological distress and career thoughts. Journal of Rehabilitation, 78(4), 3-10.
  • Casey, L., Zanskas, S., Parra, G., Cogdal, P., & Powell, K. (2012). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in parents following a child's diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder? Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6(1), 1186-1193.
  • Zanskas, S., Lustig, D., Ishitani, T. (2011). Perceived barriers to employment success: Are there differences between Caucasian and African American VR consumers? Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 25(3&4), 127-134.
  • Zanskas, S. A., & Strohmer, D. J. (2011). The work environment of the private-for-profit rehabilitation counselor. Journal of Rehabilitation, 77(4), 13-22.
  • Zanskas, S. A., & Strohmer, D. J. (2011). The state-federal rehabilitation counselor work environment. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(3), 3-11.
  • Strauser, D., Zanskas, S., & Lustig, D. (2011). Career readiness and individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 25 (3&4), 173-180.
  • Zanskas, S. A., & Strohmer, D. J. (2010). Rehabilitation counselor work environment: Examining congruence with prototypic counselor work personality. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 53(3), 143-152.
  • Tarvydas, V. M., Leahy, M. J., & Zanskas, S. A. (2009). Judgment deferred:  Reappraisal of rehabilitation counseling movement toward licensure parity. [Special Issue] Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling and the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 52(2), 85-94.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Leahy, M.J. (2008). The importance of consultation content and instructional proficiency of faculty in rehabilitation counselor
    education. Rehabilitation Education, 22(1), 59-72.

  • Zanskas, S. A. & Leahy, M. J. (2007). Preparing rehabilitation counselors for private
    sector practice within a CORE accredited generalist educational model. Rehabilitation Education, 21(3), 205-214.



  • Leahy, M.J., Matrone, K.F., & Zanskas, S.A. (2007). Leadership and management training in rehabilitation: A brief review of RRCEP and NIDRR initiatives. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 31(1), 33-40.

  • Zanskas, S. A. & Coduti, W. (2006). Eugenics, euthanasia, and physician assisted suicide: An overview for rehabilitation professionals. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 72(1), 27-34.

Presentations
  • Duerr, R., Neely-Barnes, S., Zanskas, S., & Lustig, D. Transition to adulthood in a fragmented service system for youth with disabilities. Poster presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX, November 3, 2013.
  • Kuo, H.J., Vaughn, M., Zanskas, S. A., & Chen, R. Scholarly Productivity in Rehabilitation Counseling. Presentation at the Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2013.
  • Elswick, S., Casey, L., Zanskas, S., & Black, T. The good behavior game is no longer just an effective intervention for students: An examination of the reciprocal effects in an urban classroom. Presentation at the 2012 American Educational Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 14, 2012.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Tarvydas, V. M. Legislative advocacy: Rehabilitation educators’ role in the licensure and behavioral health movements. Presentation at the Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2012.
  • Lustig, D. & Zanskas, S. A. Medical Aspects of Disability & Ethics & Boundary Issues,Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Smyrna, Tennessee, December 6-7, 2011
  • Lustig, D. & Zanskas, S. A. Medical Aspects of Disability & Ethics & Boundary Issues,Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 15-16, 2011
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Strauser, D. Rehabilitation counselor tasks and role expectations: A mixed methods analysis. Presentation at the Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, and Council on State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Conference, Arlington, VA, October 31, 2011.
  • Perkins, A., Soldner, J. A., Zanskas, S., & Milington, M. Reviving vocational evaluation: Teaching, practice, and research. Presentation at the Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, and Council on State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Conference, Arlington, VA, October 31, 2011.
  • Lustig, D. & Zanskas, S. A. Interview Skills for Rehabilitation Counselors, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Memphis, Tennessee, July 15, 2011.
  • Casey, L., Zanskas, S., Parra, G., Cogdal, P., & Powell, K. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in parents following a child's diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Presentation at the annual meeting of AERA, New Orleans, LA, April 11, 2011.
  • Jensen, R. & Zanskas, S. Measuring the level of functioning and obstacles to treatment in addiction: The addiction level of functioning assessment (ALFA). Presentation at the 53 rd Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN, November 22, 2010.
  • Jensen, R. & Zanskas, S. Moving away from the medical model in addiction treatment and towards a developmental/systems orientation: The domain theory of addiction. Presentation at the 53 rd Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN, November 22, 2010.
  • Jensen, R., Zanskas, S. Combs, R., Harvey, A., Maritim, H., Richardson, S., Gilbert, L., & Thomas, S. The University of Memphis Student Rehabilitation Association Service Learning Project: Gaining experience while providing services to underserved populations. Presentation at the 53 rd Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN, November 22, 2010.
  • Jensen, R., Zanskas, S. Combs, R., Harvey, A., Maritim, H., Richardson, S., Gilbert, L., & Thomas, S. Is there a need for continuing education opportunities for counselors in Memphis: The University of Memphis Student Rehabilitation Association continuing education initiative. Presentation at the 53 rd Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN, November 22, 2010.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Lustig, D. Medical Trauma and Brief Rehabilitation Counseling Techniques. Presentation at the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 16, 2010.
  • Zanskas, S. A. Think Employment Ethics. Presentation at the 8th Annual Conference of the Volunteer State Rehabilitation Association (VSRA), Smyrna, TN, September 23, 2010.
  • Zanskas, S. A. Ethics and Diversity. Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services Annual Training, Falls Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee, August 31, 2010.
  • Zanskas, S. A. Ethics and Diversity. Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services Annual Training, Paris Landing State Park, Tennessee, August 3, 2010.
  • Zanskas, S. A., Jensen, R., & Harvey, A. Gaining Experience While Providing Services to the Under Served: A Service Learning Project at The University of Memphis. Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), Las Vegas, NV, July 21, 2010.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Johnson City, Tennessee, May 21, 2010.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 20, 2010.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 19, 2010.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Memphis, Tennessee, March 19, 2010.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Smyrna, Tennessee, December 9, 2009.
  • Lustig, D.  & Zanskas, S. A. Vocational Implications of Psychiatric Disorders Training, Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services District Training, Jackson, Tennessee, December 8, 2009.
  • Zanskas, S. A.           Poster Presentations. Chi-Sigma. The University of Memphis, November 2, 2009.
  • Zanskas, S. A. Ethics and Rehabilitation Practice in a Diverse Society. Presentation at the 7th Annual Conference of the Volunteer State Rehabilitation Association (VSRA), Smyrna, TN, October 15, 2009.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Stevens, M. Disability and Diversity in Higher Education. Presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), Memphis, TN, July 25, 2009.
  • Lustig, D., Strauser, D. R., & Zanskas, S. A. The Case for Counseling in VR: It’s Good for Recruitment, Retention, and Clients. Presentation at the 9th Annual NCRE Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 21, 2009.

  • Zanskas, S. A. & Strohmer, D. The Importance of Setting: Counselor-Environment Congruence. Presentation at the NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Training Conference on VR Education, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2008.

  • Jackson, A., Petrowski, M., & Zanskas, S. Disability and Diversity in Higher Education. Presentation at the NRA Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 25, 2008.
  • Zanskas, S. A. & Lustig, D. Poster Presentations. A Rehabilitation Counseling Research Colloquium. The University of Memphis, October 3, 2008.

  • Zanskas, S. A. Rehabilitation Counseling: Ethical Decision Making in Context. Invited presentation at the Southeast Regional National Rehabilitation Association’s 60th Annual Training Conference, Nashville, TN, April 29, 2008.
  • Dunn, P. L. & Zanskas, S. A. Current Students Will Take Charge. Invited presentation at the 60th Annual Southeast National Rehabilitation Association Training Conference, Nashville, TN, April 28, 2008.
  • Zanskas, S. A. Perceptions of Consultation: Rehabilitation Counseling & Professional Identity. A poster presentation at the Eighth Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Sponsored by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Antonio, TX, February 14, 2008.       
  • Zanskas, S. A. Corporate Culture, Diversity & Employment of Persons with Disabilities. Invited presentation at the I.A.M.  C.R.E.S.T.
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 15, 2007.

  • Zanskas, S. A. & Schoen, B. Creating an Effective Outreach Program for Rural Consumers with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Meeting Rural Consumer Needs. A poster presentation at the Seventh Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Sponsored by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Diego, CA, February 23, 2007       


  • Zanskas, S. A., Campbell, D., & Browde, K. Expert Panel: Vocational Rehabilitation. A
    presentation at the Follow-up Program for CWCPs. Workers' Compensation Center, School of Labor & Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 12, 2006.

  • Zanskas, S. A., Coduti, W., & Perkins, A.  The Development of a Business-Minded Rehabilitation Counselor. A workshop presented for the        
    Michigan Rehabilitation Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, November 9, 2005.

  • Zanskas, S. A., Coduti, W., Johnston, S. & Perkins, A. Approaching
    Rehabilitation Counseling from a Business Perspective. A workshop presented for the Northeast Rehabilitation Association's Regional Conference (NERA), Newport, RI, April 18, 2005.

Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • Dissertation Commitee - Stephanie Gotay
  • Dissertation Committee - Laura Bailey
  • Dissertation Committee Chair - Mark Baldwin
  • Dissertation Committee - Robert Cox
  • Dissertation Committee Chair - Rebecca Taylor
  • Dissertation Committee - Emily Meadows
  • Dissertation Committee - Bryon Pickens
  • Dissertation Committee - Rosaire Daigle
  • Dissertation Committee - Allison Grabias
  • Dissertation Committee - Susan Elizabeth Elswick
  • Dissertation Committee - Mary Elaine "Lane" Wilkins
  • Dissertation Committee Chair - Runar Jensen
  • Dissertation Committee Chair - ZeVida Holman
  • Dissertation Committee Chair - Elizabeth Ann Gravley
  • Dissertation Committee - Brittany Stansbury
  • Dissertation Committee - Kevin Powell
  • Dissertation Committee - Eric Shult
  • Dissertation Committee - Jackie Ferrell
  • Dissertation Committee - Mardi Smith
  • Dissertation Committee- Wendy Willingham
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Licensure and Certifications:

    Licensed Professional Counselor (#6401007173).  Michigan Board of Counseling, Department of Licensing and Regulation.

    Licensed Professional Counselor (#001-125). Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors, Department of Regulation and Licensing.
        
    Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (#1834). Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

    Vocational Expert. BPA (#40454). Social Security Administration.

Appendix D - Support
  • Application Pending. Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling CFDA 84.129B. For Budget Period 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019. USDOE Rehabilitation Services Administration for $ 1,100,247.00.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Tennessee Technical Assistance Project. Budget Period 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014. Award Number RS12450. Tennessee Department of Human Services for $205,300.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Tennessee Technical Assistance Project. Budget Period 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013. Award Number RS12450. Tennessee Department of Human Services for $205,300.
  • Principal Investigator. Perspectives of Need: A Comparison of Parental and Sibling Caregiver Perceptions of the Service Needs of Individuals With a Developmental Disability. The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee. Memphis, TN. $1000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator Tennessee Technical Assistance Project. Tennessee Department of Human Services for the period 7/1/11-6/30/12. $205,300.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Tennessee Technical Assistance Project. Budget Period 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011. Award Number RS12450. Tennessee Department of Human Services for $205,300.
  • Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling CFDA 84.129B. PR/Award Number H129B090066. Budget Period 10/1/2009-9/30/2014. USDOE Rehabilitation Services Administration for $750,000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Tennessee Technical Assistance Project. Budget Period 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010. Award Number RS12450. Tennessee Department of Human Services for $260,721.
  • Rehabilitation Counselor Person-Environment Congruence. Submitted April 14, 2008 to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor     Certification for $40,000.    

  • Socioeconomic Status, Trauma, and Pre-Injury Quality of Life. The University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN. Submitted January, 2008 to the TBR for  $25,650.        

  • Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant - Rehabilitation Counseling. PR/Award Number H129B050027-09. Budget Period 10/1/2005- 9/30/2010. USDOE Rehabilitation Services Administration for $750,000.
  • At-Risk-Youth Program, Valley Packaging Industries, Appleton, WI. Funded through a JTPA Grant (1985) for $18,000.
Appendix E - Outreach
  • 2013 - Present. Consultant. Fairhaven, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2013 - Present. Program Consultant. Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS), Memphis Tennessee.
  • 2013- Present. Educational Interventionist-Trauma Surgery Department, The Elvis Presley Trauma Center. Staff Privileges.
  • 2011-2013 NCRE Representative to the AASCB. Appointed to a two-year term as the National Council of Rehabilitation Education’s representative to the American Association of State Counseling Examining Board’s.
  • 2010 – Present Book Review Board, Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.