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JOSEPH C. ROTTER
 

School of Education
The Citadel, 307 Capers
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
(843) 953-5097(Office)
(843) 953-6796(Fax)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of South Carolina
714 Woodward Road
Charleston, SC 29407
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Education

B.S.

Eastern Illinois University

M.S.

Eastern Illinois University

Post Masters

Northern Illinois University
Illinois State University
University of Maryland

Ed.D.

Wayne State University (Detroit)

License

  • Counseling Psychologist by the Board of Examiners in Psychology of the State of South Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor by the Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors of the State of South Carolina

Certification

  • National Board for Certified Counselors

Professional Experience

1987-1994 and 1997-2000 Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, University of South Carolina
1980 - present

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of South Carolina

1981 - 1982 Chair, Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Services.
1979 - 1981 Chair, Elementary School Guidance Program.
1978

Acting Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education

1975 - 1980

Associate Professor, College of Education, University of South Carolina

1971 - 1975 Assistant Professor, College of Education University of South Carolina
1973 - 1985 Director, General Electric Foundation Career Development Leadership Institute.
1970 - 1971 Counselor, part-time, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, Michigan.
1970 - 1971 Instructor, Division of Urban Extension, Wayne State University, College of Education.
1969 - 1971 Admissions Counselor, Wayne State University, College of Education.
1967 - 1969 Counselor, Bloomington Elementary Schools, Bloomington, Illinois.
1966 - 1967 Counselor/Instructor, Lewis College, Lockport, Illinois.
1964 - 1966 Counselor, Wheaton High School, Wheaton, Illinois.
1963 - 1966 Teacher, Wheaton High School, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other

International Teaching/Consulting University of South Carolina - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Nyrobi, Kenya; Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Seoul, Korea; Kobe, Japan; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Faculty and Administrative Load

Fall 2002 EDCE 802, EDCE 855, and EDUC 899
Chair of five Ph. D. dissertation committees
Spring 2003 EDCE 822, EDCE 855, EDCE 890, and EDUC 899
Chair of four Ph.D. dissertation committees

Current Professional Association Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • European Branch of the American Counseling Association
  • American School Counselors Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • National Career Development Association.
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • International Association for Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • South Carolina Counseling Association
  • South Carolina School Counselors Association

Service

  • College:

    • Department of Educational Psychology Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • University:
    • Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Family in Society
    • Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics
  • Schools:
    • Lexington/Richland 5 Schools - Curriculum Consultant, Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Act project.
    • Allendale County Schools - Curriculum Consultant, Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Act project.
  • Professional Associations:
    • Editor, Elementary School Guidance and Counseling Journal
    • Associate Editor of The Family Journal
    • Editorial Board of International Journal of Play Therapy
    • Editorial Board of Journal of Technology in Counseling
    • Chair, Media Committee, American Counseling Association
    • President, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Executive Committee, American Counseling Association

Scholarship

Robinson, E. H., Rotter, J. C., Robinson, S., & Fey, M. E. (2003). Helping children cope with fears and stress. Greensboro, NC: CASS Publications.

Evans, K., Rotter, J., & Gold, J. (eds.). (2002). Synthesizing family, career, and culture: A model for counseling in the 21st century. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Gold, J. M., Rotter, J. C., Holmes, G. R. & Motes, P. S. (1999). Middle school climate: A comparison of the attitudes of students, teachers and parents. (monograph). Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa.

Rotter, J. C. & Bailey, W. R. (1997). Transitions: Education and employment. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Rotter, J. C., Robinson, E. H., & Fey, M. A. (1988). Parent teacher conferencing. Washington, DC: National Education Association.

Rotter, J. C. & Evans, K. M. (2002). Family, career and culture. In Evans, K.,

Rotter, J., & Gold, J. (eds.). (2002). Synthesizing family, career, and culture: A model for counseling in the 21st century. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Rotter, J. C. (1994). Concluding Thoughts: Counseling Laboratories in the Future. In J. Myers (Ed.), Counselor Education Laboratories: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options, Alexandria, Va: ACA Press.

Rotter, J. C. (2001). Letting go: Forgiveness in counseling. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 9, 2, 174-177.

Rotter, J. C. (2000). Family grief and mourning. . The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 8, 3, 275-277.

Rotter, J. C. (2000). Happiness: Is it real or just an illusion? The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 8, 4, 387-389.

Rotter, J. C. & Bush, M. V. (2000). Play and family therapy. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 8, 2, 172-176.

Evans, K. M. & Rotter, J. C. (2000). Multicultural family approaches to career counseling. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 8, 1, 67-71

Rotter, J. C., Horak, R. A., & Heidt, H. M. (1999). Incorporating children's drawings as early recollections in Adlerian psychotherapy. Journal of Individual Psychology. 55, 3, 316-327.

Rotter, J. C. (1994). George Gazda: Steps ahead of the group. Journal of Counseling and Development, 72, 339-345.

Bailey, W. R., Bruce, T. A., Rotter, J. C. & Sampson, J. P. (1992). Improved career decision making: Integration into counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 31, 146-153.

Robinson, E. H., Rotter, J. C., Fey, M. A., & Robinson, S. L. (1991). Children's fears: Toward a preventive model. The School Counselor, 38, 187-202.

Additional Information

Biographical Sketch

Joe Rotter currently holds the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. In addition, he has served as a consultant to school districts, social service agencies, and business and industry throughout the United States. He has taught, consulted, and/or delivered papers in Brazil, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Korea, Japan, Canada, and several countries in Western Europe. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Licensed Counseling Psychologist. He served a three-year term as Editor of the Elementary School Guidance and Counseling journal and served as Associate Editor of The Family Journal. He also served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Play Therapy and the Journal of Technology in Counseling. He directed the General Electric Foundation Career Development Leadership Institute at the University of South Carolina for thirteen years and served three years as Principal Investigator of the Career Development Training Institute project . His research interests are in the areas of counseling children through play, child/ family stress, and career development. He was a co-recipient of a grant from the Overseas Schools Advisory Committee to study children's stress and fear. Dr. Rotter is also co-author of five books and many articles in professional journals. He is past president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and served terms on the American Counseling Association Governing Council and Executive Committee.


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