Kimberly A. Hart, Ph.D., LCPC, PEL:SC, NCC, ACS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Community Counseling Training Center, Counseling Field-Experience Coordinator, Counseling Admissions Coordinator


Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)


Kimberly A. Hart, Ph.D. directs daily counseling service provisions and the practicum placement program in the Community Counseling Training Center (CCTC). Hart teaches practicum and internship courses, provides academic advising to master's and doctoral students, coordinates admissions processes for new applicants and monitors student readiness for practicum, internship and professional practice. Hart also provides supervision of department graduate assistants who support the admissions, CCTC, and counseling internship functions, and research endeavors in counseling. Hart's scholarly work includes annual presentations at the local, regional and national level as well as peer-reviewed publications.

Research Interests

  • Counseling supervision
  • Manifested multiculturalism and intersectionality
  • Experiential and adventure-based learning
  • Intersections of religious and sexual identities
  • Compassionate and conscious social justice

Service Work

Hart's service work crosses several areas of mental health awareness, advocacy, leadership and education. Hart's advocacy and education work extends to service and consultation on Mental Health First Aid for youth, adults and higher education institutions, trauma-informed education, multicultural inclusion and healing racism through Mindful Cross-Cultural group facilitation. Hart's efforts extend outward from her efforts to improve the connections with and empowerment of Black, indigenous, people of color in the general population and counseling profession.

  • President, Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors, 2022-23
  • President, Illinois Counseling Association, 2019-20
  • President, Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2016-17
  • President, Illinois Counselors for Social Justice 2015-16


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Northern Illinois University
  • M.S.Ed., Counseling, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact Us

Department of Counseling and Higher Education
Gabel 200
Counseling Admissions
Graham 416
Higher Education and Student Affairs Admissions
Gabel 201 B
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