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Abel, Nick

Assistant Professor - Counseling
College of Education



Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • School counseling
  • Academic resilience
  • Social justice and equity in education

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Sample publications and presentations (See CV for full list):

Erickson, A., & Abel, N. R. (2013).  A high school counselor’s leadership in providing school-wide screenings for depression and enhancing suicide awareness.  Professional School Counseling, 16(5), 283-289.

Omizo, M. M., Kim, B. S. K., & Abel, N. R. (2008).  Asian and European American cultural values, bicultural competence, and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help among Asian American adolescents.  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 36(1), 15-28.

"Academic resilience in African American and Latina/o adolescents: A study of emotional intelligence, discrimination, and GPA."  Poster presentation accepted for inclusion in the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.  2014, March.

“40 Strategies to Help Students with Mental Health Needs.”  Symposium co-conducted at the annual meeting of the American School Counselor Association, Minneapolis, MN.  2012, June.



Doctor of Education (EdD), Counselor Education & Supervision: Minnesota State University, Mankato (May, 2013)

Master of Education (MEd), Counseling & Guidance: University of Hawaii, Manoa (December, 2004)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Language & Literature: University of Northern Iowa (May, 2001)


National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Licensed School Counselor (Minnesota)


Member of the following professional organizations:

American School Counselor Association

American Counseling Association

National Board for Certified Counselors

North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision