Department of Counseling

Jayna Mumbauer

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. in School Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • M.A. in Psychology and Child Development, Vanderbilt University

Courses Taught

  • COUN 510: Introduction to Counseling
  • COUN 512: Fundamentals in Counseling
  • COUN 545: Research and Program Evaluation
  • COUN 566: Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools
  • COUN 530: Applied Counseling Skills

Research Interests

  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Rural Counseling

Selected Publications

  • Mumbauer-Pisano, J. & Barden, S. M. (in press). Examining a mental health literacy intervention among economically disadvantaged youth. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
  • Mumbauer-Pisano, J., Kelchner, V. P. & Lambie, G. W. (in press). An exploratory factor analysis of the Counseling Sesson Expereince Scale for Children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
  • Kim, N., Oh, S., & Mumbauer, J. (2019). Supporting international students: Enhancing college counselors' multicultural counseling competence. Journal of College Counseling, 22(2). 179-192.
  • Mumbauer, J. & Kelchner, V. P. (2017). Promoting mental health literacy through bibliotherapy in school-based settings. Professional School Counseling, 21(1). 85-91.


  • National Board of Certified Counselors
  • American Counseling Association Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling

Honors / Awards

  • 2019: Chi Sigma Iota Excellence in Counseling Research Award.
  • 2019: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • 2019: Association for Humanistic Counseling: Emerging Professional Leader.


  • Dodging sprinklers on walks with my pup, Scout
  • Procrastination-Baking
  • Scrolling through Netflix and inevitably deciding to watch The Office for the 1000th time
  • Roller-blading, trying not to fall