2017 TPC Outstanding Scholar Award Winner –
Quantitative or Qualitative Research

Stephanie T. Burns and Daniel R. Cruikshanks


Stephanie T. Burns and Daniel R. Cruikshanks received the 2017 Outstanding Scholar Award for Quantitative or Qualitative Research for their article, “Evaluating Independently Licensed Counselors’ Articulation of Professional Identity Using Structural Coding.”

Dr. Stephanie T. Burns is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University, where she is the coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Dr. Burns is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio and Michigan, and a National Certified Counselor. Her research areas of interest include counselor professional identity, ethics, career development, the psychometrics of career interest inventories, student learning outcomes, counseling outcomes, program evaluation, and supervision.

Dr. Daniel R. Cruikshanks is a professor in and chair of the Psychology and Counselor Education Department at Aquinas College, where he is also head of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. He is a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. His research interests include counselor professional identity, ethics, supervision, and ADHD.