Jim Mcmullen

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. School Counseling

Dr. James McMullen received his Ph.D in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a licensed school counselor in the state of Virginia and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. McMullen is a Contributing Faculty member with Walden University and a School Counselor fpr Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he also served as program director of the MS in School Counseling Program. Prior to that, he has worked in the public school, college, and hospital settings. Dr. McMullen serves as Chair of the Chapter Development Committee for Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society and Co-Chair of the Mentoring Work Group of the ACES School Counseling Interest Network.

Courses Taught

COUN 6111 - Introduction to School Counseling

COUN 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics

COUN 6306 - Ethics and Legal Issues

COUN 6332 - Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response

COUN 6753 - Career Counseling


PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MSEd, Old Dominion University

BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Public Service

Chapter Development Committee, Chi Sigma Iota International, Chair -

Mentoring Work Group, School Counseling Interest Network, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chair -

Wellness Counseling Practice & Research Committee, Chi Sigma Iota International, Committee Member -

Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Other -

Awards / Honors

Leadership Fellow, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2016

Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2014

Outstanding Chapter Award (Large Chapter), Chi Sigma Iota International, 2014

Outstanding Individual Program (Large Chapter), Chi Sigma Iota International, 2013


Nice, M. L., Brubaker, M. D., Gibson, D. M., Mcmullen, J. W., Asempapa, B., Kennedy, S. D., Fullen, M. C., Moore, M. Wellness and well-being in counseling research: a 31-year content analysis. . Journal of Counseling and Development.

MacLeod, B., McMullen, J. W., Veach, L. (2018). Diversity within unity: A pilot study of issues in professional identity. . The North Carolina Counseling Journal

MacLeod, B., McMullen, J. W. (2016). Raising public awareness of the counseling profession. . Counseling Today

MacLeod, B., McMullen, J. W., Teague-Palmieri, E., Veach, L. (2016). What does the public know about professional counseling? A study of public knowledge and perception of professional counselors. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy


Mcmullen, J. W. (2023). Planning the next year: How chapters can maintain momentum. Online webinar presented for Chi Sigma Iota International

Mcmullen, J. W. (2023). Spring 2023 online regional summit: Mentoring and transitioning. Online summit presented by the Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Development Committee.

Mcmullen, J. W. (2022). Fall 2022 online regional summit: Knowing how to lead. .

Mcmullen, J. W. (2022). Connecting with chapters and professional members in creative ways.

Mcmullen, J. W. (2022). Spring 2022 online regional summit: From yearly reports to yearly plans: Using these tools to create stronger chapters.

Mcmullen, J. W. (2021). Fall 2021 regional summits: Bouncing back together..

Mcmullen, J. W. (2021). Spring 2021 online regional summit: Regional networking.

Mcmullen, J. W. (2021). Chapter leaders training: Developing a chapter awards program. .

McMullen, J. W. (2020). Spring 2020 online regional summit: Chapter collaborations. Chi Sigma Iota International

McMullen, J. W. (2019). Resources for enhancing chapter productivity & organization. Chi Sigma Iota International

McMullen, J. W. (2020). Supporting leadership and engagement for online/hybrid counselor education programs. . Chi Sigma Iota

Whisenhunt, J., Adams, C., Teeling, S., McMullen, J. W. (2019). Supporting the next generation: Innovative chapter mentoring strategies. Chi Sigma Iota International

Ermis, H., McMullen, J. W. (2019). Advocate for Muslim Students.

Ermis, H., McMullen, J. W. (2019). Elementary Student Career Counseling.

McMullen, J. W. (2017). They are the future: Master's students and professional identity..

Clarke, P., Glowiak, M., Johnson, G., McMullen, J. W., Wisenhunt, J., Elston, N. (2017). Chapter leaders training: Fundraise your way to a thriving CSI chapter.. Chi Sigma Iota International

Upton, A., Greene, J., Eakin, G., McMullen, J. W. (2017). CACREP school counseling - the shift to 60..

Clarke, P., Castillo, J., Glowiak, M., McMullen, J. W., Morajelo, J. (2017). Chapter Leaders Training.