Kevin Glavin

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

Dr. Kevin W. Glavin holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University and has been teaching and practicing for the past 15 years. He currently serves as Contributing Faculty in the School Counseling Program, within Walden's School of Counseling. Kevin has worked in numerous counseling programs across the United States, including Youngstown State University in OH, Nova Southeastern University in FL, Old Dominion University in Virginia, and the University of Colorado Denver in Denver.

Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado # C.0602047, effective from 12/04/2017 to present. His early contributions include serving as president of the Ohio Career Development Association and as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Employment Counseling, reflecting his deep involvement in the advancement of career counseling. With a notable record of 17 peer-reviewed publications in professional journals related to career counseling and vocational psychology, Kevin has established himself as a respected voice in the field.

Kevin's association with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) has been particularly impactful, where he graduated from its inaugural Leadership Academy in 2006 and served on various committees, including the ACES/NCDA Commission, Membership Committee, and Conference Proposal Committee.

Throughout his career, Kevin W. Glavin has been recognized internationally for his contributions to career construction and the design of career interventions. His work focuses on helping individuals articulate, narrate, and shape their career paths and life stories, embodying his belief in the power of personalized career counseling to effect meaningful change.


PhD, Kent State University

MEd, Kent State University

MS, Strachclyde Graduate Business School

BS, Strathclyde University

Public Service

Vocopher: The Career Collaboratory, Other -

Journal of Employment Counseling, Other -

Journal of Employment Counseling, Other -

National Career Development Association/Membership Committee, Chair -

National Career Development Association/Membership Committee, Committee Member -

Ohio Career Development Association, President -

Awards / Honors

International Contribution Award, Japanese Association of Industrial Counseling, 2016


Storlie, C. A., Hilton, T. L., Duenyas, D., Archer, R., Glavin, K. (2018). Career narratives of African American female college students: Insights for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling

Glavin, K., Haag, R. A., Forbes, L. K. (2017). Fostering career adaptability and resilience and promoting employability using life design counseling. Psychology of career adaptability, employability and resilience

Glavin, K. (2015). Measuring and assessing career maturity and adaptability..

Glavin, K., Savickas, M. L. (2010). Vocopher: The career collaboratory. Journal of Career Assessment

Glavin, K., Savickas, M. L. (2011). Interpreting self-directed search profiles: Validity of the “Rule of Eight”. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Glavin, K., Richard, G. V., Porfeli, E. J. (2009). Predictive validity of the medical specialty preference inventory. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Glavin, K., Smal, P., Vandermeeren, N., AuBuchon, J. (2010). Digital storytelling: Integrating technology and career construction theory to explore client’s narratives.

Watson, M., Duarte, M. E., Glavin, K. (2005). Cross-cultural perspectives on career assessment. The Career Development Quarterly

Glavin, K., Savickas, M. L. (2011). Interpreting self-directed search profiles: Validity of the “Rule of Eight”. Journal of Vocational Behavior


Glavin, K. (2024). Career Construction Theory Q&A. Asia Pacific Career Development Association

Glavin, K. (2023). A Live Demonstration of the Career Construction Interview. .

Glavin, K. (2023). Digital Storytelling for Career Construction. .

Glavin, K., Savickas, M. L. (2023). In Career Counseling, if you could only ask one question.

Tan, G., Glavin, K. (2023). Integrating Career Adapt-Abilities + Cooperation (CAAS+C) Scale into Career Intervention Design..

Glavin, K. (2023). Life Designing . ACT Government, Canberra, Australia

Glavin, K. (2023). Using Life Designing to Navigate a Pandemic.

Glavin, K., Wong, J., Tan, G. (2021). Building Resilience & Adaptability using Role Models: A brief 15-minute Strengths Based Intervention.

Glavin, K. (2021). Top 10 Tips for Conducting the Career Construction Interview.

Glavin, K. (2018). Finding Yourself in Transition: Using Your Story to Navigate Educational and Occupational Decisions and Work/Life Traumas. University of Colorado Denver