Lorise Grey

Core Faculty
Lorise Gray
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Lorise Grey, Ph.D., has been a counselor educator at Walden University since May 2021. Prior to joining the faculty at Walden, she was an assistant professor and the coordinator of the school counseling program at Oakland University. Dr. Grey served on the Michigan School Counselor Association (MSCA) Governing Board as Counselor Educator Vice President. During her 20 years in Michigan public schools, Lorise was an elementary and middle school teacher and high school counselor. Dr. Grey has presented previously on the school counselor’s role in closing the achievement gap at the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference as well as at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. She has also presented on group counseling methods at Michigan School Counseling Association conferences. Her research interests include closing the opportunity and achievement gap, school-university partnerships, and the school counselor’s role in increasing academic achievement for marginalized students. Lorise Grey is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Michigan, a nationally certified counselor, and a certified school counselor.


PhD, Oakland University

Post-master's Certificate, Oakland University

MA, Wayne State Univerisy

MA, Wayne State University

Public Service

Michigan School Counselor Association, Board Member -


Grey, L. D. The Impact of School-Based Mentoring on the Academic Achievement Gap.. Professional School Counseling

Vannest, R. J., Grey, L. D., Vannest, J. L., Smith, J. B. Invisible Students: The Intersection of Embedded Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias on School Counselor Conversations. Whiteness in Education

Grey, L. D., Vannest, J. L., Vannest, R. J., Smith, J. B. Is Humanism the Antidote?: School Counselor Conversations Mitigating the Impact of Systemic Racism on College Attendance.. Journal of Humanistic Counseling


Grey, L. D. (2010). DIVAS! SFBT Group: Raising Self Esteem and Academic Achievement in High School Girls.. Michigan School Counselor Association

Grey, L. (2010). DIVAS! SFBT Group: Raising Self Esteem and Academic Achievement in High School Girls. Michigan Counseling Association

Grey, L. (2019). Closing the Gap through Mentoring: Pathway to a Better Future.. Michigan School Counselor Association

Grey, L. D. (2021). A Research-Based Intervention to Reduce the Achievement Gap. Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

Grey, L. D. (2021). Resolving the Achievement Gap with Research. American School Counselor Association