- Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy
- Ph.D University of Southern California
- M.S. San Diego State University
- B.A. San Diego State University
Dr. Rowell earned his undergraduate degree (Social Sciences) and masters degree (counseling) at San Diego State University and completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Southern California. He was program director of the Counseling Program from 2002-2004 and co-director and then program director again from 2008-2011. He founded and directed the Center for Student Support Systems from 2002-2011. Dr. Rowell teaches action research, research methods in counseling, and organization of school counseling programs. His scholarly publications include journal articles, book chapters, and professional content for regional, national, and international action research websites. Dr. Rowell is an editor of the Educational Action Research journal and is lead editor of the forthcoming (2016) Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in counselor leadership and advocacy and action research. Awards have included the 2007 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Counseling from the H.B. McDaniel Foundation, a 2006-2007 University Professorship Award from USD, and the California Association of School Counselors’ Outstanding Counselor Advocate Award.