Denise Y. Lewis

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Denise Y. Lewis
Gault Hall 235


Ph.D., Ohio University, 2009
MA in Counseling Ministries, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 2005
B.S., Ohio Dominican College, 2000

Areas of expertise

Dr. Lewis’s areas of scholarly interest include diversity and multicultural issues, spiritual and religious issues in counseling, family systems therapy with a focus on African-American families, adolescent concerns and socialization with a focus on African-American dynamics, and juvenile delinquency. Dr. Lewis is a licensed counselor in the state of Ohio and has a private practice in Columbus.

Selected published works

“Increasing minority student enrollment in counselor education,” Journal of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Special Issue on Diversity in Rehabilitation Education, 23(3), 183-192.

“Assessing the need for counseling competency in the black church” (in progress).