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Michael Kiener

Immediate Past President

Maryville University

Michael is a professor and director of Maryville University of St. Louis’ Rehabilitation Counseling program. He has developed numerous trainings for community rehabilitation providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and for supervisors of state agencies. Michael has a Ph.D. in counselor education and is currently he is a certified rehabilitation counselor. He is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association, American Counseling Association, and immediate past president of the Missouri Rehabilitation Association, Eastern Chapter. In 2012 received the Outstanding Faculty Award for faculty who best demonstrate excellence in the integration of teaching, scholarship, and/or service and the 2012 President’s Award for Strategic Excellence: Civic Engagement, given to individuals who bring the University’s core values to life.  He has thirty publications including a co-authored book on strength based counseling and journal articles on career decision making, action research, counseling pedagogy, and active and dynamic learning strategies.