Jeff Reese

Professor & Department Head

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Office: 2084C Haley Center

Units: Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling

Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-7656

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Academic Area

Counseling Psychology

Short Bio

Jeff Reese, PhD, is a Professor and the Department Head in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling at Auburn University. He is also a licensed psychologist.

His research interests are psychotherapy process/outcome, psychotherapy supervision and training, telepsychology, and sport psychology. His current research is focused on investigating the process of client feedback and the use of technology to provide psychological services for underserved populations. He currently serves as an associate editor for The Counseling Psychologist and serves on the editorial board for Psychotherapy. Dr. Reese has several publications in top counseling and psychotherapy professional journals and has had multiple grants. He was recognized as Researcher of the Year by the Kentucky Psychological Association in 2019. He is also the co-author of The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management & Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping along with Dr. Gerard Egan that is a popular basic counseling skills text. Dr. Reese is student-centered in his approach to working with students and in his leadership approach for the department. He has received multiple teaching and mentoring awards.

Dr. Reese is originally from Abilene, Texas and grew up playing all kinds of sports, including baseball in college. He married his high school sweetheart and they have three children - Jake, Kate, and Rachel. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and tennis, sampling good bourbon and craft beer, and going to exotic places like Home Depot on the weekends.


PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2000, Texas A&M

MS in Clinical Psychology, 1995, Abilene Christian University

BS in Psychology, 1993, Abilene Christian University

Professional Experience

2020 - Present

Professor & Department Head, Auburn University

2015 - 2019

Professor, University of Kentucky

2014 - 2018

Department Chair, University of Kentucky

2010 - 2015

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

2007 - 2010

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

2006 - 2007

Director of Graduate Studies & Clinical Training, Abilene Christian University

2000 - 2007

Assistant Professor, Abilene Christian University