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Brett Zyromski

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Counselor Education

(614) 688-4294
zyromski.1@osu.edu

Biography

Brett Zyromski joined the counselor education faculty at The Ohio State University in Autumn 2016 after spending six years at Northern Kentucky University (2010-2016) and three years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2007-2010). His scholarship focuses on the impact of evidence-based interventions in school counseling, evidence-based school counselor education, and evaluation in school counseling. Zyromski is the author of Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling: A Manual for Practice (Corwin, 2016). He is also co-founder and co-chair of the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. Zyromski is involved with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as an Associate Editor of the Professional School Counseling journal. He is also a Lead Recognized-ASCA-Model-Program Reviewers (LRR’s) nationwide.  Zyromski has served as project manager for $5,541,223 worth of federal and state grants.

Zyromski has published dozens of articles related to school counseling issues and has delivered more than 80 international, national, regional, and local presentations. He has been recognized for numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2018 Ohio Counseling Association Herman J. Peters award, the 2015 Kentucky School Counselor Association Outstanding Post-Secondary Counselor, the 2014 Illinois School Counselor Association Friend of ISCA, the 2010 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award, the 2010 Illinois School Counseling Association Presidential Award, and the 2008 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling and Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, 2007
  • Master of Theology, Pastoral Counseling, Houston Graduate School of Theology – North Carolina (High Point, NC), 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Linfield College (McMinnville, OR), 1998

Research Interests

Research Summary

Research projects relate to evolving theory-to-practice in schools.  Previous articles explored evidence-based interventions implemented in naturalistic school environments, the assessment of school counseling interventions, and research related to issues of diversity in schools.  Current and future research projects explore school counselors’ roles in fostering Positive Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors to buffer the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Selected Grants

  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Trainer and Program Manager: Campbell County Elementary Grant, $1,159,506, Aug. 2014.
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Trainer and Program Manager: Campbell County Secondary Grant, $1,007,277, Aug. 2014.
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Trainer and Program Manager: Erlanger Public Schools, $1,192,440, Aug. 2014.
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Trainer and Program Manager: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, $975,000, Aug. 2013.
  • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education: Assessment Academies, Targeted Professional Development - Extension Grant (Jennifer Stansbury Koening, Co-PI), $25,000, July 2012.
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Trainer and Program Manager: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, $1,182,000, Aug. 2012.

Selected Publications

*Denotes publication in collaboration with students

  • *Breedlove, M., Choi, J., & Zyromski, B. (2020). Mitigating the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: How restorative practices in schools support Positive Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors. The New Educator. http://doi.org/10.1080/1547688X.2020.1807078.
  • Dimmitt, C., & Zyromski, B. (2020). Evidence-based school counseling: Expanding the existing paradigm. Professional School Counseling, 23(1.2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X20904501
  • *Zyromski, B., Baker, E., Betters-Bubon, J., Dollarhide, C., & Antonides, J. (2020).  Adverse Childhood Experiences: A 20-Year Content Analysis of ACA -and-ASCA Journals.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 98, 351-362. http://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12338
  • Griffith, C., Mariani, M., McMahon, H. G., Zyromski, B., & Greenspan, S. (2019). School Counseling Intervention Research: A 10-Year Content Analysis of ASCA-and ACA-Affiliated Journals.  Professional School Counseling Journal, 23, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19878700
  • Zyromski, B., & Dimmitt, C. (2019). The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference: Contexts for Creating Change. Professional School Counseling Journal, 22, 1-6. http://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19834435
  • Zyromski, B., Martin, I., & Mariani, M. (2019). Evaluation of the True Goals school counseling curriculum: A pilot study. Journal for Specialists in Group Work,44(3), 170-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2019.1634781
  • *Zyromski, B., Hudson, T.D., Baker, E., & Granello, D. (2019). Guidance Counselors or School Counselors: How the Name of the Profession Influences Perceptions of Competence.  Professional School Counseling Journal, 22, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19855654
  • Martin, I., Zyromski, B. & Gigliotti, E. (2019). Enhancing EBP Exposure within a University and Practitioner Partnership.  Professional School Counseling Journal, 22, 36-42. http://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19834437
  • Zyromski, B., & Mariani, M. (2019). Connect the dots: Using a logic model to connect goals with interventions, evaluation strategies, and outcomes.  Professional School Counseling Journal, 22, 14-24. http://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19834445
  • Zyromski, B., Dimmitt, C., Mariani, M., & Griffith, C. (2018). Evidence-Based School Counseling: Models for Integrated Practice and School Counselor Education. Professional School Counseling Journal, 21, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X18801847 
  • *Zyromski, B., Dollarhide, C., Aras, Y., Geiger, S., Oehrtmann, J.P., Clarke, H. (2018).  Beyond Complex Trauma: An Existential View of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Development, 57(3), 156-172. https://doi.org/10.1002/johc.12080
  • Granello, P. & Zyromski, B. (2018). Developing a Comprehensive School Suicide Prevention Program. Professional School Counseling Journal, 22, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X18808128
  • McMahon, H. G., Griffith, C., Mariani, M., & Zyromski, B. (2017). School counseling intervention research on college readiness, college access, and postsecondary success: A 10-year content analysis of peer-reviewed research. Journal of College Access, 3(2), Article 3. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol3/iss2/3.
  • Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Kim, B., Lee, S., & Carey, J.C. (2017). The impact of Student Success Skills on students’ metacognitive functioning in a naturalistic school setting. The Professional Counselor Journal, 7, 33-44. http://doi.org/10.15241/bz.7.1.33
  • Kim, B., Zyromski, B., Lee, S., Mariani, M., & Carey, J.C. (2017). Establishing the factor structure of the 18-item version of the Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0748175616671366

Selected Presentations

INTERNATIONAL

  • Granello, P., Granello, D.H., Zyromski, B. (2019, July). Suicide Prevention Programming: Practical Strategies for Youth and College Aged Adults. Keynote presentation for the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Squire, K., Carey, J., Nailor, P., Zyromski, B., & Harrington, K. (2015, September). The contribution of a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling to student achievement and well-being.  Squier, Carey, and Nailor’s research presented at the International Association for Counselling Conference in Verona, Italy.
  • Zyromski, B., Carey, J., & Stansbury Koenig, J. (2015, September).  Evidence-based school counseling: An analysis of the Student Success Skills.  Presented at the European Educational Research Association ECER International Conference in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Stansbury Koenig, J., & Glass, J. (2015, September). Data-driven comprehensive school counseling: Using inputs to make decisions, choosing appropriate interventions, and evaluating outcomes. Presented at the International Association for Counselling Conference in Verona, Italy.
  • Zyromski, B., Stansbury Koenig, J., Dansberry, V., Mariani, M., & Glass, J. (2015, September). Collaboration between higher education and K-12 schools to promote counselling.  Presented at the International Association for Counselling Conference in Verona, Italy.
  • Carey, J., Zyromski, B., & Krezmien, M. (2013, September). Evaluating developmental school counseling interventions: Using logic models and theories of action to guide evaluation practices. Carey’s research presented at the International Association for Counselling Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

NATIONAL

  • Dimmitt, C., Zyromski, B., & Griffith, C. (2019, March). Evidence-based interventions in school counseling: An overview. Two-hour session presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Zyromski, B., & Dimmitt, C. (2019, March). What is Evidence-Based Practice, REALLY?  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Zyromski, B. & Mariani, M. (2018, July). Connect the dots: EBP, goals, evaluation, & RAMP.  Presented at the American School Counselor Association annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Griffith, C., Mariani, M., McMahon, H.G., & Zyromski, B. (2018, March). School-university partnerships to conduct methodologically rigorous research in school counseling.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in New York City.
  • Zyromski, B. (2018, March). Using evidence-based school counseling to achieve RAMP.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in New York City.
  • Zyromski, B. & Mariani, M. (2018, March). Connect the dots: Using a logic model to connect goals with interventions, evaluation, strategies, and outcomes.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in New York City.
  • Zyromski, B. & Mariani, M. (2017, July). Jump Start your evidence-based, data-driven school counseling program. Presented at the American School Counselor Association annual conference in Denver, CO.
  • McMahon, H.G., Griffith, C., Mariani, M. & Zyromski, B. (2017, July). From idea to outcome-based intervention. Presented at the American School Counselor Association annual conference in Denver, CO.
  • Martin, I., Zyromski, B., & Gigliotti, E. (2017, March 11). Building an evidence-based research agenda: Current status of the True Goals curriculum research.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Zyromski. B., & Mariani, M. (2017, March 11). Evidence-based, data-driven school counseling programs – Building blocks and quick tips.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Griffith, C., Mariani, M., McMahon, H.G., & Zyromski, B. (2017, March 10). School counseling outcome research over the past 10 years: A review of two content analysis from 20016-2016.  Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Dimmit, C. & Zyromski, B. (2016, March 1). Innovative ways to integrate evidence-based practices into school counselor education. Presented at the Innovations in School Counselor Preparation Conference in Athens, GA.
  • Dollarhide, C., Hatch, T., Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Akos, P., Merlin, C., Duquett, K., McMahon, H.G., Leva, K. (2016, March 1). Emerging theories of school counseling.  Presented at the Innovations in School Counselor Preparation Conference in Athens, GA.
  • Zyromski, B., Dimmitt, C., & Mariani, M. (2016, February 29). Evidence-based, data-driven comprehensive school counseling: An overview. Presented at the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference in Athens, GA.