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Brett Zyromski

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Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Counselor Education

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 one of eighteen Lead Recognized-ASCA-Model-Program Reviewers (LRR’s) nationwide.  He has also served as project manager for $5,541,223 worth of federal and state grants.

Zyromski has published over a dozen articles related to school counseling issues and has delivered more than 60 international, national, regional, and local presentations. He has been recognized for numerous awards and recognitions, including 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.  

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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 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 research projects explore the True Goals school counseling curriculum, created by Dr. Ian Martin, as well as the exploration of various process variables around Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) schools.

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.

Presentations

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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

  • Mariani, M. & Zyromski, B. (2015, October 8). Approaching school-based outcome research through a culturally sensitive lens.  Mariani and Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mariani, M. & Zyromski, B. (2015, October 8). Culturally sensitive group supervision in school counselor education. Mariani’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zyromski, B. & Dimmitt, C. (2015, June 29). What works in school counseling: How to use evidence-based interventions to achieve RAMP.  Zyromski’s and Dimmitt’s research presented at the meeting of the American School Counselor Association national conference in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Zyromski, B. (2014, June 1). Achieving RAMP: Applying data-driven decision making and evidence-based programming.  Zyromski’s research presented in a 3-hour workshop at the American School Counselor Association national conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Zyromski, B. (2014, May 30). Evidence-based data-driven comprehensive school counseling: Avisual model.  Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the American School Counselor Association national conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Zyromski, B. (2013, October). A service-learning, school-based, school counselor training model for graduate schools.  Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Denver, CO.
  • Zyromski, B. (2013, June). Tying Evidence-Based School Counseling to a RAMP Mission and Goals.  Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the American School Counselor Association national conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Zyromski, B. & Hacker, K. (2013, March). Evidence-based school counseling: An advanced primer on analyzing a program.  Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association national conference in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Coaston, S.C., Sebera, K., & Zyromski, B. (2012, March). Collaborative gatekeeping: A systemic approach to counselor training. Research presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association national conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • *Asner-Self, K., Boccone, P., & Zyromski, B. (2011, October). Counseling modalities for the future: On-line counseling on college campuses. Asner-Self & Boccone’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Nashville, TN.
  • *Stevens, H. & Zyromski, B. (2011, October). Theory or framework? Supervising counselors-in-training (CIT) use of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC).  Stevens’ research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Nashville, TN.
  • *Zyromski, B., Pimpleton, A., & Asner-Self, K. (2011, October). Quantifying masters students’ internship experience. Zyromski, Pimpleton’s & Asner-Self’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Nashville, TN.
  • Zyromski, B. (2010, March). A training model for school, community, and family collaboration. Zyromski and Stinchfield’s research presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Zyromski, B. (2009, October). Bringing the Comprehensive School Counseling Model to Life: A Transformative Approach to Teaching School Counselors the Comprehensive School Counseling Model. Zyromski’s research presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Stinchfield, T. & Zyromski, B. (2009, October). A Training Model for School, Family, and Community Collaboration. Stinchfield and Zyromski’s research presented in roundtable format at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in San Diego, CA.

*Indicates presentation or publication in collaboration with graduate student.

Selected Publications

  • Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Kim, B., Lee, S., & Carey, J.C. (Under Review). Evaluation of the impact of Student Success Skills delivered in a naturalistic school setting on students’ metacognitive functioning. The Professional Counselor Journal.
  • Kim, B., Zyromski, B., Lee, S., Mariani, M., & Carey, J.C. (In Press). Establishing the factor structure of the 18-item version of the Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
  • Zyromski, B. & Mariani, M. (2016).  Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling: A Manual for Practice.Thousand Oaks, CA:Corwin Press.
  • *Tadlock, R.L., Zyromski, B., Asner-Self, K.K., & Sheng, Y. (2012, November). One School, Many Differences: An Assessment Tool for School Counselors and Multicultural Counseling. The International Journal for the advancement of Counselling. DOI 10.1007/s10447-012-9179-z.
  • *Clark, S. & Zyromski, B. (2011).  School Collaboration to Reduce Bullying.  The Illinois Counseling Association Journal, 1, 22-31.
  • Zyromski, B., Bryant, A. Jr., & Gerler, E.R Jr. (2011). The Succeeding in School Program: A majority Native American student population's online reflections about school and how counselors can help. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Development, 50, 99-118.
  • *Chambers, R.A., Zyromski, B., Asner-Self, K.K., & Kimemia, M. (2010). Prepared for School Violence: School Counselors Perceptions of Preparedness for Responding to Acts of School ViolenceThe Journal of School Counseling, 8 (13).
  • Stinchfield, T., & Zyromski, B. (2010). A training model for school, family, and community collaboration. The Family Journal, 18, 263-268.
  • *Cripps, K. & Zyromski, B. (2009). Adolescents’ psychological well-being and perceived parental involvement. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 33, 1-13.
  • Zyromski, B., Bryant, A. Jr., & Gerler, E.R Jr. (2009). Online reflections about relationships at school:  Implications for school violence. The Journal of School Violence, 8, 301-311.
  • *Sabens, F. S., & Zyromski, B. (2009). Aligning school counselors, comprehensive school counseling programs, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001Journal of School Counseling, 7(31).
  • Zyromski, B., Bryant, A. Jr., Deese, B.D., & Gerler, E.R. Jr. (2008).  Succeeding in School:  A qualitative study of American Indian students’ use of an online intervention.  The Professional School Counseling Journal, 12, 119-122.
  • Zyromski, B., & Edwards-Joseph, A. (2008). Utilizing cognitive behavioral interventions to positively impact academic achievement in middle school students. The Journal of School Counseling, 6 (15)
  • Zyromski, B. (2007). African American and Latino youth, and post traumatic stress disorder: Effects on school violence and interventions for school counselors. The Journal of School Violence, 6(1), 121-137.
  • Zyromski, B. (2007). Journaling: An underutilized school counseling toolThe Journal of School Counseling, 5.