Ph.D., Counselor Education and Practice, Georgia State University, 2008
Ed.S., School Counseling, Georgia State University, 2006
M.Ed., School Counseling, Georgia State University, 1995
B.A., Psychology, Queens College, 1993
Leadership and advocacy
Professional identity development
Middle school/middle grades
Erin Mason is an Atlanta native and a proud Georgia State University graduate. She practiced as a school counselor for 13 years in the metro-Atlanta area. After earning her Ph.D., she spent nine years as a faculty member in the counseling program in the College of Education at DePaul University in Chicago.
As a researcher, author and presenter, she seeks to reach both practitioner and scholarly audiences. She enjoys mentoring and preparing others for the field and strives to incorporate innovative practices into her instruction and supervision. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in both state and national school counseling organizations, frequently serving in leadership roles. Mason is grateful to have received recognition for her research, teaching and service to school districts and the profession.
Erin’s primary area of interest is the relationship between professional identity and professional practice in school counseling. Her research has resulted in a body of work on topics including leadership, advocacy, antiracism, evidence-based practice, and the use of technology. She expands on these topics in the counselor education arena through scholarship that focuses on innovation, antiracist and anti-bias pedagogy, and a justice philosophy for school counseling and school counselor preparation.
Mason, E. C. M., Land, C. Brodie, I., Collins, K., Pennington, C., Sands, K. and Sierra, M. (2017) “Data and Research that Matter: Mentoring School Counselors to Publish Action Research.” Professional School Counseling, 20(1), pp. 184–193. doi: 10.5330/1096-2409-20.1.184.
Mason, E. C. M., Kelly, M. M., Buford-Howell, T. and Whitnell, V. M. (2016). “Strengths-based approaches and strategies in school counseling.” In J. K. Edwards, A. Young and H. J. Nikels (Eds.), Handbook of strengths-based counseling: Finding common factors. New York, NY: Routledge.
Mason, E. C. M., Eberts, S. E., Wynne, L. S. (2015). “Outcome research and future directions of school counseling.” In J. Daigle (Ed.), School counseling classroom guidance: Prevention, accountability and outcomes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
McMahon, H. G., Mason, E. C. M. Daluga-Guenther, N. and Ruiz, A. (2014). “An ecological model of school counseling.” Journal of Counseling and Development, 92(4), 459-471.
Chen-Hayes, S. F., Ockerman, M. S. and Mason, E. C. M. (2013). 101 solutions for school counselors and leaders in challenging times. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.