Ashley Luedke

Ashley Luedke

Professional Background

Dr. Ashley Luedke is an Associate Professor as well as the Program Chair for Counselor Education at St. Bonaventure University. Before coming to the university, Ashley taught as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno for three years. In Nevada, she is a clinical professional counselor providing consultation to school districts and agencies as well as provided supervision to counseling interns.

As a professor, Dr. Luedke holds that students are successful when given experiential opportunities in the classroom because what they are learning is applicable and utilized to help them be successful with their future clients.

Through a research project begun in 2010, Dr. Luedke leads a team to understand the effect of counseling relationships to increase retention rates. She brings this knowledge to her students to teach counseling skills and give students the expertise to think like master clinicians do.

Dr. Luedke has co-written a referred journal article and has experience as a licensed mental health counselor and crisis counselor. As a mental health counselor in Florida, she worked with adolescents who struggled with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict and substance abuse. In addition, her experience as a crisis counselor gave her experience working with individuals who were actively suicidal or homicidal.

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Counseling, August 2013, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • M.S., Community Mental Health Counseling, May 2009, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
  • B.A., Psychology, May 2006, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY