Chad Luke

Chad Luke

Professional Background

Dr. Chad Luke is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education. The author of more than 25 refereed articles and seven books, Dr. Luke has clinical experience with addictions, children and adolescents, unhoused adults, college students, and other adults.

With five years’ experience as a higher education administrator, his teaching philosophy is tied to humanistic-experiential andragogy. Humanistic exemplifies the personal, learner-centered nature of learning; experiential embodies the active nature of learning, and andragogy characterizes the value the learner brings to the learning environment.

Dr. Luke recognizes that learning is personal and therefore, tries to demonstrate the parallel process between adult learning and counseling and between counseling and supervision. Each requires an acceptance of the need for change. People experience growth and change when they are oriented toward such, are willing to take some action. He views his role as evoking this orientation.

Currently, Dr. Luke’s research interest is an ethical integration of neuroscience and counseling; stigma and mental models of addiction treatment; the neuroscience of addiction; the neuroscience of implicit bias.

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2009
  • M.A. Counseling, Columbia International University, 2001
  • B.A. Psychology, Columbia International University, 1998