Michelle Tanner

Michelle Tanner

Professional Profile

Professor Michelle Tanner serves as a visiting professor at St. Bonaventure University in the Department of Counselor Education and has been a counselor educator since 2015 at various institutions.  Tanner also has years of experience as a school counselor, counseling supervisor, middle school English and Language Arts teacher, and basketball and track coach.

Tanner has written two book chapters, published two academic journal articles, and presented at numerous state and national counseling conferences.  Her research interests revolve around spirituality in school counseling and supervision for school counselors.

Tanner has three fur babies: a yellow lab named Buddy, a Goldendoodle named Rusty, and a cat named Romeo.  They keep her quite busy as she balances being a full-time professor and finishing up her doctoral degree.  Since self-care is important in the counseling field, she enjoys attending church, traveling, fitness, music, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D. (ABD), Counselor Education and Supervision, Duquesne University
  • M.Ed, K-12 School Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • B.S., Secondary English Education, California University of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • PA Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • PA Certification in K-12 School Counseling
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)