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Shawn Bultsma

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Associate Professor

Office Address
324 C DeVos

Office Phone

Educational Leadership and Counseling


My scholarly interests focus on human flourishing and thriving, emphasizing personal growth as articulated in the field of positive psychology. In particular, my interests are concentrated on exploring various factors leading to positive social/emotional outcomes for members of society who are marginalized and oppressed. For example, I often explore the ways in which social systems and institutions can support and invest in the most vulnerable members of society (e.g., historically marginalized children and adolescents) so that individuals, communities and organizations are able to thrive.

Teaching Areas

  • School Counseling


  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
  • M.Ed., William Paterson University
  • B.A., Calvin College

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Position Statement Review Committee Co-Chair, American School Counselor Association
  • Past-President, Michigan School Counselor Association
  • Webmaster & Historian, West Michigan Counseling Association
  • School Counselor & Founding Board Member, Living Stones Academy

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