The School of Education and Behavioral Studies
Counselor Education (GR)
Full Name: Olga Dietlin
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.A., Eastern Ukrainian University; M.Ed., Ph.D., The University of Toledo.
Dr. Dietlin has taught full-time in the counselor education program since 2010. Originally from Ukraine, she was selected to complete her graduate studies in the US as a part of the Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program established by the Congress. Her dissertation study drew a comparative analysis of competencies in college student affairs in the US and the UK and received the Dissertation of the Year award from the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (2004). She joined PBA in 2004, first as its director of multicultural services, and later as the director of international and multicultural programs. In 2005, she began serving as an adjunct faculty member, teaching multicultural issues in counseling (drawing from her personal, professional and academic experiences of working with diverse individuals) and later in research and program evaluation. She also designed an interdisciplinary course in experiential learning for undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs across the globe. Dr. Dietlin has served in many leadership roles within the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA). She organized several international symposia for college student affairs leaders worldwide and served as a consultant in developing counseling and student retention courses at the Universidad Virtual, Technologico de Monterrey (Mexico). Dr. Dietlin is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions: the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Her research interests, publications, and presentations center on the subjects of student development: multicultural issues in counseling; experiential learning abroad, and pedagogy of authenticity in online education. Dr. Dietlin encourages and mentors students as they engage in their own research efforts. She is a wife to Henri (native of Switzerland) and a mother to three children, Daniel, Sophie, and Marc.