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Bob Rubenstein

Visiting Committee Member


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Bob Rubenstein has been a Professor of Counseling at the Marshall University Graduate College of Education and Professional Development completing his thirtieth year. He served as the Department Chair from 2009 until 2015. Dr. Rubenstein is a former teacher, coach, elementary school counselor and administrator with thirteen years of public school experience. He was West Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year in 1989, former Chair and member of the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling, former president of the West Virginia School Counselors Association, and former president of the West Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. 

Dr. Rubenstein served for several years on the Division of Juvenile Services Advisory Committee. He is a two time recipient of the Marshall University President’s Service Award. Bob was a member of the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Visiting Committee for two terms. 

Dr. Rubenstein has conducted over 1000 regional, national and international workshops over the past thirty-nine years on various human relationships topics such Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Teambuilding, Self-Worth, Substance Abuse Treatments, Applied Psychotherapy, Parenting and Motivation, Leadership and Violence Reduction. He has authored articles on Violence and Conflict Resolution, a text chapter on Group Counseling Ethics and Legal Issues and co-produced several instructional tapes on Mediation and Conflict Resolution. His wife Sue serves as the Board Administrator for the WV State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. They have been married for 47 years and have four children.