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Robert M. Carlisle, Ph.D.

Robert M. Carlisle, Ph.D. — Distance Clinical Professor

"My motivation is to make a positive difference in the lives of my students on their educational journey."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – Old Dominion University 2015
  • M.A. – Rider University, 2012
  • B.A. – Rutgers University, 2007

Career Highlights:

  • Published 5 peer reviewed journal articles
  • Received 3 research grants
  • Received a fellowship to fund my final year of doctoral studies (2014-2015)
  • Directed a Career and Academic Resource Center in an undergraduate college setting

In which online degree program do you teach?
M.Ed. in School Counseling.

Which classes do you teach online?

Introduction to School Counseling, Theories, Developmental Guidance, Practicum

Why did you start teaching?

I was lucky to have a large handful of educators that made a huge difference in my life and career path. Now, as an educator, my motivation is to make a positive difference in the lives of my students on their educational journey.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Learn to become your own best resource.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Be true to yourself.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

What qualities make someone particularly successful in counseling?

Hard work, kindness, and a passion for helping others.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

Making the most of available resources.

Tell us something your students may not know about you.

For about 10 years, as a summer job, I performed in amusement parks as a professional high diver. I used to be one of those folks that climbed a ladder 70-80 feet high and then did flips into a shallow pool.

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