H. Lori Schnieders
Lori Schnielders is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education with a specialty in School Counseling. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University, her Master’s degree from Xavier University, and her Ed..D. from the University of Louisville. “Dr. Lori” came to USM in 2007, after having previous teaching experiences at Vanderbilt University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the University of Louisville. She has also worked as a professional school counselor and special education teacher.
Dr. Schnieders’ primary teaching responsibilities are in The Practice of School Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Counseling Practicum, and Human Development. She has introduced an innovative distance learning model for practicum and internship supervision using Skype technology. Dr. Schnieders has edited a book about using videoconferencing, which is the primary focus of her scholarship work. She has written several journal articles and numerous conference presentations, including several at international conferences. She recently took four USM students with her to The Netherlands to make a presentation on international videoconferencing.
Dr. Lori has multiple interests and talents, and enjoys participating in a local choral group, knitting shawls for shut-ins, connecting with friends and family, and spending time with her cats. She has a son and two grandsons who are the joy of her life.