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Jackie Peila-Shuster

Jackie Peila-Shuster
Jackie Peila-Shuster
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Teaching Areas

  • Career development and counseling
  • Counseling internship
  • Counseling practicum

Research Areas

  • Career development across the lifespan
  • Gender issues in career development
  • Career counselor education

About Dr. Peila-Shuster

Jacqueline J. Peila-Shuster, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Career Development master's degree program in the School of Education at Colorado State University. She teaches courses in career development, supervises counseling internship and practicum, and serves as the career counseling specialization coordinator.

Dr. Peila-Shuster received her Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies with a focus on counselor education and career counseling in 2011 from Colorado State University. She also has a master's degree specializing in Counseling and Career Development, and a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. Her areas of teaching and research interest include career counseling and development across the lifespan, counselor education, and strengths-based approaches to career and life design.

In a nutshell, Dr. Peila-Shuster has a passion for standing witness to individuals' unique life stories while encouraging their strengths and hope in ways that they may discover themselves and maximize their life designs. She implements this by translating theory and research into real-world application in career and life design counseling and student instruction/supervision.

Honors and awards

  • 2018 Excellence in Advising, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University
  • 2017 Selection to the NCDA Counselor Educator Academy
  • 2011 NCDA Graduate Student Research Award