Amney Harper, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair, Graduate Program Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator
Professional Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy | Auburn University (2008)

Amney Harper, Ph.D. is a Full Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Department of Professional Counseling. She also teaches for the LGBTQ Certificate in the Women and Gender Studies Department. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University in May of 2008. Amney engages in a variety of service and scholarly work related to Social Justice and Multicultural Considerations. She has served as the chair for the College of Education and Human Service’s Inclusive Excellence Committee since 2014. She is also currently serving on the UWO North American Graves Protection and Repatriation Committee. She serves as a SAFE trainer and a Trans Safe Trainer on campus and is active and involved in a variety of other LGBTQ+ committees, including the LGBTQ Advocacy Council, the Campus Pride Index Taskforce, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Advisory Board, and the TransAction Committee. Additionally at the national level within the American Counseling Association, Amney is a past president of the Association of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and recently served on the Human Rights Committee. She also currently co-chairs OUT, a community LGBTQ+ support group as well as a BiPanPoly support group, and she conducts trainings on best practices in working with transgender and nonbinary clients. Amney has presented and published widely on LGBTQ+, Multicultural, and Social Justice topics.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh:  September 2008

Areas of Expertise:

· Multicultural Counseling

· LGBTQ+ Populations

· Transgender and Non-binary populations

· Racial Identity, White Privilege, and Racism

· Supervision


Classes Typically Taught

· Professional Identity and Ethics

· Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling

· Applied Research and Evaluation In Counseling

· Theoretical Foundations of Counseling

· Contextual Diagnostics

· Counseling Practicum

· Counseling Internship

· WAGS: Trans and Nonbinary Lives

· WAGS: Bisexual, Pansexual, and Polysexual Lives