B.S., M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Duquesne University


Elisabeth Simpson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Placement Coordinator in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Methodist University. She primarily teaches Theories & Models of Counseling, Professional Orientation to Counseling, and Clinical Experience courses. She was previously a teaching assistant professor and clinical coordinator in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program at West Virginia University. Dr. Simpson completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision at Duquesne University in 2017. She earned her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling (2009) and B.S. in Biology (2005), both from West Virginia University. In addition to her work as a rehabilitation counselor educator, she has presented at numerous national conferences as a subject-matter expert in the employment of people with physical and mental health impairments. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on the Rehabilitation Services Administration Innovative Training Grant: AIR4VR which provides training on Pre-Employment Transition Services to rehabilitation counselors and graduate students. This training includes virtual simulation and virtual reality role-play scenarios. Dr. Simpson previously worked as Lead Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). Her research interests include social justice competency, pre-employment transition services for adolescents with disabilities, and assistive technology.