Michael Kiener

Michael Kiener

Immediate Past President

Maryville University

Michael Kiener's Biography

 

For the past twelve years Michael has worked at Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri where he is an associate professor and director of Maryville’s Rehabilitation Counseling program. Michael stays active in the St. Louis community by being a member of multiple professional organizations including Missouri Rehabilitation Association, Association of People Supporting Employment First, and Inclusion Coalition for Employment. At Maryville, he received the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award for faculty who best demonstrate excellence in the integration of teaching, scholarship, and/or service and the 2012 President’s Award for Strategic Excellence: Civic Engagement, given to individuals who bring the University’s core values to life.  He teaches courses in research methods, counseling theory and leadership. In addition, he has numerous publications including a co-authored book on strength based counseling and journal articles on career decision making, action research, counseling pedagogy, and active and dynamic learning strategies.