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VIDEO: Why UK's Jeff Reese Is So Committed to Serving Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2017) — Though Jeff Reese wears many hats as a professor, administrator and researcher, if there's one aspect of his job he relishes the most it would be interacting with his students. 

Watch the video above to discover the reason why he is so focused on serving his students each and every day.  

Reese is professor and chair of the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the UK College of Education. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University in 2000. Reese’s research interests are psychotherapy process/outcome, psychotherapy supervision and training, and telehealth. His current research is focused on investigating the process of client feedback and the use of technology to provide counseling services to underserved populations. 

He currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist and Psychotherapy. Reese teaches Counseling Techniques I, Supervision and Consultation, and Practicum. His theoretical orientation is grounded in a psychodynamic-interpersonal process approach that draws upon cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems strategies. He is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky.

The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running University of Kentucky award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selections. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and a monetary reward.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit or call 1-800-269-2586.

(L-R) Mary John O’Hair, Jeff Reese, Susan Van Buren Mustian
(L-R) Mary John O’Hair, Jeff Reese, Susan Van Buren Mustian

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