Heidi Morton

Heidi Morton

Assistant Professor, Education

A twice-over Puget Sound graduate, I am proud to be supporting the university that has been so instrumental in my own personal and professional lives. After close to two decades as a school counselor, the transition to higher education faculty allows me to contribute to the profession and to mental health and wellness in a different way. Favorite personal pastimes include cycling, camping, music (violin and guitar), birding, and anything on or in the water.


Counseling Experience

Puyallup School District, WA
School Counselor (2000-2019)
District Counselor Trainer

Waller Road Elementary School (2016 – 2019)

Mountain View Elementary School (2017 – 2018)

Edgerton Elementary School (2014-2016)

Emerald Ridge High School (2000-2014)
Scholarship Coordinator
Department Head (2010-2014)

Concrete School District, WA
Concrete Elementary School Counselor (1997 – 2000)


Higher Education Teaching Experience

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Assistant Professor 2018 - present
Practicum and Internship Placement Coordinator 2018-Present
Adjunct Professor 2016- 2018

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
Adjunct Professor 2017 - 2018

Oregon State University, Corvallis and Bend, OR
Teaching Assistant 2016-2017

Seattle University
Intern, Counselor Education 2017


Course Syllabi


COUN 620: Counseling Practicum

COUN 621: Counseling Practicum

COUN 630: Research & Evaluation  

COUN 655: Assessment in Counseling 

COUN 645: School Counseling 

COUN 656: Career Development

PSYC 222: Lifespan Development 


Research and Professional Interests
Heidi’s research interests include math anxiety, stereotype threat, evidence-based school counseling, college and career readiness, resiliency, student academic re-engagement, LGBT student support and advocacy, professional development for school counselors.

BA University of Puget Sound 1993
M.ED University of Puget Sound 1997
Ph.D Oregon State University 2018
Counseling Practicum COUN 621-A 2224
Research and Evaluation COUN 630-A 2224
School Counseling COUN 645-A 2224
Assessment in Counseling COUN 655-A 2228
Career Development COUN 656-A 2228
Lifespan Development PSYC 222-A 2228

Contact Information

Howarth 309
email hmorton@pugetsound.edu