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
Prof Orient & Ethical Pract COUN 605-A 2228
Assessment in Counseling COUN 655-A 2228
Counseling Practicum COUN 621-A 2234
Research and Evaluation COUN 630-A 2234
School Counseling COUN 645-A 2234

Contact Information

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