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Distinguished Faculty Award


Michael J. Leahy
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education

Michael Leahy was one of only eight professors at MSU to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award. He was honored for his prolific and influential career as a scholar in rehabilitation counseling. His research has defined the scope of practice for the discipline and laid the foundation for the national credentialing examination and accreditation standards applied to graduate programs in rehabilitation counseling. He was also lauded for establishing the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies as an unbrella for the master's and doctoral programs, continuing education and outreach, and collaborative research.