Online Master of Education in School Counseling Faculty

Our Lady of the Lake University’s online Master of Education in School Counseling faculty teaches based on past real-world counseling experiences. You’ll follow a curriculum that mirrors the standards of the Council or Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

  • Dr. Cullen Grinnan

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Cullen Grinnan is a tenured Associate Professor with the Education Department of Our Lady of the Lake University. He is a product of Catholic Higher Education, earning his Baccalaureate, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. from St. Mary’s University. Dr. Grinnan received his Doctorate with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision.

    Dr. Grinnan initiated the Online School Counseling Program at Our Lady of the Lake University in 2010 and served as the Program Coordinator from fall 2010 to spring 2016. He has taught counseling and education classes in the traditional and online formats. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an LPC Board-approved supervisor for counseling interns. Outside of academia, Dr. Grinnan has served as a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services team, and as a staff therapist for Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. He has also served as a committee member of the Counseling Technology Interest Network with the American Counseling Association. Dr. Grinnan maintains active membership in the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, the Association for Adult Development and Ageing, the Texas Counseling Association, and the South Texas Counseling Association. He served 2013-2014 President of STCA. He was the recipient of the prestigious 1895 Commemorative Award for Teaching Excellence for the 2009-2010 academic school year at Our Lady of the Lake University. In 2014, he was appointed a Faculty Fellow with John Wiley and Sons Publishing, Inc., a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

    Dr. Grinnan’s research interests include the assessment of emotions, trauma treatment and recovery, counselor identity development, career interest and exploration with high school and college populations, and the integration of technology into counselor supervision in distance-learning programs. Dr. Grinnan has presented at the local, state and national levels. He has vast experience and is a respected authority on working with at-risk children and their families, especially within the juvenile justice system.

    Dr. Grinnan resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Donna. They have three adult children and two wonderful grandchildren, Ella and Charley.