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Layla Kurt, Ph.D.

School Counseling Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services


Email: Layla Kurt, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3644
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 629C
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Toledo
  • M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, Bowling Green State University
  • B.S. in Education, Bowling Green State University (provisional English certification, grades 7-12)

Selected publications


Kurt, L. J. & Chenault, K. H. (In press). Gifted and at risk: A comparison of gifted student growth and solutions for urban schools. Perspectives on Urban Education. 

Kurt, L.J., & Chenault, K. H. (2016). Building relationships online: Tips for counselors delivering services in a virtual setting. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling News, 3(2), 2-4.

Kurt, L.J. (2016). Career counseling for gifted students: Understanding student needs and strategies for success. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology. 5(1), 156-168.

Kregel, E. A. & Kurt, L.J. (2014, October).  Social, emotional, and academic needs of gifted students. Peer reviewed presentation, 35th Annual Bergamo conference on curriculum theory and classroom practice, Dayton, OH.

Kurt, L. J. & Piazza, N. J. (2012). Ethical guidelines for counselors when working with terminally ill clients requesting physician aid in dying.Adultspan Journal, 11, 89-96.  

Kurt, L. J. & Worline, L. (November, 2009). Children and grief: Love, loss, and bereavement. Peer reviewed presentation at the All Ohio Counselor’s Conference, Columbus, OH. 

Kurt, L. J.  (November, 2007). Quest for character. Peer reviewed presentation at the All Ohio Counselor’s Conference, Columbus, OH.

Manuscripts Under Review

Kurt, L.J. (In review). Creating school climates that foster inclusive community attitudes toward gender nonconforming students. Journal of School Counseling.

Kurt, L. J. & Chenault, K. H. (In review). School Policy and Transgender Identity Expression: A Study of School Administrators’ Experiences.International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership.

Kurt, L.J. (In review). Exploration of the relationship between school bonding and truant adolescent students and the implications for school counseling interventions. Educational Review.


Kurt, L. J. (2016, October). Creating school climates that foster inclusive community attitudes toward gender non-conforming students. Presented at Trans 101: Understanding transgender issues regarding school, self and society. Hosted by Miami Valley Counseling Association.

Kurt, L. J. (2010, April). Succotash: Recipes for success for the entry year school counselor. Presented at Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Omega Chapter & NW Ohio Counseling Association 2010 Student Conference, University of Toledo. 

Kurt, L. J. (2007, October). Initiating character development programs in elementary schools Presented at Ohio Schools of Character Summit, Columbus, OH. 

Kurt, L. J.  (2007, June). Testimony presenter at Ohio Safe Schools Summit, Toledo, OH.

Professional organization publications

Kurt, L. J. (2008). Advocacy Matters. NWOCA Newsletter, 2(2).