Meet MSUM’s new assistant professor of counseling, Tom Dubbels. This 1995 MSUM graduate is back on campus to teach counseling courses.
Q: What drew you to MSUM?
A: I am a graduate of the counseling program and I have taught graduate level classes before. Counseling is my full-time position so it is nice to be able to give back to my alma mater and teach counseling students.
Q: What is your favorite part about MSUM?
A: I like the community feel here. There is a lot of interaction between different departments, and everyone is very friendly. There’s a strong sense of community with a family feel.
Q: How do you prefer to start your workday?
A: I’m big on time management so I like to check on my schedule to see what appointments I have and catch up on any emails I have from the night before. That way I can get organized and prepared for the rest of the day. I like to know what’s coming so I can be ready to go.
Q: What is the most interesting thing you are working on right now?
A: Getting prepared for the classes I am teaching spring semester. I’ll be teaching social and cultural foundations of counseling. Culture has become such an important topic in general and for counseling so it’s very interesting learning more about the different aspects of that and preparing things to incorporate into that class when I teach it.
Q: What energizes you at work?
A: Talking with students and helping them overcome any challenges they have. I get energy from seeing students succeed and watching things click for them.
Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Tom!
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