Northern Illinois University
Ed.D. – Counselor Education & Supervision (CACREP)
Graduated with High Honors
Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Psychology – concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Summa Cum Laude
Loyola University Chicago
Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), 2011
(formerly known as Certified Consultant - CC-AASP)
U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, 2013
Awards and Honors
Top Counseling Blog, 2017
Counseling@Northwestern’s blog, edited by Dr. Michele Kerulis, was named one of the Top Counseling blogs of 2017. Blogs were selected based on strength and creativity of content, resources, activity level and engagement, and social media presence.
IMHCA Distinguished Service Award, 2016
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
Presented for outstanding service to counseling as a profession in Illinois. My advocacy and service at the state, regional, and national levels were recognized.
Past President Award, 2014
Illinois Counseling Association
Presented for outstanding service as Illinois Counseling Association President and excellence in leadership in the field of professional counseling.
Professor of the Year Nominee, 2014
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Nominated by the student body as a candidate for Professor of the Year.
Innovative Counselor Educator of the Year, 2013
Illinois Counselor Educators & Supervisors
Presented by the Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors for work to create an outstanding Illinois-based counseling program that emphasizes sport & health psychology.
Northern Illinois University Outstanding Woman Award, 2012
Northern Illinois University
Presented by the NIU Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for significant contributions to NIU through scholarship, service, community involvement, and leadership in university activities.
Kerulis, M. (in press). Sport & exercise in families. In Lebow, J., Chambers, A., Breunlin, D. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of
Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer.
Kerulis, M. & Wilsea, D. (in press). Happy body happy brain: Physical exercise for mental health and wellness. In Miller
& Beeson (Eds). The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Collaborative Approaches to Infusing Neuroscience Principles in
Counseling and Psychotherapy. Cognella Academic Publishing: San Diego, CA.
Kerulis, M. (in press). Experiment in sport. In Taylor, J. (Ed.). Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology: From Attitude
to Athletic Success and Everything in Between and Beyond. New York, NY:Routledge.
Kerulis, M. (2016). Strengths based practice of clinical sport psychology. In Edwards, J. K., Young, A., & Nikels, H. J.
(Eds). Handbook of Strengths-based Clinical Practices: Finding Common Factors. New York, NY. Taylor & Francis.
Kerulis, M. & Cheadle, C. (2015). Are you online? Leveraging social media. In Taylor, J. (Ed.). Practice
Development in Sport & Performance Psychology. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
Kerulis, M. Goodman, S., & Pinsler, S. (2015) Exercise addiction. In R. Smith (ed.). Strategies and Techniques for
Substance and Process Addictions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Kerulis, M. (2012). Aiding student-athletes with identity development. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 2(1),39-51.
Isley, P., Karing, J., & Kerulis, M. (Eds.; 2008). Research, Planning, and Policy: Emerging Trends in Baltic and Nordic
Lifelong Learning. Tampere, Finland: Juvenes Print. University