Jobie Skaggs

Associate Professor & Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Westlake Hall 343
(309) 677-3191

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling (CACREP) from Idaho State University
Master of Counseling, Community Counseling (CACREP) from Idaho State University
B.S., Psychology from Idaho State University


Dr. Jobie L. Skaggs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Human Services, and Counseling. She is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator, and the CACREP Liaison for Bradley's counseling programs.


Professional Experience

Dr. Skaggs has more than five years of general and forensic private-practice experience. During her tenure as a clinician she developed, and was the clinical supervisor, of the Bannock Domestic Violence Center and a board member for the Idaho Women's Network.


Dr. Skaggs teaches Research Methods & Applications, Theories & Techniques of Counseling, Principles of Group Counseling, Human Growth & Development Counseling, Human Development Counseling, Counseling Ethics & the Law, Pre-Practicum, and Practicum/Internship.


Dr. Skaggs’ research interests include counselor impairment, ethics, issues related to counseling offenders, supervision, multicultural counseling, and the impact & logistics of international study abroad.

A sample of Dr. Skaggs’ published articles and monographs include: A primer on organizational ethics and leadership for professional school counselors, a review of current research on families coping with a traumatic brain-injured member; review of research methods regarding insight & schizophrenia; homicidal risk & schizophrenia; learning environments in higher education; psychometric properties of standardized certification examinations for various national and international organizations. Dr. Skaggs has presented her research at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. 


Dr. Skaggs is the CACREP Liaison and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, is a CACREP Team Visitor, serves as the President to the University Senate, is the London and Dublin Study Abroad Program Director, serves on the General Education Review Steering Committee, Faculty Planning Committee to the Student Research Expo, and is a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Counselling. Past service includes: co-editor for the Illinois Counseling Association Journal (2002–2010), Executive Council Secretary to the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (2003), and Secretary to the Graduate Executive Committee (2006-2012).

Dr. Skaggs assisted in the development of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court Visitation Center; served as the Valeska-Hinton Professional Development Coordinator, and was the co-editor for the Illinois Counseling Association Journal (2002–2010). 

Licensures & Certifications

Dr. Skaggs is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor (IL).