Robert Davison Avilés
Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Counseling
Westlake Hall 344
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University
M.Ed., Counseling, Lehigh University
B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona
Dr. Davison Avilés is Latino and bilingual, born in Nogales, AZ, to Mexican immigrant parents. Dr. Davison Avilés specializes in multicultural/diversity issues in counseling and school counseling (including higher education) and minority career development. He has experience in public school counseling, counseling in university settings, and agency and private practice counseling.
Dr. Davison Avilés’ research interests and recent publications lie in the areas of Latino/a career development and multicultural issues in assessment and counselor education and supervision.
Professor Davison Aviles is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Counseling Association. He is past-president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and served as its Vice President for Latino/a concerns. Dr. Davison served on and chaired the ACA Human Rights Committee, is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development and serves as co-chair, with Dr. Jobie Skaggs, of a national award-winning state journal, The Illinois Counseling Association Journal.