Robert Davison Avilés

Robert Davison Avilés

Associate Professor

    Westlake Hall 242
    (309) 677-3174


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University
M.Ed., Counseling, Lehigh University
B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona


Dr. Beto (Robert) Davison Avilés is Latino and bilingual, born in Nogales AZ, to Mexican immigrant parents. His undergraduate degree in psychology is from the University of Arizona and his masters and doctorate in counseling psychology are from Lehigh University.  Dr. Davison Avilés specializes in multicultural/diversity issues in counseling and school counseling (including higher education) and minority career development.  He is past-president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and past chair of the ACA Human Rights Committee Dr. Davison Avilés is an associate professor and advises primarily school counseling program masters students in the Department of Education, Counseling and Leadership at Bradley University. 


Courses taught:

  • ENC 540 - Human Growth and Development (3 hours) 
    Studies that provide an understanding of the
  • ENC 585 - Understanding Schools: A Primer for Non-Teachers (2 hours) 
  • ENC 586 - Counseling Diverse Populations (3 hours) 
  • ENC 620 - Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation
  • ENC 621 - Career and Life Planning Across the Life Span
  • ENC 623 - Pre-Practicum in Counseling
  • ENC 624 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • ENC 640 - Clinical Supervision
  • ENC 641 - Assessment in Counseling (
  • ENC 653 - Professional School Counseling K-8
  • ENC 654 - Consultation in the Helping Professions
  • ENC 655 - Professional School Counseling in Secondary Schools
  • ENC 690 - Practicum
  • ENC 691 - Internship I
  • ENC 692 - Internship II


  • Davison Aviles, R. & Skaggs, J. L. (2020). Online Counselor Education Hiccups, or, Why Internet Cafés are not your friend. A presentation given at the Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2020.
  • Newell, A., Antola Crowe, H., Erickson, D. L., Pratt, B. L., Davison Aviles, R. (2020). Cross-cultural competencies in a scholarship of teaching and learning process. Journal of Transformative Learning, 7(1), 71-80. Date Published July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2020
  • Caldwell, C. M., Antola Crowe, H., Davison Avilés, R. (2016). Professional Self Awareness: Reflection-in-Action using Digital Technology. In Doolitle, P.E. & Lusk, D.L. (Ed.), 2016 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (ed., vol. n/a, pp. 1). Blackburg, VA: Forum on instructional development and educational research.
  • Caldwell, C. M., Antola Crowe, H., Davison Avilés, R. (2016). Paparazzi and Self-awareness: Reflective Practice Using Digital Technology. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 15(6), 11.
    e-ISSN: 1694-2116.
  • Davison Avilés, R., Russell-Chapin, L. A., Rybak, C. J. (2015). Role of Counselors in Multidisciplinary Interactions in Special Education. In Dr. Festus E. Obiakor and Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken (Ed.), Advances in special Education (vol. 30A, pp. 59-79). Bingley BD16 1WA: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

Recipient, with A. R. Spokane, of the American Counseling Association 2001 Research Award for the article entitled "The Vocational Interests of Hispanic, African American, and White Middle School Students", which appeared in the Fall 1999 issue of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 32, 138-147.


  • Program Director, Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership. May 2019 – May 2020
  • Counseling Coordinator, Dept of ECL, Department. May 2020 – January 2022 responsibility for the coordination of the counseling program(s), responding to inquiries regarding the overall academic unit, provide input and making recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the budget, provide/delegate year-round leadership to the operation of the program(s), including faculty development and student development issues
  • Bradley University Subcommittee for Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements Member 2013-present
  • Bradley University Department of Athletics Diversity in Athletics Committee (EDAC). 2007-present

Licensures and Certifications

Licensure/Certifications, if applicable LPC (IL) School Counseling Certification (PA)