Summer M. Reiner, Ph.D

Professor and Chair
(585) 395-5497
Office: Brown Building 240


Dr. Reiner has been in the Department of Counselor Education since 2007. She previously worked as a school counselor in Rochester, NY and in Prince George’s County Maryland. She became Chair of the Department of Counselor Education in 2020, and is serving a three-year term in that role. She is enthusiastically involved in several counseling associations. Dr. Reiner is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), and the American Counseling Association of New York (ACA-NY). She has served as President of AADA, ACES, NARACES and ACA-NY. She is the Past Chair of the American Counseling Association’s North Atlantic Region. She was the 2016-2022 ACA Governing Council Representative for the North Atlantic Region.

Dr. Reiner is honored to have a voice in the future of the profession and the ability to influence the expansion of counseling services so that ACA may achieve their Vision that: Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive.


  • 2007 PhD Educational Psychology: Counselor Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • 2004 Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
  • 2000 M. S. Counselor Education, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
    1999 B. A. History, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Areas of Specialty

  • School Counseling
  • Adult Development
  • Life Balance
  • Leisure Development
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Counseling

Courses Taught

EDC 604: Career Development Concepts

EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation

EDC 612: The Human Experience

EDC 619: Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

EDC 693: K - 12 Student Services

EDC 718: Pre-Practicum

EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts (Practicum)

EDC 721: Supervision for Integration

EDC 722/23/24: Implementation I (Internship I)

EDC 728/29/30: Implementation II (Internship II)

EDC 735: Supervision for Implementation

EDC 883: Counselors as Systems Consultant 

Research Interests

  • School counseling
  • Counselor professional identity
  • Leisure development
  • Life balance
  • Adult development
  • Spirituality in counseling