James Ruby, Ph D

James Ruby, Ph D


I am a professional educator who is committed to effectively communicating to my students and consulting clients.  My top priority is to help my target audience members meet their personal or professional goals.  I bring a wealth of counseling and teaching experience to the table and I look forward to possibly working with you or your organization in a training or consultative relationship.

My research interests are varied, but include School Counseling competencies, educational strategies for masters level Research Methods training, effective Prevention Program characteristics, and utilizing Improvisational Acting exercises with groups and families in counseling.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Assistant Professor


I presently teach and advise students in the Human Services Department as they prepare to work with the public in a variety of human services professions.  My specialty teaching areas include program development and evaluation, social science research methods, and counseling skills.  I also provide career guidance and clinical supervision.

Aug 2006 - Present

Associate Professor/Program Lead


I served as Associate Professor and Program Lead Faculty for the Department of Educational Counseling & Psychology at NU.  In this capacity, I taught graduate level courses for School Counseling candidates and provided academic advisement as well.  I also developed course curriculums and updated program objectives to be aligned with state and national accreditation standards.  As Program Lead I was responsible for recruiting, hiring and supervising a pool of approximately 12 adjunct faculty members.  I presently serve as an adjunct instructor for National University for both online and on ground courses. 

Jan 2008 - Present

Adjunct Instructor


I teach online courses for doctoral level students in Human Services connected to research methods and strategies for social science inquiry.  I also provide dissertation supervision and guidance for students regarding research methodology.

Mar 2002 - Aug 2006

Assistant Professor


I taught graduate level courses in the CACREP accredited Counseling department and provided academic advisement to over 100 school counseling students.  I also served on various committees and provided supervision to students writing masters level theses.


Feb 1985 - Jun 1990


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Aug 1980 - May 1984


Western Kentucky University