Dr. Richard Joseph Behun

Assistant Professor
Phone: Ext. 2317
Office: MC1031
Department: Psychology and Counseling

Dr. Richard Joseph Behun received his B.A. in Political Science from the California University of Pennsylvania.  He holds a M.S.L. in Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, M.S. in Education in School Counseling and a M.S. in Education in School Administration from Duquesne University.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University.  Joe joins us after extensive experience in various K-12 and higher education settings.  Joe has served as a Professional School Counselor and Principal, as well as his most recent position as an Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University.

Joe holds Level II certifications in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling in Pennsylvania.  He also holds national certification as a Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and state licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC).  Joe's research focus is in the areas of child maltreatment, focusing in the area of child sexual abuse; mandated reporting law; civil liability and tort law for counselors, focusing on negligence and the standard of care; moral reasoning; and providing safe environments in schools.  He joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling.