Dr. Michael Schmit

Assistant Professor of Counseling


Michael K. Schmit, PhD, LPC is an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC). Prior to his appointment at TAMUC, Dr. Schmit was an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas. His education encompasses a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a PhD in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Schmit is an associate editor for the Journal of College Counseling and a reviewer for the Journal of Counseling & Development, the flagship journal of the counseling profession. His research agenda focuses on counseling outcome research, integrated care treatment, and research methods and statistics in counseling. Dr. Schmit’s teaching specialty includes research methods and statistics, addictions counseling, and counseling theories. He also brings more than six years of combined clinical and administrative experience working in both private practice and community mental health agency settings. His clinical background includes working with adults, children, and families addressing issues related to holistic client functioning, serious mental illness, and substance use. In his free time, Dr. Schmit enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and miniature dachshund and traveling the world.

Recent Awards/Recognitions:

Best Practice Research Award, American Counseling Association, 2018.

  • https://www.counseling.org/about-us/awards/national-awards/2018-honorees


AARC Emerging Leader, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, July 2017 to July 2018.

  • http://aarc-counseling.org/awards

Recent Publications:

Schmit, M. K., Watson, J. C., & Schmit, E. L. (2018). Using profile analysis in counseling outcome research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 1-12. doi:10.1080/21501378.2018.1443006

Karaman, M. A., Schmit, M. K., Oliver, M., & Ulus, C. I. (2018). International graduate students' perceptions of counseling ethics. Journal of International Students, 8, 677-695. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1250370

Schmit, M. K., Watson, J. C., & Fernandez, M. A. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of integrated behavioral and primary healthcare treatment. Journal of Counseling & Development, 96, 3-14. doi:10.1002/jcad.12173