Timothy Strait, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling (2022)Andres School of Education
B.S.: Edgewood College, Wisconsin
B.S.: University of Wisconsin
M.B.A.: Edgewood College, Wisconsin
Ph.D.: Capella University
Dr. Tim Strait joined Upper Iowa University in May of 2021. Prior to joining UIU, he taught at Edgewood College in Madison, WI for over 15 years and at University of Wisconsin-Platteville for five years. At both institutions, his faculty responsibilities included teaching psychopathology, counseling techniques, diagnosis and assessment, managerial psychology, the psychology of motivation, the psychology of work dysfunctions, and internship and practicum courses. He also maintains a small private practice.
Dr. Strait earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. The focus of his clinical work and his academic research is the impact of unresolved trauma on work dysfunction and career progression. Dr. Strait has presented on the topic of unresolved trauma on work issues at academic conferences at Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Walsh University, and the University of Rhode Island. He served on three dissertation committees examining substance use and antisocial personality disorders, the application of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of cognitive flow on study habits of college students, and the role of supervisory style on counselor identity. More recently, he has been co-presenting with his daughter, Arieanne, who is also a licensed clinician on the topic respecting and responding to the choices and related natural consequences of people with developmental disabilities.
In his spare time, Dr. Strait and his family are restoring his five-generation family farm in Spring Green, WI to native Wisconsin prairie and raising honeybees.