Robert Maddox II

Robert Maddox

Assistant Professor
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education

Academic Interests

  • School Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Ethics in Counseling and Education
  • Creative/Expressive Arts in Counseling and Supervision 

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Doctoral Dissertation: Efficacy of an Intensive Play Therapy Training Workshop for School Counselors: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Numerous national, regional, and state conference presentations.  

Previous Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Wyoming
  • Adjunct Instructor – University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Academic Advisor - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Seminar Leader, Summer High School Institute, - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Clinical Therapist – Bootheel Counseling Services, Sikeston, MO
  • School Counselor – Sikeston Junior High School, Sikeston, MO
  • Summer School Program Provider – Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center, Charleston, MO 


Sikeston, MO


  • Playing violin and guitar
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Hiking   

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Inspire students to pursue their own goals
  • Make meaningful contributions to the counseling and education fields 

Life Outside the University

As a husband and father of two, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. My family and I like to travel and do outdoor activities together. 

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