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About Tina M. (Anctil) Peterman

Tina Anctil, PhD, CRC, LPC, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education. She obtained her PhD in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Principal Investigator on Personnel Preparation Grants from the Rehabilitation Services Administration that have provided over $1 million in tuition support to students.
Prior to her academic work, she was a vocational rehabilitation counselor and mental health counselor, and she currently maintains a private practice where she provides career counseling and mental health counseling to people with disabilities. She particularly enjoys working with young adults in their transition from high school into adulthood. She provides training and professional development to rehabilitation counselors and school counselors in the area of career development services.
Her research and scholarship focus is on career development for individuals from underrepresented groups.. These include adolescents in foster care, persons with disabilities, and other diverse populations. Dr. Anctil conducts research on the relationship between career development and employment outcomes for people with disabilities.


September 2017 - Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Portland State University College of Education
2012 - 2020 Associate Professor, Portland State University
August 2015 - August 2017 Department Chair, Portland State University Counselor Education

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012-2016 Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Merging Transition, Special, and Secondary Education Project Co-Principal Investigator $1,225,819


  • Internship Supervision
  • Career and Lifestyle Planning
  • Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling


Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (5)

Presentations (7)