Kimberly Tuescher  PhD

Professor of School Counseling
School Counseling Program Director


BS, University of Wisconsin  – Oshkosh, 1980
MS, University of Wisconsin  – Oshkosh, 1983
PhD. University of Wisconsin  – Madison, 1997

Dr. Kimberly Tuescher is the School Counseling Program Director, serving graduate students at Loras College who are interested in becoming licensed school counselors.

Dr. Tuescher received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Psychology and Educational Psychology. she also earned her MSE. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh emphasis in Counselor Education and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh majoring in Physical Education and Health Education Experience.

Previously, Dr. Tuescher held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 25 years. She has trained over 500 school counselors in her years of experience as a professor. Dr. Tuescher’s research and scholarship interests include at-risk youth, behavioral problems, and school counseling programs. She has delivered well over 200 presentations at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Tuescher has also worked as a psychologist in private practice, doing therapy, consulting, and conducting assessments, all on a variety of psychological issues and across all age groups. Other professional years were spent working at public schools as a teacher and school counselor.

Dr. Tuescher has served on numerous committees and councils throughout her career. A notable position was as the President of the Wisconsin Counseling Association. She also sat on the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Board as post-secondary vice president and was the Ethics Chair. Dr. Tuescher has been highly awarded and recognized in the profession of school counseling. In both 2010 and 2013, Dr. Tuescher received the Althea-Brach Leadership Award for the State of Wisconsin. Dr. Tuescher also received a state award for Outstanding Supervision and a state award for Research and Writing.

In her spare time, Dr. Tuescher prefers to spend quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, participating in sport activities, doing house projects, and traveling.