Ian Levy

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Therapy

Ian Levy is a New York City native and former high school counselor in the South Bronx. Levy's research examines mental health practices in urban schools, which includes interrogating the role of the school counselor and other school staff to ensure the social and emotional lives of young people are adequately addressed.

Courses Taught

  • EDUG 713: Methods of Educational and Psychological Research
  • EDUG 714: Psychology of Career Counseling
  • EDUG 821: Internship in School Counseling I
  • EDUG 827: Internship in School Counseling II
  • EDUG 851: Data Analysis and Report Writing in Educational & Psychological Research
  • Research
    Currently Dr. Levy's research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a hip hop-based counseling framework in urban schools. He is currently engaged in additional research which examines the effectiveness of pedagogical frameworks in creating emotional outlets for students in classroom spaces. Ultimately his research addresses the multifaceted roles of the school counselor as not only a direct provider of counseling services, but an advocate for systems change and a collaborator.
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

    Levy, I.
    (in press) Real Recognize Real: Hip Hop and Spoken Word Therapy in    Humanistic Counseling. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. April 2020 Issue.

    Levy, I. (2019). Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Therapy in Urban School Counseling. Professional School Counseling22(1b), 2156759X19834436.

    Adjapong E., Emdin, C., & Levy, I. (2019). Exploring an Educational Twitter Chat as a Virtual Professional Learning Networks for Educators. Current Issues in Comparative Education.

    Levy, I.,
    Cook, A.L., & Emdin, C. (2018). Remixing the school counselor’s tool kit: Hip-hop spoken word therapy and YPAR. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1-11

    Levy, I., Emdin, C., & Adjapong, E.S. (2018). Hip-hop cypher in group work. Journal of Social Work with Groups, 41(1-2), 103-110

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants


    2018-2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling Emerging Leader

    Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year - Teachers College, Department of Health and Behavior Studies

    2016 New York State School Counselor of the Year


    Levy, I. (2018). Use of a community-based hip hop therapy program for socio-emotional development among urban

    youth. Joseph P. Healey Research Grant Program, University of Massachusetts Boston, $5,000 (funded).