Lorraine DeKruyf

Lorraine DeKruyf, PhD

Professor of Counseling

Director, School Counseling Program




My professional experience includes 20 years as a school counselor and teacher at the high school level in Wisconsin and Washington. In 2002, I joined the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University as director of the school counseling program.

My research interests are reflected in the topics I have published and presented on locally, regionally and nationally. These topics include school counseling site supervision and school counselor professional identity, cross-cultural mentorship, cultural sensitivity, narrative counseling, and social justice advocacy. I also serve on the editorial board for Professional School Counseling, the flagship journal of the American School Counselor Association.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading good fiction, listening to music from a variety of genres, sailing, gardening and hiking.

How do you pronounce your last name?

Depends who you ask. I think you could spell it: "de-KRIFE." Although I publish under the long version of my name, I generally go by Lori DeKruyf.

Do you keep in touch with your grads?

Once a month, I let my grads know where and when I’ll be hanging out at a restaurant. This gives my school counseling alumni a chance to gather to eat, socialize, share ideas, network, and head into the next month feeling refreshed. It also gives me a chance to find out what my grads are up to and learn ways I can better prepare them for the "real world" after graduation.

What is your quest?

Micah 6:8 sums it up well. I strive to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God.