WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

School of Professional Studies

Education : Education Faculty

Nicole G. DeRonck, Ph.D.

Coordinator, MS Counselor Education Program - School Counseling Option, Associate Professor

BA Gettysburg College
Ph.D. University of Connecticut & Ed.D. Central CT State University

Office location:

White Hall 322d

Phone and Email:
(203) 837-8513

Biographical Information

Dr. Nicole G. DeRonck, teaches in the school and clinical counselor training programs. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, a M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. DeRonck completed a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Connecticut and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Central CT State University. Dr. DeRonck holds CT certification as a school counselor and intermediate administrator. She holds national credentials as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Dr. DeRonck has extensive experience working in the field as a school counselor and district counseling administrator. She developed and implemented award winning school counseling programs that received accolades at the state and national level, most notably, her district was the first to have a school receive Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status in Connecticut from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  Dr. DeRonck served at the state and national levels for a number of professional organizations.  Dr. DeRonck’s research interests include College and Career Readiness, Counseling Program Development, Counselor Preparation, and Professional Growth, and Access to Equitable Programs in Underserved Populations. She has published, and lectured locally, regionally, and nationally in her research areas.  Dr. DeRonck consults with school districts on program development and evaluation and providing professional development for counselors.  She has collaborated with the State Department of Education on projects related to school counseling and school improvement. Dr. DeRonck and her husband have one child and enjoy spending time together reading, playing, enjoying outdoor activities, and visiting with extended family and friends.