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James Ruby is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services & Counseling at California State University, Fullerton.  Dr. Ruby holds a PhD in Research Methodology and Human Development from Loyola University of Chicago, a MA in Community and Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University, and a BA in from Western Kentucky University.  He is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and holds a Pupil Personnel Services credential as a School Counselor.  Prior to coming to higher education, he worked in the therapeutic day school, community mental health, and private practice environments.  His research interests include the use of arts-based experiences in counseling, undocumented immigrant student challenges, and effective counselor education practices.  Dr. Ruby resides in southern California with his wife, Nanci, who teaches in the Theatre Department at Chapman University.  Together, they are the proud parents of two sons.

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