Kimberly McGough, Ph.D., LPC, CSC

kimberly mcgough

Kimberly McGough, Ph.D., LPC, CSC
Assistant Professor
(409) 880-8065 p.
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Dr. McGough earned her B.A. in History from the University of Houston. She taught Texas History in Pasadena ISD while earning her Masters of Science in School Counseling at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She completed her Internship at Pro-Vision, a HISD Charter School where a job was created for her as she laid the foundation for their school counseling department. She then went on to work for Pasadena ISD as a secondary school counselor for five years and then for Deer Park ISD for seven years. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University.  Her dissertation was titled, “At-Risk Students’ Perceptions of Contributors and Inhibitors to their Academic Progress in an Alternative High School”.

Awards and Honors

Grant Recipient from Sam Houston State University – 2012

Grant Recipient from Sam Houston State University- 2011

Grant Recipient from the Hogg Foundation- 2003



CNDV 5301: Human Growth & Development

CNDV 5303: Intro to School Counseling

CNDV 5310: Counseling Skills

CNDV 5322 Professionalism, Ethics, Law 

CNDV 5352: Crisis Prevention Intervention

CNDV 5380: Counseling Development (Residency)

CNDV 5390: School Counseling Practicum

CNDV 5394: School Counseling Internship


Assistant Professor – Lamar University 2016-Present

Adjunct Professor- Sam Houston State University- 2015-2016

Site Supervisor- Sam Houston State University- 2015

Research and Publications

Research interests include:

  • Grit and the development of a growth mindset with online learning
  • Phenomena surrounding adolescent risk taking activities
  • The grit phenomenon in the wake of natural disasters



Advisory Committee 2016-Present

Admissions Committee- 2017-Present

Curriculum Committee 2017-Present


Presentations for local entities on Entitlement and Grit and Adolescent Counseling Skills

Hurricane Harvey Case Worker in community