Professor of Psychology
Campus Box 4031
Building Visser Hall
Program Director, Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor, Psi Chi
John C. Wade, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and the director of the clinical psychology program. He came to Emporia State in January 2012.
He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and completed an internship and post-doc at the University of Missouri.
He has published two books: Strength-Based Clinical Supervision: A Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training and Positive Psychology on the College Campus as well as numerous professional articles and book chapters. He is a frequent presenter at both the state and national level, and has given numerous trainings, including to the physician staff at Olathe Medical Center hospital and the Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services.
He has been awarded the Shane J. Lopez Award for Professional Contribution to Positive Psychology by the American Psychological Association. In 2015, he received the Excellence in Scholarly Activity Award from The Teachers College; in 2021, he received the Excellence in Instruction Award from The Teachers College. Dr. Wade was named the Roe R. Cross distinguished professor for 2022.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association, including APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), Positive Psychology Section, and the Supervision and Training Section. He is also a member of the National Stuttering Association.