Student Research and Scholarship Symposium Keynote Speaker 2018


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Mr. Brian Meyer

Wheeling Jesuit University, B.A.
Appalachian State University, M.A.

Keynote Address: "Roots and Equality: A Qualitative Study"

Brian’s career began to crystalize in high school when he volunteered as a foster home mentor. At WJU, he served as a research assistant, leading multiple studies in the Psychology Department's first multi-student research lab. After receiving his Master's Degree in School Counseling at Appalachian State University, he managed a talented and gifted youth program at Duke, taught at a bilingual school in Honduras, taught as an adjunct instructor at WJU, and then moved to India to counsel students from around the globe at Woodstock International School.

After returning to the US, he spent most of the last decade in Portland, Oregon, where he has served as a street outreach social worker to homeless youth and founded a school-based cultural arts non-profit organization (Transformation in Arts) for underserved youth. After leaving for a year to be a school counselor in Asia to Cambodian national students, he returned to Portland and is currently a public school counselor. He lives with his partner Lia where they train acrobats in their free-time in hopes of one day joining the circus.