Jennipher Wiebold

  • Jennipher Wiebold

Dr. Jennipher Wiebold is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and Department of Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.  She is the Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM) and Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching Specializing in Blindness and Low Vision (RCTM) programs.  Dr. Wiebold’s research interests include use of social networking in job seeking skills training for persons with blindness and low vision; burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction among blindness and low vision service providers; and, burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction among rehabilitation counselors.  Dr. Wiebold is or has served as the principal investigator for state and federal research and training grants in excess of three million dollars.  Dr. Wiebold authored a chapter on case management for persons with blindness and low vision in Case Management for Rehabilitation Health Professionals; and, a chapter on the fluidity and salience of my identities in Deconstructing Heterosexism.  Jennipher’s leadership and professional citizenship roles include currently chairing the Michigan Rehabilitation Counselor and Educator’s Association Board of Directors and as a Governor appointed member of the Michigan Council on Rehabilitation Services.  Dr. Wiebold also served on the ARCA Board of Directors as the Chair for the Council on Organization Administration, and Management; Chair for AER’s Division 2:  Rehabilitation Counseling & Employment Services; and, she is a former president and current Fellow with the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA).  She has employment experience in a variety of general and specialized state and private non-profit rehabilitation settings.