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Summer Perhay Kuba, Ph.D., Ed.S., MSW

Director, School Counseling Program



  • Ph.D. in Counseling, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ed.S. in School Counseling, Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A. in Education, University of Phoenix (online)
  • MSW in Social Work, University of Central Florida



Field of Expertise

  • School Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Supervision and Leadership

Licensure and Certification

  • Prekindergarten-12 Guidance and Counseling, State of Florida, Department of Education
  • Clinical Educator
  • Collaborative Institution Training Initiative (CITI)
  • Elementary Education / Grades K-6, State of Florida, Department of Education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), State of Florida, Department of Education
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE), State of Florida, Department of Education
  • Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (Florida)



Dr. Summer Kuba is the School Counseling Program Director and an associate professor at Liberty University. She has written on school counseling topics including assessments, the MTSS process, and student mindsets. Dr. Kuba has diverse counseling experience working with children/students ranging from toddlerhood to the college level. She has provided therapeutic services in a residential home for abused children, has experience working with adolescents in a residential and outpatient drug treatment facility, and spent time as an advocate for the Juvenile Division of the Florida State Attorney’s Office where she supported victims of violent crimes. As a school counselor, she focused specifically on elementary and middle school students and also has experience as the Social and Emotional Coordinator for a K-8 school. Dr. Kuba actively presents at state and national conferences and continues to seek out opportunities to advocate for students, school counselors, and the profession as a whole.

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