Dr. James Ruby Director of the Graduate Counseling Program; Professor of Counseling


Dr. James Ruby

Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. James Ruby spent 15 years on the faculty at California State University, Fullerton, where he most recently served as chair of the 800-student department of human services. Dr. Ruby holds a Ph.D. in research methods and human development from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a master’s degree in community and family counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as a youth pastor and hospital chaplain early in his career, Dr. Ruby was a counselor-educator for counseling programs in Illinois, Minnesota and California. He also has extensive practice experience, both as a school counselor and as a clinical counselor.