Dr. John A Achter

Interim Associate Dean of Students, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Dean of Students

Office: 130 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715-232-1181
Email: achterj@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

John is a licensed psychologist (WI and MN) who began working in college/ university mental health in 1997, serving for 5 years as a staff psychologist in the Counseling Center at Concordia College-Moorhead, and for 13 years as the director of the Counseling Center at UW-Stout. At present, he is serving as the Interim Associate Dean of Students at UW-Stout. John is married and has two children. His leisure interests include spending time with family, bike riding, running, swimming, playing basketball, camping, kayaking, and involvement in church activities.

Education

    • Ph D Counseling Psychology
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA, United States, 1997
    • MS Psychology
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA, United States, 1995
    • BA Psychology
      Concordia College
      Moorhead, MN, United States, 1991

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist: Wisconsin
  • Licensed Psychologist: Minnesota

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dean of Students Office
        Interim Associate Dean of Students
        September 2015 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Counseling Center
        Director
        July 2002 - August 2015
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dean of Students Office
        Associate Dean of Students (Interim)
        August 2007 - May 2008
      • Concordia College, Counseling Center
        Counseling Psychologist
        August 1997 - May 2002

    Industry

      • Lakeland Mental Health Center, Inc.
        Contract Psychologist
        June 1999 - August 2001

    Government

      • Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System
        Psychology Intern
        September 1996 - August 1997