Dr. John A Achter

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. He began serving as the Associate Dean of Students at UW-Stout in September, 2015. 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
        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