Kimberly D. Tuescher
- Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Master of Science in Education (emphasis in Counselor Education), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
- Bachelor of Science in Physical and Health Education, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Tuescher is a tenured professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Currently, she teaches courses and provides supervision to graduate students in the Counselor Education Program. Previously, Tuescher chaired the program as well. The emphasis of her teaching is to train quality counselors to be competent to practice in a variety of counseling settings. Her particular interest is training counselors for school settings.
Tuescher's research and scholarship interests include at-risk youth, behavioral problems, and school counseling programs. She has delivered well over 200 presentations at the local, state, and national levels. Further, she has co-authored a book on the topic of at-risk and related behavior disorders. Tuescher has also worked as a psychologist in a private practice, doing therapy, consulting, conducting assessments, all on a variety of psychological issues and across all age groups. Currently her private practice focus has been on consulting and forensic testimony.
Tuescher is beginning her thirtieth year in her career, with 23 years of that experience at UW-Platteville and in private settings. Her other seven years were spent working at public schools as a teacher and school counselor.
She has served on numerous committees and councils throughout her career. A notable position was as the President of the Wisconsin Counseling Association.
Tuescher lives in Darlington, Wisconsin. As a single parent, she just launched her only child into his adult life at UW-Madison. She knows about risk issues, as she raised a child with multiple medical issues, was married and divorced, and also participated in raising three step-children. She says her greatest accomplishment is, and continues to be, the provision of a healthy, loving, and stable home for her son and for all who come to visit.