Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

Dr. Darlene A.G. Groomes

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Child Studies


  • Ph. D., Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Experiences

  • Teaches in the area of Special Education
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • OU Coordinator for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Program in the School of Education and Human Services Counseling Center
  • Senior Research Associate with Michigan State University, where she managed six program evaluation projects in partnership with the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth-Rehabilitation Services
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Ohio University

Research Interests

  • Psychological adaptation to disability
  • Quality of life among individuals with autism spectrum disorder
  • Program evaluation in vocational rehabilitation
  • Human-animal interactions (anthrozoology).

Courses Recently Taught

  • SE 619 Theory, Research, and Practice in Special Education
  • SE 554 ACE-Online Consultation Skills for Teachers of Students with Autism
  • SE 596 Collaboration and Consultation for Special Education Teachers
  • SE 641 Counseling Issues and Special Needs
  • SE 699 Final Project in Special Education¬†

Contact Information

Department of Human Development and Child Studies
Office: 405 E Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4237