A.J. METZ portrait
  • Associate Chair, Educational Psychology
  • Director, School Counseling Program, Educational Psychology
  • Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
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Professional Service

  • APA. Council of Representatives. 12/02/2019 - present
  • UPA. Board of Directors. 12/02/2019 - present
  • UPA. 70th Anniversary Planning Committee. 10/01/2019 - 03/06/2020
  • Salt Lake County Mayor's Office. Community & Support Services Advisory Council. 12/01/2017 - 12/03/2018
  • Utah State Board of Education. Writing Committee, Utah Standards for School Counseling Training Programs. 03/01/2017 - 01/01/2020
  • Utah Association for Counselor Education & Supervision. Committee Member. 02/27/2017 - present
  • Wasatch Junior High School. Role: Volunteer. Reality Town (Career Development Day). 11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016
  • SREB Go Alliance Academy. Advisory Council Member. 08/01/2016 - 12/31/2020
  • APA, Division 17, Society for Vocational Psychology. Role: Reviewer. Proposal review committee for the 2016 APA Convention. 02/01/2016 - 02/28/2017
  • Utah State Board of Education. Role: Member. Comprehensive School Counseling Advisory Board. 01/01/2016 - present
  • Utah State Board of Education. Role: Member. Improving School Counseling & College Access Committee. 10/01/2015 - 07/29/2016
  • First Lego League. Role: Core Values Judge. Qualifying Tournament. 01/17/2015 - 01/17/2015
  • National Resource Center for the First Year Experience & Students in Transition. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Review Committee for the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience & Students in Transition. 11/2013 - 11/20/2017
  • Utah Psychological Association. Past President. 06/2013 - 06/2014
  • YMCA . Role: Volunteer. Healthy Kids Day. 04/27/2013 - 04/27/2013
  • First Lego League. Role: Head Core Values Judge. State Tournament. 01/25/2013 - 01/31/2016
  • Utah Psychological Association. President. 06/2012 - 06/2013
  • Utah Psychological Association. Role: Member. EcoPsychology Conference Planning Committee. 01/2012 - 11/2012
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology. Ad Hoc Reviewer. 01/01/2012 - 01/01/2017
  • Utah Psychological Association. Membership Committee. 01/01/2012 - 12/30/2016
  • Utah Psychological Association. Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award Committee. 01/01/2012 - 05/10/2012
  • Utah Psychological Association. President-elect. 06/2011 - 06/2012
  • Italian Journal of Counseling Research & Application. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011
  • Utah Psychological Association. Membership Committee. 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011
  • Utah Psychological Association. Chair, Early Career Psychologist Committee. 01/01/2011 - 12/01/2011
  • Utah Psychological Association. Member-at-Large. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Utah Psychological Association. Membership Committee. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Italian Journal of Counseling Research & Application. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Utah Psychological Association. Chair, Early Career Psychologist Committee. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Utah Psychological Association. Gala Planning Committee. 01/2009 - 05/10/2010
  • Italian Journal of Counseling Research & Application. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2009 - 02/01/2017
  • Utah Psychological Association. Role: Member. Gala Planning Committee. 01/01/2009 - 05/2010
  • Utah Psychological Association. Chair, Early Career Psychologist Committee. 05/2008 - 06/2012
  • Utah Psychological Association. Member-at-Large. 05/2008 - 06/2011

Internal Service

  • EDPS Undergraduate Major Search Committee. Co-Chair, 08/17/2020 - present. Department service.
  • RPT. Secondary Reviewer, 08/17/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Major in Educational Psychology. Interim Director, 08/17/2020 - present. Department service.
  • VP Seed Grant Reviewer, VP for Research Office. 01/17/2020 - 01/24/2020. University service.
  • EDPS Undergraduate Major Proposal Committee. 08/19/2019 - 08/17/2020. Department service.
  • Primary Reviewer, RPT, Jennifer Taylor. 08/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Secondary Reviewer, RPT, Keith Radley. 08/01/2019 - 05/15/2020. Department service.
  • Co-Chair, Search Committee, CCP Clinical Assistant Professor Position. 07/01/2019 - 05/15/2020. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Mentor, EDPS Student Advisory Committee. 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Coordinator, Positive Psychology Certificate Program. 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Associate Chair. 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Educational Futures & Student Success Taskforce. Sub-committee: Graduate Student Success Working Group, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019. University service.
  • Primary Reviewer, RPT, Aaron Fischer. 08/01/2018 - 08/17/2020. Department service.
  • Primary Reviewer, RPT, Karen TAo. 08/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Secondary Reviewer, RPT, Jennifer Taylor. 08/01/2017 - 07/31/2019. Department service.
  • Search Committee for Math-Education Tenure-Track Faculty Position. Committee Member, 08/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Department service.
  • VP Seed Grant Reviewer, VP for Research Office. Reviewer, 09/01/2016 - 12/30/2016. University service.
  • EDPS 2600 Courses (Strategies for College Success). Coordinator, 05/02/2016 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Director, School Counseling Program. 07/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Internship Coordinator, School Counseling Program. 07/01/2015 - present. Other service.
  • CCP Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee. Member, 09/01/2014 - 02/08/2016. Department service.
  • Student Research Seminar Series. Coordinator, 08/15/2014 - 12/30/2016. Department service.
  • Coordinator, Counseling Practicum & Internship Fair. 11/2013 - 02/13/2015. Other service.
  • Interim Director, CMHC & School Counseling M.Ed. Programs. 08/01/2013 - 08/01/2014. Other service.
  • Graduate Council, Internal Review Committee for Health Promotion & Education. Departmental Program Review, 01/2012 - 01/2013. University service.
  • Student Awards Committee, Counseling Psychology Program. Chair, 01/01/2012 - 04/13/2018. Other service.
  • Diversity, Access & Equity College Action Plan Team. Member, 09/2010 - 05/2011. College service.
  • Diversity Committee. 09/01/2009 - 01/01/2015. Department service.
  • Practicum Coordinator, School Counseling Program. 07/01/2009 - present. Other service.

Community Partnership

  • School Counseling/Education Pathways Partnership with University Neighborhood Partners. 09/05/2016 - 05/05/2017
  • Utah Mental Health Initiative - a state-wide coalition of diverse stakeholders (e.g., Social Workers, LPC, Ph.D., psychiatrists, NAMI, nurses, LDS Church, first responders, academicians, etc.) interested in promoting mental health initiatives in Utah. This effort is a response to violent acts that have taken place nationally in schools and communities with acknowledgement that these things happen here in Utah as well. 12/10/2012 - 12/01/2013

Outreach

  • Spoke to families about coping with anxiety and depression at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day Event in Taylorsville, Utah. 04/2012 - 04/2012
  • Training to AVID tutors in the Granite School District to help them promote non-cognitive (motivational) factors in their high school students. 11/2011 - 05/2012

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Award. College of Education, 05/05/2017
  • Achiever Beaver Award. Department of Educational Psychology, 08/26/2016
  • Celebrate U - Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, 03/09/2016
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 04/24/2015
  • STAR Award (Staff That Are Remarkable). Division of Student Affairs, Illinois State University, 05/2005
  • Graduate Student Research Award. Division 22 (Rehabilitation Counseling), American Psychological Association, 08/2003