Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, PhD


Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus in Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University. Over her distinguished career, Dr. Robinson Kurpius served as research advisor for over 125 master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, published over 100 scholarly articles, and been research editor for two journals.

Her research focuses on professional ethics and related value conflicts, women’s health issues, successful aging, adolescents at risk, and challenges to the success of racial/ethnic minorities. She is always focused on the ethics of research with underrepresented groups and attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the delivery of services. She volunteers with community-based agencies serving marginalized groups.


  • Research mentorship has been with graduate students of diverse backgrounds, including Navajo, African American, Latinx, and Chinese.
  • Awarded fellow status from the American Counseling Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the American Psychological Association.
  • Authored a textbook on testing and measurement.
  • Received her doctoral degree from Indiana University with a double major—Counseling and Educational Inquiry Methodology.