Dr. Elizabeth Gruber


Department of Health and Human Service Professions


Dr. Gruber is a professor in the Department of Counselor Education. She has worked at PennWest California since 1988. Prior to fall 2004, she worked in the University Counseling Center with students in mental health counseling, and she also coordinated the drug and alcohol programs on campus. She is a facilitator for the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshops. During her tenure at PennWest California, she has been active in numerous professional development, grants, and University and community service activities.


  • Developmental Group
  • Practicum I
  • Internship
  • Integrated Seminar

Affiliated PennWest California Departments

Dr. Gruber works collaboratively with several Student Affairs areas - the PEACE Project and the Counseling Center

Research Interests

  • Supervision of counselors
  • Internships and experiential education
  • Development of prosocial skills
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • College counseling

Student Research Projects

  • B.S.: Education, Bowling Green State University
  • M.S.: Education, Guidance and Counseling, Youngstown State University
  • Ph.D.: Counselor Education and Supervision, Duquesne University

Email: gruber@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-1567

Office: Keystone Hall Room 427