Dr. Joseph Biscoglio
Dr. Joseph J. Biscoglio is an Associate Professor of Guidance and Counseling in the Graduate School, Division of Psychology and Counseling, The College of New Rochelle. His primary responsibilities entail teaching fundamental and required courses to students seeking a master’s degree in school counseling as well as those students who are looking to earn master’s degrees in school psychology, mental health counseling, career development and marriage and family therapy. He also serves as supervisor of guidance and counseling internships, assisting school counseling students to find placements at school sites, facilitating weekly seminar sessions with the interns and visiting them for observation at their internship assignments.
Dr. Biscoglio has had many years of experience in secondary schools, first as a teacher of history followed by thirty years in the field of guidance and counseling. During this period, Dr. Biscoglio taught as an adjunct History instructor at various collegiate settings and at the same time, was employed as a school counselor and eventually as the Director of Guidance at The Bronxville School. When the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle introduced the master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling in the late 1980’s, Dr. Biscoglio was asked to be of the original adjunct instructors in the program. After a decade as an adjunct, he was asked to become a fulltime faculty member of the Graduate School and serve as the primary faculty resource for the school counseling program which has been his role for the past two decades.
Dr. Biscoglio has been a participant in a variety of professional association activities. He was elected as President of the Westchester-Putnam-Rockland Counseling Association and became the second recipient of the Counselor of the Year Award given by that association. The College Board asked Dr. Biscoglio to be a member of different committees and projects. Eventually, he served for a number of years on the permanent standing committee entitled the Academic Assembly and was elected as its chairperson for two years. He helped The College Board prepare and publish a number of different pamphlets dealing with testing and college search. In 1992, his efforts earned him the highest award given by The College Board, the Bernard Ireland Award, which is bestowed on an individual for life-time contributions to the field of guidance and counseling.
Dr. Biscoglio has also been an original member of the group that has, for almost forty years, organized and operated college conferences in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties that have been attended by hundreds of thousands of students and parents over the years to assist them in their post-secondary search. This activity has been offered free of charge to its attendees and is manned by counselor volunteers. Dr. Biscoglio has been Associate Coordinator and Treasurer for this activity since the first conference was held in May of 1977.