Ian Turnage-Butterbaugh

Ian Turnage-Butterbaugh

Academic Coordinator

Ian is the Academic Coordinator for Pratt Professional Master’s Program. In this role, he works with students from orientation to graduation to help ensure their successful transition to and progression through the program at Duke, from an academic standpoint. Ian plans, coordinates, and administers academic and co-curricular activities and events, as well as residencies for the distance-MEMP students. In addition, he collects, analyzes, and interprets assessment data to evaluate program effectiveness and in support of accreditation and reviews. 

Before coming to Duke, Ian was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Online Masters of Counseling Program at Wake Forest University where he worked with a diverse group of students from across the United States. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Mississippi, where he worked with students, faculty, and staff at the University Counseling Center. His dissertation focused on the exploration of moral distress among professional counselors working with children and adolescents, which culminated with the development of the Moral Distress Scale for Counselors – Child and Adolescent Form (MDSC-CA). Additionally, he is an active book contributor for Springer Publishing and has written chapters on cultural identity development, nonsuicidal self-injury treatment strategies, working with clients with cognitive disabilities, and applying Perry’s theory of moral development to clinical work with culturally diverse college students.



Contact Information

  • Office Location: 3127 Fitzpatrick Center
  • Office Phone: 919-684-3905
  • Email Address: ian.tb@duke.edu