Terence J. G. Tracey is an academic nomad, having received his BA at Cornell university in 1974, his master’s at University of Kansas in 1977 and his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1981. He then was employed as a Counseling Psychologist at the University Counseling Service at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1981 to 1983. He then joined the faculty of the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He moved to become a Program Head of the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Programs at Arizona State University in 1999.
He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He has served as the Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He is also certified by the American Board of Psychological Practice (ABPP). His scholarship has focused on the topics of client-therapist interaction in psychotherapy and its relation to outcome, interpersonal models of personality and psychotherapy, the structure and development of vocational interests, and minority student academic success. He has published over 200 refereed empirical studies and book chapters in these areas.