J.C. Ausmus

J.C. Ausmus

Assistant Professor
College of Education
Department of Counseling
MB 3240

Dr. J.C. Ausmus is an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the College of Education at the University of Texas Permian Basin. Dr. Ausmus is an associate professional counselor (APC) in the state of Georgia, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is additionally working toward her Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential for Sport Psychology. During her doctoral program, she assisted in the daily running of a national, multimillion-dollar grant program training Rehabilitation Counselors. She also has experience supervising Rehabilitation, School, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s students. Dr. Ausmus currently works as a faculty supervisor of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling student counselors in the UTPB Practicum Counseling Clinic.


National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Associate Professional Counselor, Georgia


  • (2022) Ph.D., Counselor Education, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. CACREP Accredited. Doctoral Dissertation: The impact of criticism and social media on college women’s mental health.
  • (2021) Graduate Certificate, Program Evaluation, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • (2019) M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling. CACREP Accredited. Ball State University, Muncie, IN Internship: Taylor University Counseling Center
  • (2019) M.S., Sport & Exercise Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Thesis: The relationship between social media and disordered eating in college-aged female gymnasts
  • (2016) B.A., Psychology and English (focused in Imaginative Writing), Departmental Honors in English, Cum Laude, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Research Interests:

Dr. Ausmus’s research interests include eating disorders/disordered eating, the psychological impact of social media, student-athlete mental health, and religious trauma syndrome.


Deogracias-Schleich, A., Blom, L.C., Ægisdóttir, S., Coker-Cranney, A., Blake, A., Ausmus, J.C., Walker, M., Myers, K.E. (2022). Adolescent females’ experiences of mood & body image in different sport contexts. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, (4)3, 248-261. 

Hill, J.C., Meyer, J.M., Harrell, L., Ausmus, J.C., Worthey, B., Carney, J. (2021). Sexuality, sex education, and chronic illness and disability: Guidance for counselors. Manuscript accepted to the Journal of Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education (August 2022).  

Ausmus, J.C., Blom, L.C., Bowman, S., Lebeau, J.C. (2021). The relationship between social media and disordered eating in college-aged female gymnasts. Science of Gymnastics, (13)1, 35-46. 

Last Updated: 11/30/2022