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LeeAnn Eschbach, PhD


Board Member

Meet LeeAnn

LeeAnn Eschbach, PhD, NCC, LPC, empowers the next generation of counselors and human service professionals as an associate professor at The University of Scranton. During her 33-year tenure within the university’s Department of Counseling and Human Services, Dr. Eschbach has primarily taught graduate courses centered on topics such as school counseling, lifestyle development and systemic leadership. A mentor and adviser, she also helps graduate students navigate the counseling program and their career options.

Dr. Eschbach formerly served as department chair and program director of the counseling program, where she successfully directed the program in its continuing mission to cultivate highly skilled learners who prioritize compassion and service to others. She has authored numerous scholarly articles, presented at institutions across the country and received several professional accolades, including The University of Scranton Distinguished Service Award.

In addition to her strong commitment to the university, Dr. Eschbach maintained a private counseling practice for over 20 years. She now uses her free time to help new counselors attain licensing.

Serving the community, particularly in the healthcare sector, also invigorates Dr. Eschbach. She was drawn to The Wright Center for Community Health and its affiliated entity, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, in 2015, believing its spirit of collaboration and community engagement dovetailed closely with her own goals. She serves as treasurer of the Patient Engagement Council and as a member of several other boards.

Dr. Eschbach often ventures outside her Scranton home to enjoy the area’s best spots for hiking, walking and water sports. She loves traveling, especially to visit her 24-year-old daughter who works in New York City. To relax, Dr. Eschbach reads novels and designs and completes her own counted cross-stitch projects.


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