Social & Education Policy

Gerta Bardhoshi

  • Senior Research Fellow, Social and Education Policy Research Program
  • Associate Professor, College of Education


Dr. Bardhoshi is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, at the University of Iowa College of Education. Dr. Bardhoshi received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the George Washington University with a focus in School Counseling in 2012,and a MS.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Northern State University in 2006. As both a licensed mental health counselor and school counselor, Dr. Bardhoshi's research focuses on designing and evaluating counseling interventions with youth in schools, as well as determining assessment best practices in measuring relevant mental health outcomes with diverse populations. Dr Bardhoshi is completing a Summer Scholar-in-Residence program for her work on an interdisciplinary project that seeks to amplify the perspectives of Latinx students identified as academically at-risk in a rural Iowa high school.  

Research Interests

  • Counseling outcome research in schools
  • Psychometric evaluation of counseling instruments

Educational Background

  • PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Cognate in School Counseling and Human Development, George Washington University, 2012
  • MsEd, Mental Health Counseling, Northern State University, 2006
  • BS, Psychology, French Minor, 2004