Amanda Winburn

Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator Ed.S Play Therapy Program

Amanda Micheal Winburn

Dr. Amanda Winburn is the Assistant Department Chair and Program Coordinator for the Ed.S in School Counseling Leadership.

Research Interests

Dr. Winburn's research interests include School Based Play Therapy, School Counseling, and Bullying.


Dr. Amanda Winburn is currently serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi within the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education. Dr. Winburn has experience working with children in various settings. Dr. Winburn is a licensed educator, counselor, and administrator. She currently serves as the Assistant Department Chair and Program Coordinator for the Ed.S. in Counselor Education (School Counseling Leadership) and teaches courses within the School Counseling and Play Therapy specialty areas. Over the last 10 years, she has been actively involved in play therapy at the University of Mississippi both at the clinical setting as well as actively conducting research within the field. Other research interest include school counseling, bullying, and advocacy. Her research has been published in journals such as Professional School Counseling and the International Journal of Play Therapy.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Counseling, The University of Mississippi (2013)