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Terrance A Wilensky


[Wilensky, Terrance A]
  • Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Terrance A. Wilensky has been working to improve organizational functioning and profitability for more than thirty years.  He has worked inside companies in senior leadership capacities, and has consulted extensively in the areas of leadership assessment and development, executive selection, change management, and team building.  He has consulted to all levels of management in developing and accelerating business strategies through executive coaching, succession planning, team development, and organizational transition management.  He has broad experience across a variety of industries including energy and public utilities, chemical mining and manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, healthcare and hospital management, food service, human resource management, broadcasting, telecommunications, retail, and legal services.  He has worked with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  Internationally, he is most familiar with European markets.  Prior to his most recent affiliations, Dr. Wilensky owned and operated a startup business in staffing and HR management.  Before that, he had an extensive and varied business career including corporate management and leadership positions in marketing, sales, and strategic planning.  Additionally he has consulted to executives in transition, focusing on assessment of skills and interests, leadership development, and career planning and guidance.  He has served on the faculty of the graduate school of the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Southern Oregon University.

Dr. Wilensky received his Bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University.  He received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  He is a licensed psychologist in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Human Resources Management.  In addition, he has served as Secretary of Rotary International, as Board Member of Junior Achievement, as a member of the Municipal Planning Commission, as a United Way Executive, and as a member of the Chamber of Commerce President’s Committee.

Professional Preparation

    • 2013 Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (Counseling and Guidance),  University of Missouri-Kansas City


    • Aug 2013 to Present Asst. Professor
      University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Aug 2013 to Present Asst. Professor
      Southern Oregon University


  • Membership
    • Aug 2013 to Present American Psychological Association (APA)