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Lisa L. Buono, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor and Interim Director, Adult Degree Evening Program

Email: llbuono@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3663
Office: SBET #112
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Dr. Buono joined the faculty of CLU in 2004.  She is a native of Los Angeles, CA and has a background in counseling and guidance in secondary and post-secondary settings as well as in higher education leadership.  She has taught a variety of courses in the Pupil Personnel Services and College Student Personnel specializations in the Department of Counseling and Guidance. Through a collaborative effort, Dr. Buono also taught distance learning courses to counseling candidates in the Federated States of Micronesia.

She possesses a strong interest in educational technology; her dissertation work focused on student experiences with blogs in skills-based counselor education courses and she recently co-authored a book chapter titled “The use of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision” (2011, in the Handbook of Counselor Preparation: Constructivist, Developmental, and Experiential Approaches, Sage Publications). 

Dr. Buono is currently the Interim Director of the Adult Degree Evening Program.  She serves as an at-large member of the Faculty Executive Committee.  

Prior to CLU, Dr. Buono taught at UCLA in the MFA Producer's Program.







  • 2011 Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership, California Lutheran University
  • 2004 M.S. Counseling and Guidance (PPS Specialization), California Lutheran University
  • 1992 B.A. Dramatic Arts, Distinction, University of California, Santa Barbara


Buono, L. L. (2011). Thinking like twenty-first century learners: An exploration of blog use in a skills-based counselor education course. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. 10038)

Buono, L. L., Uellendahl, G. E., Guth, L. J., Dandeneau, C. J. (2011). The use of technology in counselor education and supervision. In G. McAuliffe, & K. Eriksen (eds.), Handbook of cousnelor preparation: Constructivist, developmental, and experiential approaches (pp. 377-392). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Uellendahl, G., Stephens, D., Buono, L., & Lewis, R. (2009, September 14). Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC): A measure to support school counselor accountability efforts. Journal of School Counseling, 7(32). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v7n32.pdf 

Uellendahl, G. E., Rennebolm, M., & Buono, L. (2008). School counseling abroad. Professional Counseling Digest, ACAPCD-17, American Counseling Association.

Uellendahl, G. E., Rennebolm, M., & Buono, L. (2008). Counseling abroad. In J. Allen (Ed.), Empowering the 21st Century Professional Counselor. Ann Arbor, MI: Counseling Outfitters, LLC.



California Association of School Counselors 9th Annual State Conference, November 2008, (Gail Uellendahl, Ph.D., Diana Stephens, M.A., Lisa Buono, M.S., & Bob Tyra presenters). Presented: Support Personnel Accountability Report Card: Implications for Training and Practice 



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