Jason McGlothlin, Class of 1995

Posted Jun 27, 2023

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Jason McGlothlin ’95, died May 22, 2023. He was born January 17, 1973, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jason graduated from Otterbein University and then went on to further his education. HE received his MA at the University of Dayton and his PsyD at Ohio University in Athens.

Jason was employed at Kent State University as a tenured associate professor of counselor education and supervision. His research and scholarship centered on suicide assessment, prevention, and treatment, providing consultation to various organizations and schools nationwide. He provided consultation in hostage negotiation to police departments and actively provided support services to the May 4th Visitors Center and veterans of the May 4th event. He also assisted the Red Cross as a First Responder in nationwide traumatic events such as 9/11, Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Chardon.
As a faculty member, he co-directed over 40 dissertations, published over 20 journal articles, authored/co-authored two books, and made countless professional presentations at the local, regional, and international levels. His published work includes his book, Developing Clinical Skills in Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment highlighting the SIMPLE STEPS Model of Suicide Assessment which provides mental health clinicians with the tools to accurately assess clients for suicide.

Jason held many leadership positions, including presidencies of the Ohio Counseling Association, Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association, and Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He was the current Chair of the American Counseling Association Midwest Region. Beyond his professional career, his pride and joy were his family. Together they chased adventures around the country and celebrated life’s little moments like unapologetically dancing in the kitchen.

Jason is survived by his wife Deborah (Fisher) McGlothlin, his children Matthew McGlothlin, David Rimar (Hannah Dezort), Dominique Rimar (Cristian Bailey), his mother-in-law Roberta Holler, his brother-in-law Joseph (Diana) Fisher, nieces and nephews, Vincent, Dominic, Nicole, Anthony, and Angela Fisher and canine companion, Finn.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Ludwig (Frank) and Virginia Hesse, his mother Elizabeth Anne Hesse, his Uncle Thomas Hesse, and his therapy dog, Cledis, known as “Hippo.”