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Martin Cortez Wesley


Professor, Chair of Counseling Programs

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.S. in counseling

Ed.D. in counselor education & supervision

Areas of Expertise:

Clinically, Dr. Wesley specializes in marriage and family issues and the treatment of addiction. He has been teaching for over 20 years and is a leader in counselor education and supervision where he has shaped the profession through online and hybrid/blended education.


Dr. Martin Wesley is a professor and the chair for the counseling programs at National Louis University in Florida. He was formerly the chair for the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University in Tampa and professor of counselor education. He also served as the dean of the School of Counseling for University of the Cumberlands. He has served as a licensed professional for over 20 years in Arizona, Kentucky and Florida.

He has been a leader in counseling regulation and has served for eight years as a member and chair for four years for the State of Kentucky’s Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. He has served as a CACREP accreditation liaison and site team visitor. He is a Kentucky Colonel and has been honored with various awards and recognitions including the Kearney Campbell Memorial Award and the Counselor Educator of the Year from the Kentucky Counseling Association.

He has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and more. He lives with his wife of over 34 years and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.



Research and Interests:

Research Interests: addiction, animal-assisted therapy, spirituality and mental health, distance learning and the study of helpers and their families.

Contact Information:


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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