School of Education
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
Works virtually, online program
- CE 663. Residency II: Grief and Bereavement
- Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development – Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, 2020
- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University, 2015
- B.A. in Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
I have five years of counseling experience that includes working with diverse individuals, families, and communities in school, mental health, college, and career settings. I also provide telehealth counseling and consultation for agencies and organizations. I am a board-certified counselor and licensed clinical mental health counselor.
- 2020-2022 SACES Emerging Leader
- College of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award
- Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Award
My teaching approach involves the usage of culturally relevant pedagogy that includes direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, and cooperative learning as strategies to help students engage with course material.
I believe that learning is a lifelong process and, therefore, part of my role as an educator is to encourage students to engage in this ongoing process to enhance and build their acquired skills and personal strengths and abilities over time.
Furthermore, I aspire for all of students to consistently engage in self-examination and self-discovery to enhance their self-awareness and become the best version of themselves.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
- Coping processes
- Neuro-informed mental health counseling
- Racial disparities in mental health
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT