St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Pierce, Latoya

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Counselor Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Counselor Education Program Executive Director
CONTACT
OFFICE
B7 Plassmann Hall
COURSES TAUGHT
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Practicum
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation to Counseling
  • Issues in Domestic Violence
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Contemporary Psychology
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of New Orleans, 2005
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Loyola University New Orleans, 2002
  • B.S. in Psychology, Loyola University New Orleans, 1999
     
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Administrative and Leadership Positions
  • Director of Academic Effectiveness and Program Management
  • Program Director
  • Field Experience Coordinator
  • IRB Expediter for Social Science Research
     
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
  • Published and presented at the state, regional, and national levels
  • Tenured and promoted faculty member at previous institution
  • Subject matter expert in diversity
     
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Teaching is an art. It requires a person who is flexible and adaptable. Effective teaching inspires collaboration, diligence, and good communication. Teaching is influenced by the relationship we build with students. Pedagogy should expand student learning with evidenced based practices/research, as well as real-life examples and narratives.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
Wellness, ethics and social justice
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Serves on 3 boards in local community; holds/held officer position on 2 boards
  • Invited speaker for local Chamber of Commerce
  • Involved in community theatre (won acting award for previous role)
     
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