Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and a Faculty Affiliate in the Gender Studies Program at UMSL. Her areas of scholarship include women's issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling. She is the author of numerous publications and professional presentations. Dr. Coker is a 2011 Fulbright-Hays scholar who has examined cultural diversity in Brazil. In 2013 she served as a sabbaticant in the Dept. of Educational Foundations at the Univ. of Botswana. There she examined how culture impacted the practice of counseling in Botswana. She has also provided professional development training for UNICEF (Botswana), community outreach to homeless shelters in Namibia, and served as a Visiting Scholar at the Univ. of the Western Cape in South Africa. She currently serves as a Fellow in the Office of International Studies and Programs at UMSL, and an Ambassador for the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs. Mostly recently she was in Accra, Ghana conducting research interviews and explored the nature of counseling in the region. She has taught in higher education for over 15 years and received several honors including UMSL's 2015 Trailblazer Award, the Association for Specialists in Group Work's 2015 Group Practice Award, the NCACES 2007 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award, and the 2007 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award from UMSL.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Angela D. Coker

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Department of Counseling & Family Therapy

College of Education

456 Marillac Hall

One University Boulevard

St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499

USA

Tel. (314)-516-6088

cokera@umsl.edu

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENT:

Associate Professor with Tenure (August 2011 – Present), Department of Counseling & Family Therapy, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Graduate Faculty (August 2005-Present), College of Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Multicultural Competencies (race, gender, international engagement)

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.              Educational Psychology and Counseling.  The Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. April 2001.

M.S.            Counselor Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.  August 1996.

B.A.             Liberal Arts (with an emphasis in Television and Radio).  Brooklyn College, The City University of New York.  February 1987.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) State of Missouri Division of Professional Registration Committee for Professional Counselors #2005024598

National Certified Counselor (NCC) National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. #45087

 

SPECIAL TRAINING:

CACREP Team Member Training to participate in CACREP accreditation site visits. 

October 2012- Present.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Associate Professor with Tenure – University of Missouri – St. Louis, Department of Counseling & Family Therapy. Aug. 2011 – Present.

Assistant Professor – University of Missouri – St. Louis, Department of Counseling & Family Therapy. Aug. 2005 – Aug. 2011.

Assistant Professor & Counseling Clinical Coordinator-Department of Human Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Aug. 2001 – Aug. 2005.

 

Visiting Instructor-Dept. of Human Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Joint duties also included half-time responsibilities in Student Services- Career Counseling Center). Sept. 2000 – May 2001.

 

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counseling and Student Development, Eastern Illinois

University. Aug. 1997- July 2000.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Psychology, Indiana State University. Spring 1997           

 

Adjunct Instructor, African American Studies Program, Eastern Illinois University. Spring 1997.

 

School Teacher, New York City Board of Education. New York, NY. Aug.1988-Feb. 1991.

 

AWARDS & HONORS:

Fellow (2012-Present). Office of International Studies and Programs.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Fulbright-Hays Scholar (2011). J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & U.S. Department of Education - Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Brazil).

 

Recipient (2009). Outstanding Faculty Award. College of Education, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy.  University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

 

Recipient (2009). Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Development Grant (on behalf of Psi Chapter). Greensboro, NC.

 

Participant (2008). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Research Training Program. San Diego, CA.

 

Nominee (2008), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). Professional Advancement Award.

 

Recipient (2007). Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES).

 

Recipient (2007). Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award (2007). College of Education, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy.  University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

 

Faculty Fellow (2007). Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Scholar – New Faculty Teaching Scholars Program (2007-2008). University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Recipient, Outstanding Abstract Award. (2005). Coker, A. D., Loder, T. L., Sims M. J., Collins, L., Voltz, D. L., & Coker, M. Lifting as we climb:  Six African American women explore the creation of an intellectual community. Paper presented at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Research Day, Birmingham, AL.

 

Participant (2003). The American Counseling Association Emerging Leadership Program, Anaheim, CA.

 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH/ENGAGEMENT:

External Examiner University of the Western Cape. (September 2013- Present).

 

Sabbaticant (2013).  University of Botswana – Counseling and Human Services Program.  Gaborone, Botswana.

 

Visiting Scholar (2013).  The University of the Western Cape, South Africa. 

 

Fulbright-Hays Scholar (2011). J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & U.S. Department of Education - Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Brazil).

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)

Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Member, Association for Group Specialists (ASGW)

Member, National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Member, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)

Member, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES)  

Member, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counselors (CSI)

 

Selected Publications:

Coker, A.D. & Majuta, A. R. (in press). Teaching Group Counseling in Botswana:  Two United States Trained Counselor Discuss Experiences and Share Cultural Considerations for Practice.  Journal for Specialists in Group Work.

 

Awad, G. H., Kashubeck-West, S., Bledman, R. A., Coker, A. D., Stinson, R. D., Mintz, L. B., & Taylor, D. (under review). The Role of Enculturation, Racial Identity, and Body Mass Index in the Prediction of Body Dissatisfaction in African American Women. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

 

Kashubeck-West, S., Coker, A. D., Awad, G., Hix, R., Bledman, R. A., & Mintz, L. (2013). Do Measures Commonly Used in Body Image Research Perform Adequately With African American College Women? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology,19(3), 357-368. doi: 10.1037/a0031905.  

 

Mintz, L. B., Awad, G. H., Hix, R., Bledman, R. A., Coker, A. D., Kashubeck-West, S., & Connelly, K. (2013). Weighing and body monitoring among college women: The scale number as an emotional barometer. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 27 (1), 78-91. doi: 10.1080/87568225.2013.739039

 

Coker, A. D. (2011). The voice of the voiceless:  An interview with Thelma Daley. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89, 244-249.

 

Coker, A. D., Meyer, D., Smith, R., & Price, A. (2010). Using social justice group work with young mothers who experience homelessness. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35, 220-229. doi: 1080/01933922.2010.492901

 

Enriquez, M., Cheng, A., Kelly, P. J., Witt, J., Coker, A. D., & Kashubeck-West, S. (2010). Development and feasibility of an HIV and IPV prevention intervention among low-income mothers receiving services in a Missouri child care center. Violence Against Women, 16, 560-578. doi: 10.1177/1077801210366869

 

Huang, H. & Coker, A. D. (2010). Examining issues affecting African American participation in research studies. Journal of Black Studies, 40, 619-636. doi:10.1177/0021934708317749

 

Coker, A. D., Huang, H. & Kashubeck-West, S. (2009). Research with African Americans: lessons learned about recruiting African American women. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 37, 153-165.

 

Durodoye, B. A. & Coker, A. D. (2008). Crossing cultures in marriage: Implications for counseling African American/African couples. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 30, 25-37. doi:10.1007/s10447-007-9042-9

 

Loder, T. L., Sims, M. J., Coker, A. D., Collins, L., Brooks, M., Voltz, D., & Calhoun, C. (2007,Winter). On becoming and being faculty-leaders in the field of urban education and also being African American...seems promising: Reflections from African American women and men in the academy. Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, vol.27. http://www.advancingwomen.com/awl/winter2007/Loder.htm

 

Bryant, R. M., Coker, A. D., Durodoye, B.A., McCollum, V. J., Constantine, M.G., Pack-Brown, S., & O’ Bryant, B. J. (2005). Having our say: African American women, diversity, and counseling). Journal of Counseling & Development, 83, 313-319.

 

Coker, A. D. & Bryant, R. (2003, Fall) Counseling African Americans: Understanding racial tasks and cultural values. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences - AABSS Journal, 7-18.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003). African American female adult learners. Journal of Black Studies, 33, 654-674. doi: 10.1177/0021934703033005007.

 

BOOK:

Pope, M., Pangelinan, J., & Coker, A. D. (Eds.). (2011). Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Coker, A.D., Banks, K. D., Overton, B. L., Robinson, C., & Culver, J. (in press). Group

Work with African American Women:  Using Vision Boards for Self-Reflection and

Goal-Setting. In K. Fineran, A. Nitza, B. Houltberg, H. Reynolds, & J. McCoy, (Eds.),

Work experts share their favorite activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting,

and processing (pp. xx-xx). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

 

Coker, A.D.  (in press). International career exploration. In J. DeLucia-Waack,  S. Korta, K. Maertin, E. Martin, L. Zawadzki, & F. Colvin (Eds.), School counselors share their favorite classroom guidance activities:A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp.xx-xx). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

 

Kashubeck-West, S., Saunders, K. J., & Coker, A. D. (2012). Body image. In J. J.

Robert-Mccomb and J. Clopton (Eds.), Eating disorders in women and children: 

Prevention, stress management, and treatment (2nd ed.) (pp. 163-180). Boca Raton,

FL: CRC Press.

Coker, A. D. (2011).  My “class” photo: Exploring social class consciousness.  In M. Pope, J. Pangelinan, & A. D. Coker (Eds.). Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling (pp.325-326 ). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

 

Coker, A. D., Meyer, D., Smith, R., & Price, A. (2011). Using social justice group work

with young mothers who experience homelessness. In A. Singh and C. Salazar (Eds.),

Social  Justice Group Work. (pp. 63-72). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

 

Coker, A. D. & Lemberger, M. E. (2009). Examining social privilege. In C. F. Salazar

(Ed.). Group work experts share their favorite multicultural activities: A guide to

diversity-competent choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 235-237).

Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

 

Holcomb-McCoy, C. & Coker, A. D. Cross-cultural consultation (2008).  In C. C. Lee, D. A. Burnhill, C. P. Hipolito-Delgado, M. Humphrey, O. &, M. H. Shin (Eds.), Elements of culture in counseling: Foundations & practice (pp. 177-192). Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson.

 

Coker, A. D. (2008). Thinking about self and career development:  A career group activity for girls. In L. L. Foss, J. Green, K. Wolfe-Stiltner & J. L. DeLucia-Waack (Eds.). School counselors share their favorite group activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 91-92). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

 

Coker, A.D., Loder, T.L., Sims, M., Collins, L., Voltz, D., & Coker, M. (2007). Lifting as we climb:  Six African American women reflect on creation of an intellectual community. In. R. Martin (Ed.), Transforming the academy:  Struggles and strategies for the advancement of women in higher education, Vol. II. (pp. 95-107). Tehachapi, CA: GrayMill.

 

Coker, A.D. (2006). In big mama’s house:  Intergenerational issues. In S. M. Hobson & L. A. Carlson (Eds.), Critical incidents in counseling children (pp.147-149). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

 

Coker, A. D. (2004). In response to a critical incident in group work - cutting off:  It just feels impolite. In L. E. Tyson, J. Whitledge, J. & R. Perusse (Eds.), Critical incidents in group counseling (pp. 261-263). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

 

Coker, A. D. (2004). Counseling African American women: Issues, challenges and intervention strategies.  In G.R. Walz, & R. Yep (Eds.), VISTAS: Perspectives on Counseling 2004 (pp. 129-136). Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association and Counseling Outfitters/CAPS Press.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY:

Coker, A. D. (2009). Planning for group work. In B. Erford (Ed.), The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling (pp. 242-243). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Other articles:

Coker, A.D. (November, 2013). Angela D. Coker conducts research in Gaborone, Botswana. The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs. http://67.199.126.156/detail/article.cfm?article_id=41

 

Coker, A.D. (January, 2006). African American female college students talking about career development:  Implications for guidance counselors K-12. National Career Development Association Career Convergence Web Magazine.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, December). African American women, feminism and counseling. Counseling Today, 46, 30-31.

 

GRANTS:

Grantee (2014). Gender Studies Program University of Missouri – St. Louis. ($500.00).

 

Grantee (2013). University of Missouri/University of Western Cape Linkage Program. The University of Missouri Southern African Education Program (UMSAEP). ($4225.00).

 

Grantee (2012-Present). Office of International Studies and Programs. University of Missouri – St. Louis. ($2000.00).

 

Co-Investigator. (NIH grant submitted with Drs. Maithe Enriquez, Tina Bloom, An-Lin Cheng, Angela Coker, Shirley Farrah, Rose Farnan, Patricia Kelly, Susan Kashubeck-West, Jacki Witt) CBPR approach to ending violence and HIV for Missouri women and their children (not funded).

 

Grantee (2012). Technology Innovations Grant.  University of Missouri – St. Louis ($500.00)

 

Grantee (2010) Office of Research Administration. Smalls Grant Competition (funded $1000.00)

 

Grantee (2008-2009). The Intersections of Technology and Service-learning: Enhancing Counseling Students’ Learning and Professional Identity.  Innovations in Technology and Teaching Grant, University of Missouri – St. Louis (funded $2500.00).

 

Recipient (2009). Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Development Grant (on behalf of Psi chapter). Greensboro, NC.

 

Co-Investigator (submitted with Drs. Rhonda M. Bryant & Delila Owens (February, 2008). 21st Century School Counseling Supervision: Are We Addressing National Standards? Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). (funded, $1176.00).

 

Grantee. Service-Learning Grant (2007). Center for Teaching and Learning. University of Missouri – St. Louis (funded $500.00).

 

Co-Investigator (Submitted with Drs. Maithe Enriquez, Patricia Kelly, The University of Missouri – Kansas City and Susan Kashubeck-West, & Sharon Johnson, The University of Missouri – St. Louis). Reducing HIV Infection and IPV in Low-Income African-American and Hispanic Women.   This grant was submitted to the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) as a R01 AIDS-related grant (not funded).

 

Co-Investigator (Submitted with Drs. Maithe Enriquez, Patricia Kelly The University of Missouri – Kansas City and Susan Kashubeck-West, & Kim Steiglietz, The University of Missouri – St. Louis), National Institute for Health (NIH) – P20 Health Disparities Grant: Empowering African American and Latina Women Against HIV/AIDS – 500,000 – (Oct., 2006 – not funded).

 

Co-Investigator (Submitted with Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, The University of Maryland, College Park), Female Counselor Educators seeking tenure and motherhood: A content analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). (April, 2005 – funded $750.00).

 

Principal Investigator (Submitted with Dr. Jane Roy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham), Health Risk Behaviors of School Teachers. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Development Grant Program (May 2004 – funded $10,000.00).

 

Principal Investigator, Counseling African American Women. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Vice President’s Office of Diversity and Equity (funded 4,000.00 – May 2003).

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS/TALKS (MADE BY SPECIAL INVITATION):

Coker, A.D. (2013, September). Counseling Across Cultures: Trends and Practices. University of Namibia Annual Educational Conference, Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July). SisterScholars-in-Training:  A Support Group for African American Students to Promote Academic and Personal Development of Women Students. University of the Western Cape.  Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July). Counseling Women Across the Lifespan. University of the Western Cape.  Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July).  Developing International Partnerships through Collaborative Linking. University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July). Understanding Basic Counseling Skills.  Hope Village – A homeless shelter for children.  Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July).  Facilitating Wellness and Basic Counseling Skills.  Friendly Haven – Homeless Shelter for Women and Children.  Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, July). Developing Cultural Competence through International Engagement.  University of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, June). Promoting wellness:  A discussion for helping professionals. United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Gaborone, Botswana.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, June). GabzFM.  Special Guest Speaker on Baralong Seboni’s radio talkshow: Thinking out aloud. Gaborone, Botswana.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, May). Keynote Speaker. The role of women in today’s society. Convention for Female Students 2013, Gaborone Technical College, Gaborone, Botswana.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, April). The Importance of International Collaboration. New Perspectives Conference, Gaborone, Botswana.

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Peer-Reviewed):

Coker, A.D. & Mokgolodi, H. (2014, March). Counseling in Botswana:  Current research and practice from professional counselors in the field. The American Counseling Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

Gonzalez, T., Coker, A., Bowles, S.S. & Dorsey, K. (2014, March). Building Counseling Awareness and Connections in Your Community. The American Counseling Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

Coker, A. D., Williams, R. W., Reicherzer, Yznaga, S., Bryant, R. M., Schulz, L., Williams, J., & Keller, P. (2012, March). Counseling Immigrant Populations: Research, Practice, and Advocacy. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Talleyrand, R., Coker, A. D., Day-Vines, N., Gordon, A.D., & Daquin, J. (2012, March). The African American Female Experience: Perceptions of Self, Body Image and Overall Appearance Program. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Coker, A. D. (2011, October).Using a Fulbright-Hays Travel Abroad Grant to Enhance Cultural Competence and Professional Identity as a Counselor Educator.  The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Nashville, TN.

 

Coker, A. D., Williams, R. W., Chung, R. C-Y, Reicherzer, S., Yznaga, S., Bryant, R. M., Schulz, L., Williams, J., & Keller, P. (2011, March). ACA Human Rights Committee Special Symposium on Counseling Immigrants: Awareness and Advocacy. The American Counseling Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Coker, A. D., Day-Vines, N., Bryant, R. M., & Butler, K. (2011, March). Social Justice Advocacy: Counselors Respond to Precious. The American Counseling Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Pope, M., Pangelinan, J. S., & Coker, A. D. (2011, March). Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Competence in Counseling. The American Counseling Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Coker, A. D.  (2009, October).Incorporating technology into service-learning activities: A training model to enhance students’ learning, multicultural competencies, and professional identity. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. San Diego, CA.

 

Bryant, R. M., Owens, D., & Coker, A. D.  (2009, October). 21st Century School Counseling Supervision: Are We Addressing National Standards? Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. San Diego, CA.

 

Bryant, B. & Coker, A. D. (2009, March). Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Showcase. American Counseling Association Annual Conference.  Charlotte, NC.

 

Coker, A. D.  & Huang, H.  (2009, March). Culture, Connections and Counseling:  A comparative look at African American and Asian American Women. American Counseling Association Annual Conference.  Charlotte, NC.

 

Bryant, R. M., Owens, D. & Coker, A. D.(2009, March). 21st Century School Counseling Supervision: Are We Addressing National Standards. American Counseling Association Annual Conference.  Charlotte, NC.

 

Mintz, L., Awad, G., Hix, R., Bledman, R. A., Coker, A. D., & Kashubeck-West, S. (2008, August). Weighing and Body-Monitoring Behaviors among Women and Their Psychological Impacts. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

 

Kashubeck-West, S., Coker, A. D., Awad, G., Hix, R., Bledman, R. A., & Mintz, L.  (2008, August). Psychometric Evaluation of Body Image Measures in African American women. American Psychological Association Annual Conference.  Boston, MA.

 

Awad., G., Bledman, R. A., Coker, A. D., Hix, R., Kashubeck-West, S. & Mintz, L. (2008, August). The Effect of Acculturation on African-American Body Image.  American Psychological Association Annual Conference.  Boston, MA.

 

Coker, A. D. & Pope, M. (2007, October).Counseling African Men on the Down Low:  Considerations for Individual and Couples Therapy. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES). Columbus, OH.

 

Coker, A. D., Meyer, D., Smith, R. & Price, A. (2007, October). Group Work with Homeless African American Women.  Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES). Columbus, OH.

  

Martin, R., Andrzejewki, J. R., Alessio, J. C., Watters, K.., Guilfoyle, K., Hackney, C. E., Land, L. D., Coker, A. D., McCall, A. L., Green, A. L., & Philipsen, M. L. (2007, April). Transforming the Academy:  Struggles and Strategies of Women in Higher Education. The American Educational Research Association Meeting (AERA). Chicago, IL.

 

Bryant, R.M. & Coker, A. D. (2007, March).  Counseling Women across the Lifespan: Feminist and Counseling Considerations (Learning Institute). American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.

 

Loder, T., Brooks, M., Calhoun, C., Collins, L., Sims, M. J., Coker, A. D. (2006, November). On Being African-American Faculty-Leaders in Urban Education...Seems Promising. National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Annual International Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Coker, A. D., Butler, K., Bryant, R., Edwards, Y., Bryan, J., McCollum, V. (2006, April). HIV/AIDS and the African American Community: How can counseling be used to address this issue? An update from the field. American Counseling Association, Canadian Counselling Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Quebec.

 

Daniels, J., Pack-Brown, S., D’Andrea, M., Coker, A. D., Meyer, D., Schulte, D., Ivey, A., Toperek, R., Tosada, T., & Perez-Viera, P. (2006, April). Describing exemplary practices in promoting multicultural counseling and advocacy competence: Research supported endeavors. American Counseling Association, Canadian Counselling Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Quebec.

 

Holcomb-McCoy, C. & Coker, A. D. (2006, April). Counselor Educators Seeking Motherhood and Tenure: A Content Analysis (Poster Session).American Counseling Association, Canadian Counselling Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Quebec.

 

Coker, A. D. (2005, October) The Impact of Race, Class, and Gender on the Lives of Diverse Clients: Reflections from the field.  Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES). Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Coker, A. D., Holcomb-McCoy, C., Day-Vines, N., Bryan, J., & Bryant, R.M. (2005, October). (M)othering and Counselor Education:  Women of Color Discuss Balancing Responsibilities and Stereotypes (Roundtable Discussion). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES). Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Coker, A. D., Loder, T. L., Sims, M., Collins, L., Voltz, D. & Coker, M. (2005, April)

Lifting as We Climb: African American Women Faculty Create an Intellectual Community Against the Odds. The American Educational Research Association Meeting (AERA). Montreal, Quebec.

 

Coker, A. D. (2005, April). Qualitative Research with African American College Women (Poster Session). The American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA). Atlanta, GA.

 

Coker, A. D., Ellis, C., Bryant, R., Holcomb-McCoy, C., Covington Rush, L., & Butler, K. Morris-Billings, M.(2005, April). A Roundtable Discussion on HIV/AIDS and the African American Community: How can counseling be used to address this issue? The American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA). Atlanta, GA.

 

Coker, A. D., Loder, T. L., Sims, M., Collins, L., Voltz, D. & Coker, M.  (2004, October). Lifting as we climb: Six African American women explore the creation of an intellectual community. The 30th Annual Fall Conference of the Research on Women and Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association, Cleveland, OH.

 

Coker, A. D. & Durodoye, B. (2004, April). Counseling African American Women: Issues Challenges, and Interventions. American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA). Kansas City, MO.

 

Durodoye, A. & Coker, A. D. (2004, April). African Americans and Africans:  Understanding Intercultural Dynamics in Counseling. American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA).  Kansas City, MO.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, November). Counseling African American Women Dealing with Sexual or Reproductive Health Issues.  The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health & Sexual Rights National Conference. Atlanta, GA.

 

Bryant, R., Coker, A. D., Constantine, M., Durodoye, B., McCollum, V., O’ Bryant, B., & Pack-Brown, S. (2003, March). Having Our Say: African American Women, Diversity, and Counseling.  The American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA). Anaheim, CA. 

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, February). African American Women and the Utilization of Counseling Services.  The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Sixth Annual Meeting (AABSS). Las Vegas, NV.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, February). Race, Class, and Gender: African American Female Learners in Higher Education. The Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality: The Power of Intersectionality Conference at Miami University, Oxford, OH.

 

Bryant, R., Coker, A. D. (2002, October). African American Women, Diversity, and Supervisors: Celebrating Our Past While Shaping our Future. The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference (ACES).  Park City, UT.

 

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Peer-Reviewed):

Coker, A. D. (2012). Enhancing Cultural and International Knowledge: A Counselor Educator travels to Brazil on a Fulbright-Hays Award. North Central ACES conference. Kansas City, MO.

 

Coker, A. D., Overton, B., Banks, K. & Robinson, C. (2012). SisterScholars-in-Training: A Support Group for African American Female Students. North Central ACES conference. Kansas City, MO.

 

Coker, A. D. (2010). A Counselor’s Response to Precious. North Central ACES Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Coker, A. D., Shurbert, A., Deitz, C., McCauley, J., & Ryan, E. (2010). Chi Sigma Iota Student Involvement: Promoting Research and Supervision in Counselor Education (A Roundtable Discussion). North Central ACES Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2009, September). Service-Learning, Technology, and Counselor Education: Opportunities to Enhance Student Learning and Professional Identity, at the Fifth Annual Missouri Campus Compact Statewide Conference. Jefferson City, MO.

 

Coker, A. D., Huang, H, & Kashubeck-West, S. (2009, February). The Recruitment and Retention of African American Research Participants: Lessons Learned in the Field Conducting Body Image Research with African American Women. The Seventh Qualitative Research Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

 

Coker, A. D., Kashubeck-West, S. & Huang, H. (2008, October). Conducting Body Image Research with African American College Women:  Considerations in Methodology.  North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Coker, A. D. Burns, M., & Marler, K. (2008, October). Enhancing Professional Identity, Multicultural Competencies, and Client Advocacy Through Service Learning. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Cohen, M., Coker, A. D. , Moehrle, S., Miller, J. Peterman, S. (2007, November). Effective Teaching: Tips from UMSL's 2007 Campus Award Winners. Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. & Meyer, D. (2006, October). Examining Counselor Education Doctoral Research Trends: Advocacy for the Profession. North Central ACES annual conference.  Kansas City, MO.

 

Coker, A. D.  & Frazier, M. (2004, November). One Potata, Two Potata, Three Potata, Four:  African American Girls and the Development of Positive Self-Esteem and Body Image. Alabama Counseling Association 38th Annual Conference. Huntsville, AL.

 

Morris-Billings, M. & Coker, A. D. (2004, November). Counseling African American College Students. Alabama Counseling Association 38th Annual Conference. Huntsville, AL.

 

Elliot, G., Anderson, G., Stowe, A. & Coker, A. D. (2004, November). Creating Safe Spaces for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Our Schools and Colleges: An Update from the Field. The Alabama Counseling Association 38th Annual Conference. Huntsville, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2004, September). Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Principles of Empowerment:  Promoting the Use of Counseling in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among African American Female Populations.  The Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES).  Athens, GA.

 

Sheets, P., Coker, A. D., & Tyson, L.E. (2004, September). Managing a mid-size Counselor Education Program with Three Faculty Members. The Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES). Athens, GA.

 

Coker, A. D. & Moore, J. (2003, November). Multicultural Counseling & Development: Learning Across Differences. The Alabama Counseling Association 37th Annual Conference.  Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, November). Counseling African American Women. The Alabama Counseling Association 37th Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL.

 

Elliot, G., Anderson, G., Stowe, A. & Coker, A. D. (2003, November). Creating Safe Spaces for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Our Schools and Colleges. The Alabama Counseling Association 37th Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, September).  Genderized Racial Tasks:  Factors Related to the Development of Positive Self-Esteem in African American Teenage Girls. The Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (SACES).  Chattanooga, TN.

 

Coker, A. D. (2003, September). Working with African American women in focus groups:  Some therapeutic Outcomes (Poster Session). The Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (SACES). Chattanooga, TN.

 

Coker, A. D. (2002, November). Racial Tasks of African American Clients: Understanding Historical Cultural Values as a Means of Developing Appropriate Counseling Interventions.  The Alabama Counseling Association 36th Annual Conference. Mobile, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2002, March). Counseling African Americans: Understanding Cultural Barriers and Historical Self-help Strategies as a Means of Developing Appropriate Counseling Interventions. The Southern History of Education Society (SHOES) Conference. Birmingham, AL.

 

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS MADE BY INVITATION:

Coker, A.D. (2014, April). Counseling Across Cultures: Understanding and Valuing Indigenous Practices through a Survey of Counseling in Botswana. Department of Psychology. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A.D. (2013, September). Group Work with Homeless Populations. St. Patrick’s Center. St. Louis, MO.

 

Cochran, J., Coker, A.D., & Eiman, A.  (2012, October). Bridges to International Education Series:  Fulbright Grant Opportunities and Experiences.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2012, October).  Developing Cultural Competence in Adult Education. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2010, April). Service-Learning in Action:  Implementing Service-Learning into Counselor Education. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2010, February). Understanding and Appreciating Diversity. Kingdom House. St. Louis, MO.

 

Coker, A. D. (2009, September). Developing Multicultural Competencies as a Helping Professional.  Guest Lecture in College of Social Work, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2009, April). Counseling African American Clients. The Black Faculty and Staff Association. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2008, September).  Integrating Service-Learning. Center for Teaching and Learning.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. & Calhoun, R. (2008, April). A Woman’s Worth – Having Value Added Relationships. GEAR UP Program.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2008, February). Empowering Young Women’s Conference. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2007, November). Empowering Young Women’s Conference. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2007, October).  Counseling African American Clients.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis Counseling Center.

 

Coker, A. D. (2007, September). Creating a Culture of Connection: An Introduction to

Relational Cultural Theory.  Empowering Young Women Counselor Connection Conference.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. & Lemberger, M. E. (2007, July). Exploring Social Privilege. Career Transitions Program.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D. (2007, March). The Beauty of Being Me:  Celebrating Young Women.  Empowering Young Women Conference.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A.D. (2006, November). The Beauty of Being Me:  Celebrating Young Women.  The Empowering Young Women Conference.  University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Arredondo, P. & Coker, A.D. (2006, September). Counseling in a Multicultural Society.  The Missouri Counseling Association, St. Louis, MO.

 

Coker, A. D. (2006, July). Counseling African American Clients. The University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A.D. (2006, February). Genderized Racial Tasks:  Factors Related to the Development of Positive Self-Esteem in African American Teenage Girls.  Teaching African American Studies in Our Schools.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Coker, A. D., Loder, T. L., Sims, M., Collins, L., Voltz, D. & Coker, M. (2005, April)

Lifting as We Climb: African American Women Faculty Create an Intellectual Community Against the Odds. Minority Research Day.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Coker, A. D. (2005, February).  Diversity awareness and development: What’s in it for you? Presentation made at Birmingham Southern College. Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2005, February). Gender Issues for Counselors. Presentation to be made at The Alabama Counseling Association Chapter IV- Building Bridges Workshop. Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2004, February). Multicultural Competencies:  What are counselors to do? Presentation made at the Alabama Counseling Association Chapter IV- Building Bridges Workshop. Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2002, April). GLBT Developmental Tasks for African American Students. Presentation made for GLBT Safe Zone Training. The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Birmingham, AL.

 

Coker, A. D. (2001, May). Women’s Issues in the Workplace.  Workshop presented at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Career Center), Birmingham, AL.

 

EDUCATIONAL AND TEACHING TOOLS DEVELOPED

Producer, Counseling African American Clients (2006).  A multicultural counseling demonstration tape illustrating therapeutic strategies and interventions (running time: 17 mins)

 

Narrator, Black Studies, USA. (2005). This documentary highlights the creation of Black Studies in Colleges and Universities that began in the 1960’s. www.filmbaby.com/films/2226

(running time: 45 mins)

 

CITED IN:

Mitchell, M. (2014, March). A researcher’s narrative of Botswana. http://www.multiculturalcounseling.org/amcd_newsletter_spring_2014/HTML/#22

 

Shallcross, L. (2013, September). Multicultural competence: A continual pursuit. Counseling Today, 56 (3), 34-35.

 

Rudow, H. (2013, July). Studying counseling and building cultural competence in Botswana.

http://ct.counseling.org/2013/07/studying-counseling-and-building-cultural-competence-in-botswana/

 

(2013, April). Global Post e-paper. Counsellors urged to collaborate. http://www.epaperglobalpost.com/Details.aspx?id=1205&boxid=94542640

 

Rudow, H. (2011, October). Counselor discovers that enhanced worldview can help clients at home. http://ct.counseling.org/2011/10/counselor-discovers-that-enhanced-worldview-can-help-clients-at-home/

 

Meadows, M. (2007, February).  Counseling Counselors of African Americans. http://www.blackpressusa.com/news/Article.asp?SID=3&Title=National+News&NewsID=11946

 

Meadows, M. (2007, January). Freud didn’t study us:  UMSL teaches culturally competent counseling.  The St. Louis American, p. A1, A7.

 

Curry, Y. (2006, October). UMSL and counseling association get multicultural.  The St. Louis American, p. A3.

 

Byrne, J. (2004, March). Get results from job interviews through preparation. Engineering Times, p.6.

 

Connell, L. (2003, May 31). Divided we learn. Birmingham Post-Herald, pp. C1, C3.

 

Clemow, R. (2003, August 1). Summit uses reach of hip-hop to empower. Birmingham Post-Herald, p. B2.

 

Brown, B. S. (2003, November 2). Relaxed vs. natural. The Birmingham News, pp. 1E, 12E.

 

MEDIA NOTATIONS:

(2011, June 9) St. Louis American.  People on the Move. Angela Coker selected to go abroad. http://www.stlamerican.com/business/people_on_the_move/article_d1466b7c-9222-11e0-81a5-001cc4c03286.html

 

(2010, January 24). WGNU 920 AM.  Talk St. Louis, MO. The Craig Riggins Show. Mental health and African Americans.

 

(2004, May 21). “Inside Detroit,” with host, Mildred Gaddis.  African American women and the spread of HIV/AIDS. On WCHB 1200 AM, Talk Radio.  Detroit, MI.

 

(2004, May 19). “Your community/Your health,” with host Don Solomon.  African American women and mental health. WJLD 1400 AM, Birmingham, AL.

 

(2004, April 29). “Perspectives on the Move,” with host Bennie Myles Russell.

African American women, mental health and depression.  Cox Radio 1610AM, Birmingham, AL.

 

EDITORIAL WORK:

Reviewer. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (May 2014 - Present).

 

Guest Reviewer, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (2009).

 

Guest Reviewer, Violence Against Women (2010).

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal for Specialists in Group Work (2005 – 2008)

 

Book Reviewer (2007). Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2008). Groups: Process and practice (8th ed.) Brooks/Cole.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Mid-western Regional Representative.  Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). July 2013 – Present).

 

Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee, American Counseling Association. (2009 – 2012).

 

Co-Member-at-Large Elect 2011-2012, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2011-2012).

 

Secretary-Elect 2010-2011, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

 

Chi Sigma Iota Faculty Advisor – Psi Chapter University of Missouri – St. Louis. (2008 - 2012).

 

Reviewer, Program proposal reviewer for the 2009 ACES conference. San Diego, CA. (2009).

 

Reviewer, Program proposal reviewer for ACA conference (2005 - Present).

 

Member, American Counseling Association (ACA) Research and Knowledge Committee. (2003-2006).

 

Faculty Advisor, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International - Zeta Chapter, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2003- 2005).

 

Reviewer,  Served as a program proposal reviewer for individual paper presentations. American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Montreal, Canada (2004).

 

Reviewer, Served as a program proposal reviewer for individual paper presentations. National Multicultural Summit and Conference, Hollywood, CA (2004).

 

Judge, Chi Sigma Iota National Student Advocacy Poster Presentation (2004). 

 

Session Facilitator, An Individual Process and Procedure Counseling Model for Meeting the Changing Demographics and Diverse Needs of the 21st Century.  Presented by Beverly O’ Bryant, Ph.D., Bowie State University at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Sixth Annual Meeting (AABSS). Las Vegas, Nevada. (2003).

 

DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE SERVICE (University of Missouri – St. Louis):

Member/Chair, Faculty Affairs Council.  2009 – 2012.

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator. Aug. 2006 – Present.

 

Professional Development Organizer & Session Facilitator, Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Workshop (Spring, 2010).

 

Coordinator, On-Site Supervisor’s Orientation Meeting (2008 – Present).

 

Member, Faculty Search Committee, University of Missouri – St. Louis (2006; 2007; 2009)

 

Member, Admission’s Committee, University of Missouri – St. Louis (Masters & Doctoral) 2005 - Present

      

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Reviewer, University of Missouri Research Board. (2014).

 

Special Project Developer:  Access to Success (A2S) Minority Retention Program: Sisterscholars-in-Training.  Developed a group program for African American women focused on intellectual identity development (Sept. 2011- Present).



Faculty Affiliate, Center for Gender Studies.  University of Missouri – St. Louis. Sept. 2013 – Present.

 

Member, Student Conduct Committee 2012-2013.

 

College of Education Commencement Marshall. May 2012. University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

Panelist, Multicultural Resource Center’s Graduate Program. April 2011.

 

Member, Faculty Teaching & Service Awards, Fall 2010 – Present.

 

Member, Promotion of Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Fall 2010 – Present.

 

Member-At-Large, Faculty Affairs Council. University of Missouri – St. Louis September 2008- Present.

 

Member, Committee on Student Affairs. University of Missouri – St. Louis (2007 – 2009).

 

Member, Faculty Grievance Committee. University of Missouri – St. Louis August 2006 – 2007.

 

Member, Graduate Education Curriculum Committee. University of Missouri – St. Louis September 2005 – 2008.

 

Clinical Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Education Counselor Education program. Organize and coordinate graduate student site placement for clinical training and supervision (August 2001 – June 2005).

 

Faculty Diversity Program Developer (2004). Developed a pilot university-wide faculty diversity program designed to teach faculty how to manage emotionally-charged diversity discussions in the classroom. The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Chair, School of Education Faculty Professional Development Committee, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, October, 2004 – June 2005.

 

Member, School of Education Faculty Professional Development Committee, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, August 2002 – June 2005.

 

Member, School of Education Diversity Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jan. 2005 – Aug. 2005.

 

Member, Advisory Broad of University of Alabama at Birmingham Safe Zone for GLBT. Jan. 2005 – Aug. 2005.

 

Member, Search Committee for Counselor Education Faculty . University of Alabama at Birmingham (2004).

 

Trainer & Committee Member, Safe Zone Project GLBT - The University of Alabama at Birmingham. April 2002- May 2004.

 

Participant, ESL The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education 2003.

 

Commencement Marshall, School of Education. University of Alabama at Birmingham. Fall 2002 & Spring 2003.

 

Program Designer & Coordinator, The Eastern Connection Mentoring Program. Eastern Illinois University, January '97 – August 98. 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Group Facilitator, Putting your Best Foot Forward St. Patrick Center. St. Louis, MO. September 2013.

 

Co-Presenter (along with Joy Hathaway & Jerisha Rutlin).  Exploring Career Development. Community Women Against Hardship, St. Louis, MO. April 2012.

 

Developer & Session Facilitator, Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Workshop. St. Louis, MO. April 2010 – Present.

 

Planning Committee Member, Young Women’s Empowerment Conference, St. Louis, MO (2007 – 2008).

 

Planning Committee Member, St. Louis African American Healthy Marriages Initiative Regional Conference (2007).

 

Guest Speaker, (2007, April). Career and Personal Development for Girls: Considerations and Discussions. Parkway North High School. St. Louis, MO.

 

Guest Speaker, (2007, February).  Exploring African American Culture. Boeing Defense Contract Management Agency’s Black History Program. St. Louis, MO.

 

Guest Speaker, (2007, February). Africans in America:  Psychological Strengths and Mental Health Challenges. Blacks in Government African American History Program and Training Seminar. St. Louis, MO.

 

Guest Speaker, (2007, February). Working with African American Youth.  St. Louis Public School – Professional Development Day. St. Louis, MO.

 

Guest Speaker, (2007, March).  Career Exploration and Planning. The University of Missouri - St. Louis Bridge Program. University of Missouri – St. Louis.

 

Board Member (2006). The Haven of Grace Residential Facility for Women and Children.

 

Panelist (August, 2006) Missouri Black Expo Community Education Forum. St. Louis, MO.

 

Personal Growth Group Facilitator (2006), The Haven of Grace Residential Facility for Women and Children. St. Louis, MO.

 

Keynote Speaker, (2005, December). Diversity: What’s in it for you? The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference.  Birmingham, AL.

 

Guest Speaker, (2003, February). Counseling African American Clients.  Presentation made at the Racial Ethnic Multicultural Network (REM Invitational XVI) – Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Birmingham, AL.

 

Keynote Speaker (2004, October).  Keynote Address given at the Oasis Women’s Counseling Center’s Self Image: From the Inside, Out Workshop. McWane Center, Birmingham, AL.

 

Guest Speaker, (2004, June). Goal-setting and women’s development. Presentation made at the Leading Edge Institute’s Summer Meeting. Columbiana, AL.

 

Guest Speaker, (2002, May). At-risk youth. Presentation made at the Second Annual Youth & Family Non-Violence Summit. Birmingham, AL.

 

Faculty & Reflection Group Leader, The Leading Edge Initiative. Auburn, AL. May 2001 – June 2003. Provide mentoring, group facilitation, and leadership development to young women in colleges across Alabama. The Leading Edge Initiative is a Kellogg foundation program designed to expose emerging women leaders to the opportunities and challenges of community and political leadership.

 

Member, Birmingham Area Governor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities. May 2003 – Aug. 2005.

 

DOCTORAL COMMITTEES:

The University of Missouri – St. Louis (Department of Counseling and Family Therapy)

·     Hsin-hsin Huang (Counseling and Family Therapy, Advisor & Co-Dissertation Chair) Combat exposure, agency, perceived threat, guilt, and posttraumatic stress disorder among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Completed 2011.

 

·     Petra Blum (Counseling and Family Therapy, Advisor & Dissertation Chair)

 

·     Rachelle D. Smith (Counseling and Family Therapy, Committee Member) Counseling Religious African Americans: Implications for a Social Justice Model of Intervention. Completed 2013.

 

·     Denise K. Sommers (Counseling and Family Therapy, Committee Member) The development of multicultural counseling competencies by utilizing service learning. Completed 2008.

 

·     Kathy Kufskie (Counseling and Family Therapy, Committee Member) Family Functioning and Parental Divorce as Predictors of Attachment Styles and Sexual Attitudes in College Students. Completed 2009.

 

·     Christopher Sullivan (Counseling and Family Therapy, Dissertation Member) Predictors of Acculturative Stress for International Students in the United States. Completed Dec. 2010.

 

·     Patricia Keller (Counseling and Family Therapy, Advisor & Dissertation Chair)

 

·     Lelia Flagg (Counseling and Family Therapy, Committee Member)

 

·     Mariaimeė Muñiz Gonzalez (Counseling and Family Therapy, Committee Member) Voices from Behind Bars: A Working Alliance? Completed Dec. 2012.

 

·     Teresa L. Mareschal (Adult Education, Committee Member) Adult Jewish Women’s Motivations for Participation in Adult Jewish Education. Completed Dec. 2012.

 

·     Ameer Ali (Adult Education, Committee Member)

 

International External Reviewer:

·     University of the Western Cape, Department of Psychology. Masters Thesis: Tshinondiwa Ramaite’s South African female individuals’ perceptions and experiences of their gender and leadership roles. (2013).

 

·     University of Botswana, Department of Educational Foundations – Counselling and Human Services. Masters Thesis: Nokuthula Mabuza’s Provision of Psychosocial Support to Secondary Students Sexually Abused by Teachers in Swaziland. (2013).