Education: Ph.D. - Counseling and Guidance, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Certification and Licenses: National Certified Counselor . Licensed Professional Counselor-Wisconsin . National Certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor.
Clinical Areas of Interest: Self esteem; self efficacy; relationship issues; career counseling; effect of work and leisure on mental health from a life-span perspective; multicultural issues in counseling and clinical supervision; developmentally-based counseling issues, particularly for students in post-secondary institutions.
Research Areas of Interest: Career development; effect of work on mental health, especially for culturally diverse populations; multicultural issues in counseling and clinical supervision
Service Work – University/Community: UWW Graduate Council, College of Education and Department Committees . Served two three-year terms on the national Career Development Quarterly Editorial Board . Reviewer, National Career Development Association Professional Competency Standards . Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Reviewer for Higher education textbooks in Career Development and Multicultural Counseling for publishers . Volunteer counseling services to couples in a local church.
Teaching Philosophy: My approach to teaching is student-centered. I believe it is important to empower and challenge students to actively take responsibility for their learning. My role is that of a facilitator, providing an inviting and supportive environment that recognizes and respects students’ views while encouraging critical thinking and risk taking to foster growth . I enjoy travelling down the “learning lane” with my students.
Interests Outside of School: Leisure reading, listening to music, dancing, traveling, public/international affairs
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself and love yourself.”