Faculty Biographies

Photo of Jetaun BaileyJetaun Bailey, EdD LPC-S (Assistant Professor)

Research interests: Counseling development and training intertwined with color psychology and qualitative research particularly ethnography and narrative.

Courses Taught:

  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Clinical Internship I/II
  • Group Dynamics

Education:

  • B.S. Marketing , Alabama A&M University
  • M.S. Counseling, Alabama State University
  • EdD Professional Counseling and Supervision, University of West Georgia

Leatha Bennett, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Research interests: Racial Micro-aggressions, Early language development, School readiness

Courses Taught:

  • Lifespan Developmental
  • Personality Theories
  • Learning Theories

Education:

  • B.S. Psychology, Tougaloo College
  • M.S. Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. Washington State University

Sharon Brown, Ph.D., CRC (Associate Professor)

Research Interests: Anxiety and Depression Amongst College Students, School-Aged Youth with Learning Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Postsecondary Education and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Vocational Assessment

Education:

  • B.A. Rehabilitation Services
  • M.Ed. Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Services

Janelle Carter-Robinson, Ph.D., ALC (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests: Transgenerational trauma within the Black community, effects of racism and discrimination, counseling African American elders

Courses Taught:

  • Personality & Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Counseling Diverse Populations

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Tennessee State University
  • M.S. Professional Counseling, Carlow University
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Duquesne University

Photo of Dr. Tonya DavisTonya Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCSP (Assistant Professor)

Program Coordinator

Research Interests: Psychological /Psychoeducational Assessment, Biometrics, Health disparities, Technology/Virtual Reality Interventions and Mental Health, Strength-based coaching

Education

  • B.S. Sociology, Auburn University
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, Alabama A&M University
  • M.A. Educational Psychology/School Psychometry, University of Alabama
  • Ph.D. School Psychology-, University of Alabama

Courses Taught:

  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Personality Assessment

Photo of Dr. Bryan GereBryan Gere, PhD., CRC (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests: Fiscal management of vocational rehabilitation agencies, disparities in public health among ethnic minorities, underserved populations, and rural populations, addictions and co-occurring mental health, and HIV/AIDS.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Southern Illinois, University Carbondale
  • M.S Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
  • MBA Management, Rivers State University

Courses Taught:

  • Research in Psychology
  • Medical Aspects of Disabilities

Photo of Everton McIntosh, Ph.D.Everton McIntosh, Ph.D. (Professor)

Research Interests: Impersonal attraction, Romantic jealousy, Research methodology,

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Oakwood University
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, Alabama A&M University
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, Howard University

Courses Taught:

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Experimental Psychology
  • History & Systems

Daniel Upchurch Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests: Strengthening African-American communities, Gender Identity & Bullying

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Alabama A&M University
  • M.S. Human Development & Family Studies, Alabama A&M University
  • Ph.D. School Psychology- Tennessee State University

Courses Taught:

  • Educational Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Individual Testing