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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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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. Kristy LaMarKristy LaMar, Ph. D. (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests: Media Influence on Self-Efficacy & Self-Esteem of Black Women; Hair Texture Consciousness; Confirmatory & Exploratory Factor Analysis comparison of the MEIM; Religiosity as a means of coping and survival; Relational Longevity


  • A.S. Photography, Oakwood University
  • B.S. English, Oakwood University
  • M.A. General Psychology, Adelphi University
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, Andrews University
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Andrews University


Photo of Everton McIntosh, Ph.D.

Everton McIntosh, Ph.D. (Professor)

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


  • 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

 Adrienne Parham, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Organizational Development/Consumer Motivation, Qualitative Measures of Intimacy & Infidfelity in Marriage, Implications of Social Desirability and Impacts of Social Media Networks


  • B.S. Psychology, Oakwood University
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, Alabama A&M University
  • Ed. D. Counseling Psychology


Shatoi Scott, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Research Interests: Rehabilitation Counselor Wellness, Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Mentorship Impact on Counselor Trainee Efficacy


  • B.A. Psychology, North Carolina A&T University
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, North Carolina A&T University
  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling Education, North Carolina A&T Univeristy