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Stacia Robertson

Associate Professor 

Education

Education

PhD Doctorate 

2003
The Pennsylvania State University

Counseling Psychology 

M.Sc

1995
University of Illinois

Rehabilitation Counseling 

B.Sc

1988
Illinois State University

Work History

Work History

Associate Professor

2009 - Present
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration Program, Rehabilitation Institute

Coordinator

2014 - Present
Rehabilitation Institute
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration(Master's Degree Program) Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services Program

2014 - Present
Rehabilitation Institute
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services Program(Bachelor's Degree Program) Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation and Disability

2012 - 2013
Rehabilitation Institute 
Adjunct Professor, Program, Comprehensive System of Personnel Development(CSPD)-Distance Education Course

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counselor

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
Rehabilitation Institute 
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program

Instructor, Rehabilitation Counselor

2004 - 2009
Rehabilitation Institute 
Instructor, Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program

Intern

2003 - 2006
Professional Psychology
Intern

Professional Psychology Post Doctorate Whittaker, T., & Robertson

2002 - 2004
Professional Psychology Post Doctorate Whittaker, T., & Robertson

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

2001 - 2002
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Intern

Career Counselor, Career Services

2001 - 2002
The Pennsylvania State University
Career Counselor, Career Services

Ftcap Advisor

Jul 1999 - Jul 2000
Division of Undergraduate Studies Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services
FTCAP Advisor, First-Year Testing, Counseling and Advising Program The Pennsylvania State University

Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services

1999 - 2000
The Pennsylvania State University Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services
Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services

Certifications

Certifications

Certification of Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC)

1995 - Present
Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate 

Publications 

Books

Flowers, C. R., Soldner, J., & Robertson, S. L. (Eds.). (2015). Counseling Supervision and Administrative Practices in Allied Health Professions. Osage Beach, MO: Jason D. Andrew, Aspen Professional Services.

Crimando, W. & Robertson, S. L. (Eds.). (in preparation). Utilizing Community Resources: An Overview of Human Services (2nd Ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press

Articles in Professional Journals:

Robertson, S. (2011). Best Practices and Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice, 1(4), 42-57.

Boston, Q., Vaughn, M., Pitt, J., Soldner, J. L., Turner-Whittaker, T., & Robertson, S. (2011). Promoting multicultural competencies in early career rehabilitation counsellor supervisors. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling, 17, 36 – 45.

Boston, Q., Vaughn, M., Robertson, S., Fuerth, K. M., & Baldwin, B. (2011). Multicultural counseling and cultural beliefs in rehabilitation counseling: Implications for practice and advocacy. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 4, 35-42.

Leone, J., Fetro, J., Kittleson, M., Welshimer, K., Partridge, J., & Robertson, S. (2011). Predictors of adolescent male body image dissatisfaction: Implications for negative health practices and consequences for school health from a regional representative sample. Journal of School Health, 81, 174-184.

Robertson, S. L., Rankin, C., & Rankin, J.A. (2010). Rehabilitation supervision expectations across agency settings. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 4, 36 – 44.

Donnell, C. M., Robertson, S. L., & Shannon, C. D. (2009). Multicultural education and training in rehabilitation counseling education programs. Rehabilitation Education, 23, 193 – 202.

Robertson, S. L., Donnell, C. M, & Flowers, C. R. (2009). Introduction and overview. Rehabilitation Education, 23, 145 – 148.

Robertson, S. L., Davis, S. J., Sneed, Z., Koch, D. S., & Boston, Q. (2009). Treating Clients with Coexisting Alcohol/Other Drugs and Physical Disabilities: Competency Issues for Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Counselors. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 27, 265 – 279.

Benshoff, J. B., Robertson, S., Davis, S. J., & Koch, D. S. (2008). Professional identity and the CORE standards. Rehabilitation Education, 22, 227 – 236.

Robertson, S. L. (2007). Enhancing rehabilitation supervision relationships: The supervisory working alliance. Journal of Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators, 1, 12-21.

Murray, L., Robertson, S. L., & Riggar, T.F. (2007). Substance abuse counselor supervision: A conundrum and a solution. Journal of Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators,1, 27-35.

Robertson, S. L. (2006). Multicultural supervision: Providing culturally appropriate performance appraisals. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 30, 189-202.

Robertson, S. L. (2006). Addiction education in the 21st Century: Using mass media in counselor education to bring counseling theories to life. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 5(1), 45-65.

Hunt, B. & Robertson, S. (2001). HIV/AIDS Training within Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Programs: A Follow-Up Study. Rehabilitation Education, 15, 213-223.

Chapters in Professional Books:

Robertson, S. L., Vaughn, B., & Stoller, B. (in preparation). Centers for independent living. In Crimando, W. & Robertson, S. L. (Eds.). (in preparation). Utilizing Community Resources: An Overview of Human Services (2nd Ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press

Robertson, S. L. & Boston, Q. (2015). Clinical supervision. In C. R. Flowers, J. Soldner, & S.L. Robertson (Eds.). (2015). Counseling Supervision and Administrative Practices in Allied Health Professions. Osage Beach, MO: Jason D. Andrew, Aspen Professional Services.

Robertson, S. L. & Nowlin, E. (2015). Public relations, communications and marketing. In C. R. Flowers, J. Soldner, & S.L. Robertson (Eds.). (2015). Counseling Supervision and Administrative Practices in Allied Health Professions. Osage Beach, MO: Jason D. Andrew, Aspen Professional Services.

Donnell, C., Robertson, S. L., & Tansey, T. (2009). Measures of culture and diversity. In E. Mopfu, & T. Oakland (Ed.). Assessment in rehabilitation and health. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Robertson, S. L. & Flowers, C. R. (2006). Partnering with families for successful career outcomes. In P. Leung, C. Flowers, W. Talley, & P. Sanderson (Eds.). Multicultural issues in rehabilitation and allied health programs. Osage Beach, MO: Jason D. Andrew, Aspen Professional Services.

Book Reviews:

Robertson, S. (2002). Review of the book The handbook of rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation, 68, 50-52.

Other:

Guest Editor

Wilson, K. B., Donnell, C., & Robertson, S. L. (2011). Guest Editor: Special issue on Best Practices in Multicultural Concerns. Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice, 4 (vol. 1).

Robertson, S. L., Donnell, C., & Flowers, C.R. (2009). Guest Editor: Special issue on diversity in rehabilitation education. Rehabilitation Education, 23 (vol. 3). 145-204.

Proceedings

Flowers, C. R., Robertson, S. L., & Pitt, J. S. (2006). Maximizing family inclusion in rehabilitation: It’s an ethical thing, right? Proceedings of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns.

Robertson, S. L., Flowers, C. R., & Reyes, S. (2005). Substance abuse and minority children: Concerns and strategies for rehabilitation counselors. In R. McConnell and C. Flowers (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, (5) 30-43.

Presentations 

International Presentations:

Robertson, S. L. (2006, May). Rehabilitation: A Holistic View. University of Barra Mansa, Barra Mansa, Brazil

Robertson, S. L. (2006, May). Rehabilitation: A Holistic View – Rehabilitation Counseling and Physical Therapy. University of Barra Mansa, Barra Mansa, Brazil

Robertson, S. L. (2006, May). Rehabilitation: A Holistic View – Rehabilitation Counseling and Nursing. University of Barra Mansa, Barra Mansa, Brazil

Robertson, S.L. (2005, August). Chemical Dependency Treatment. University of Barra Mansa. Barra Mansa, Brazil.

Robertson S. L., Adams, D., & Forbes, S. (2005, August). Rehabilitation Counseling: A comparison of the United States and Brazil. University of Barra Mansa. Barra Mansa, Brazil.

Invited Presentations:

Robertson, S. L., Flowers, C. R., & Pitt, J. S. (2007, February). Multicultural ethics in rehabilitation: Maximizing family inclusion in service provision. Preconference session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, San Diego, CA.

National Presentations:

Henderson, R. & Robertson, S. (2014, March). Validation of the multicultural mentoring relationship quality scale. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Henderson, R., & Robertson, S. (2013, July). Multicultural mentoring relationships in academia: Research and scale development. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, New Orleans, LA.

Bunton, D., Yalamanchili, P., & Robertson, S. (2012, July). BARNGA: An experimental training in cultural diversity. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Little Rock, AR.

Robertson, S. L., & Sparks, S. (2012, July). Using motivational interviewing as a treatment approach for social communication disorders (Asperger’s Syndrome). Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Little Rock, AR.

Robertson, S.L., Yalamanchili, P., & Minor, T. (2012, April). Student Centered Learning: Technology, Social Media and the Rehabilitation Educator. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Educators, San Francisco, CA.

Yalamanchili, P., Minor, T., & Robertson, S. L. (2011, July). Social media leading to the empowerment of people with disabilities. Poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Atlanta, GA.

Robertson, S. L. & Donnell, C. (2010, July). Multicultural competence equals ethical practice: Diversity and the CRCC ethics standards. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Las Vegas, NV.

Robertson, S. L., Crimando, W., Koch, D.S., & Wilson, K. (2010, July). Publish or perish: Insider information on scholarly publishing requirements. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Las Vegas, NV.

Shannon, C. D., Donnell, C., & Robertson, S. L. (2010, April). Developing a multicultural education agenda in rehabilitation counselor education programs. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Educators, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Saxon, V., Dunlap, P., & Robertson, S.L. (2008, November). Leadership in student organizations: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Rehabilitation Association. St. Louis, MO.

Robertson, S., Donnell, C., Boston, Q., & Meissner, B. (2008, February). Diversity Matters: Multicultural Competencies and Clinical Supervision. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Educators. San Antonio, TX.

Flowers, C. R., Pitt, J., Boston, Q., Robertson, S. L., & Shannon, C. (2007, September). Veteran Affairs: Addressing the Vocational Rehabilitation Barriers of the Underserved Military Veteran. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Rehabilitation Association. Tucson, AZ.

Pitt, J., Shannon, C., Boston, Q, Flowers, C. R., & Robertson, S. L., (2007, July). Addressing the Needs of the New Underserved Minority Group: Returning Middle-East Military Veterans. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual. Oklahoma City, OK.

Robertson, S. L., & Boston, Q. (2007, January). Cultural beliefs towards disability: Scale development. Concurrent sessions conducted at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Flowers, C. R., Robertson, S. L., & Pitt, J. S. (2006, November). Family inclusion in rehabilitation: Cultural and ethical considerations (Part I). Concurrent sessions conducted at the annual meeting of the National Rehabilitation Association, Orlando, FL.

Flowers, C. R., Robertson, S. L., & Pitt, J. S. (2006, November). Family inclusion in rehabilitation: Cultural and ethical considerations (Part II). Concurrent sessions conducted at the annual meeting of the National Rehabilitation Association, Orlando, FL.

Robertson, S. L., Pitt, J., & Flowers, C.R. (2006, July). Maximizing family inclusion in rehabilitation: It’s an ethical thing, right? Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Detroit, MI.

Koch, D. S., Sneed, Z. B., Robertson, S. L., & Davis, S. (2006, February). Coexisting disabilities: Content validation of in-service curriculum. Poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Diego, CA.

Sneed, Z., Davis, D., Robertson, S. L., & Koch, D. S. (2006, February). Substance abuse counselors: Treatment issues and competency concerns when working with clients with co-existing disabilities. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council of Rehabilitation Education, San Diego, CA.

Koch, D. S., Barton, T. R., & Robertson, S. L. (2006, February). Employment outcomes for persons with AODA disabilities. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council of Rehabilitation Education, San Diego, CA.

Robertson, S. L., Flowers, C. R., & Jackson, T. (2005, November). Are you doing the right thing? Ethical concerns for rehabilitation professionals. Concurrent session conducted at the annual National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.

Flowers, C. R., Robertson, S., & Jackson, T. (2005, July). Multicultural practices and ethics: Are we really doing the right thing? Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Concerns, San Antonio, TX.

Robertson, S., Rankin, C., & Rankin, J.A. (2005, February). The congruence between the role, function, and competence level expectations of rehabilitation counselors across three rehabilitation supervision settings. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Tucson, AZ.

Robertson, S., & Flowers, C. (2005, February). Substance Abuse and

Minority Children: Training Concerns and Teaching Strategies for

Rehabilitation Educators. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Tucson, AZ.

Robertson, S. & Flowers, C. (2004, July). The Affects of Substance Abuse on Children of Color. Training conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Chicago, IL.

Flowers, C. & Robertson, S. (2003, July). A primer on ethical and legal issues in the human services program. Training session conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, New Orleans, LA.

Robertson, S. (2003, March). Enhancing job search skills through internet based training. Poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Anaheim, CA.

Bordieri, J., & Robertson, S. (2003, February) 7Ups of Success. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, Tucson, AZ.

Robertson, S. L., & Hunt, B. (2003, February). Supervision-of-Supervision: Training doctoral level students to provide supervision. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, Tucson, AZ.

Robertson, S. & Wilson, K.B. (2002, March). Job finding services for customers with disabilities that are successfully rehabilitated in the United States: A comparison. Poster session conducted at the annual meeting of American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.

Robertson, S. L. (2001, October). Make it happen: Enhancing job search skills through internet-based training. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Alliance for Rehabilitation Counseling, St. Louis, MO.

Robertson, S. L. (2000, May). Providing multicultural supervision. Symposium conducted at annual meeting of the Alliance for Rehabilitation Counseling, Plymouth, MA.

Robertson, S. (1999, November). Rehabilitation counselors caught in the web: Understanding the internet and its possibilities. Symposium conducted at annual meeting of the National Rehabilitation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Regional & State Presentations:

Robertson, S. (2012, April). In the Best Interest: Ethical Decision Making in Counseling Relationships. Session conducted at the Student Rehabilitation Association Ethics Seminar. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Donnell, C., Shannon, C. D., & Robertson, S. (2010, March). Developing a multicultural education agenda in rehabilitation counselor education programs. Concurrent session conducted at the Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Denton, TX

Abakoui, R., & Robertson, S. (2004, September). Ableism and sizism in therapy: Moving beyond the myths. Concurrent session conducted at the Dennis H. Mays Conference on Diversity issues and the role of counseling centers, University of Illinois.

Robertson, S. (2005, April). Stress management: Keeping your cool when others around you are losing theirs. Session conducted at the Illinois Rehabilitation Association Annual Spring Training.

Benshoff, J., & Robertson, S. (2003, May). Changing our worldview on disability: A comprehensive clinical review of the co-existence of dependency and traditional disabilities - Part I and II. Concurrent session conducted at the Missouri Department of Mental Health Spring Training Institute.

Robertson, S. (2003, May). Job placement 101 for substance abuse and mental health counselors. Concurrent session conducted at the Missouri Department of Mental Health Spring Training Institute.

Benshoff, J., & Robertson, S. (2003, May). Treatment planning for successful community outcomes - Part I and II. Concurrent session conducted at the Missouri Department of Mental Health Spring Training Institute.

 

External Funding 


Research Grants Applied For:

Robertson, S. L., & Donnell, C. M. (April, 2007). Development of a multicultural competency measure for certified rehabilitation counselors. Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Research Grant Program. $40,000.

Research Grants Received: 

McGee, E., Koch, D.S., & Robertson, S. (2011-2014). Open Door Program Evaluation. Illinois Department of Human Services. $88,000

Darnstaedt, K. M., Koch, D. S., & Robertson, S. L. (2010-2013).Community Reinforcement Approach and Assertive Continuing Care with adolescents. Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach along with Assertive Continuing Care (ACRA/ACC). Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $144,000

Robertson, S. L. (2008). The Development of a Multicultural Competency Measure for Rehabilitation Counselors. Faculty Seed Grant. Office of Research Development and Administration. Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. $20,000

Teaching and Training Grants Received:

Robertson, S. L., Flowers, C. R., Koch, D. S., & Upton, T. (2007-2012). Long-Term Training Grant: Rehabilitation Counselor Supervision- Doctoral Grant. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education. $750,000

Benshoff, J. J., Upton, T., & Robertson, S.L. (October, 2005-2010). Long-Term Training in Rehabilitation Counseling – Master’s Program. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education. $750,000.

Teaching and Training Grants Applied For:

Robertson, S.L., & Nichols, J. (September 2015). Long-Term Training in Vocational Rehabilitation and Substance Use Disorders. – Master’s Program. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education. $1,000,000.

Robertson, S.L., Flowers, C.R., & Koch, D.S. (June 2010). Long-Term Training in Job Placement and Job Development. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS). U. S. Department of Education, $500,000

Robertson, S. & Koch, D.S. (September, 2005). Long-Term Training in Rehabilitation Counseling. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS). U.S. Department of Education, $750,000

Robertson, S. L., Benshoff, J. J., Flowers, C. R., & Koch, D. S. (September, 2005). Reflective Responsive University Grant Proposal. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, $40,000.

Bates, P., Robertson, S. L., Asner-Self, K., & Soliman, H. (May, 2005). Preparation of Related Services Personnel for Collaborative Roles in Transition. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS). U.S. Department of Education, $750,000

Robertson, S., & Benshoff, J.J. (March, 2005). Long-Term Training in Rehabilitation Counseling. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education, $750,000.

Service Grants Received:

Flowers, C. R. & Robertson, S.L. (2015). Employability Development. Social Services Block Grant Donated Funds Initiative. Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). $47,000

Selected Service 

Department Committees:

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute, Instructor (Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration). 2014

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute, Project 12 Ways Chief Rehabilitation Specialists (position 1). 2013 

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute, Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC) Instructor (Employment Coordinator). 2012 

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration. 2012

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute, Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC) Director. 2012

Member, Search Committee for Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC) for Rehabilitation Counseling Specialist. 2009

Chair, Teacher of the Year Committee, Rehabilitation Institute. 2007-2008

Chair, Dissertation Research Assistantship Award Committee, Rehabilitation Institute, 2007 - 2009

Member, Search Committee for Rehabilitation Institute Interim Director, 2005

Long Range Planning Committee, Rehabilitation Institute, 2012 – present

Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2011 – present

Teaching Effectiveness Committee, Rehabilitation Institute 2006 – present

Operating Paper Committee, Rehabilitation Institute, 2003 – 2011 

College and University Committees and Councils:

Member, Search Committee, College of Education and Human Services Dean 2015 – Present.

Member American’s with Disability Act (ADA) Task Force, Southern Illinois University 2011 to present.

Member Campus Life and Safety Task Force. Southern Illinois University 2012 to 2013

Member, Search Committee for College of Education and Human Services Interim Dean. 2011

Member, Search Committee Office of Research Development and Administration. 2011

Member, Search Committee Hispanic Resource Center Coordinator. 2010

Member Teaching and Curriculum Committee. Southern Illinois University. 2010 - 2013 

Member, Internal Reviewer of the Masters of Education in Kinesiology Program for the Illinois Board of Higher Education, College of Education and Human Services. 2009 - 2010

Member, Search Committee for the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Chancellor, 2008- 2009

Member, Black Resource Center/Services Advisory Committee. 2008 -2010. Southern Illinois University.

Member, Academic Affairs Committee, College of Education and Human Services. 2007-2009 

Member, Student Health Center Accessibility Committee, 2006. Southern Illinois University.

Member. Graduate Council Representative, Search Committee for College of Business and Administration Interim Dean, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 2005.

Richard and Donna Falvo Outstanding Dissertation Awards Committee, Graduate School, Southern Illinois University, 2004 – 2006.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Offices Held and Honors Awarded in Professional Associations

Program Committee, National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Spring Conference 2014/2015 

Advisor, Students Together Advocating for Rehabilitation Services (STARS), 2014 – Present

Recipient, Torch Award. National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), 2014.

Recipient, Woman of Distinction Award, Southern Illinois University (SIU). 2013-2014

Recipient, Joyce Keener Meritorious Service Award. National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), 2013-2014

Recipient, Illinois Multicultural Award, Illinois Rehabilitation Association (IRA), 2013-2014
Recipient, Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award, National Association of Rehabilitation (NRA), 2013-2014

Commissioner, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 2011-2014

Immediate Past-President, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2011-2013

Conference Planning Committee, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, July, 2013 Annual Training Conference

Conference Co-Chair, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. July, 2012 Annual Training Conference

Advisor, Students Together Advocating for Rehabilitation Services (STARS), 2012 – 2013

Conference Co-Chair, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. July, 2011 Annual Training Conference

President, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2009- 2010

Pre-Conference Chair, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2008 Annual Training Conference

National Council on Rehabilitation Educators, Awards Committee, 2004 – Present.

Advisor, Student Rehabilitation Association, 2009 – present

President-Elect, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2007- 2008.

Member, National Association of Multicultural Concerns, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2007

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Publicity and Outreach Committee, 2004 – 2005 

Consultations:

Professional Psychology Consultant,

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2005 – 2009

Evaluation of Manuscripts for Journals and Book Publishers and Grant Proposals for Agencies:

Special Topics Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice. 2011

Special Topics Guest Editor, Rehabilitation Education, 2009-2010

Editorial Board Reviewer, Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 2006 – Present.

Editorial Board Reviewer, Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2006 – 2010

Grant Reviewer. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Peer Reviewer, June 2005, July 2006, July 2008.

Program Evaluation and Accreditation Review

Internal Reviewer, Department of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. 2010

Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) Reviewer, Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Health Sciences. Alabama State University, 2011

 COMMUNITY SERVICE

Member, Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois (SILC), 2014- Present

President, Board of Directors, Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living (SICIL). 2009 – 2012.

Vice President, Board of Directors, Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living (SICIL), 2006-2009.

Board Member, Bethel AME Church, 2010 - 2012 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Education Committee, 2005 – 2007.

Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living, Board Member, 2005 – 2006.

African-American History Museum, Volunteer, 2004 – 2005.

Secretary, Board of Directors, PACE, Inc. Center for Independent Living, Board of Directors, 1994 – 1996

 

Teaching Awards 


Recipient, Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award, National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), 2011-2012

Recipient, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, 2008-2009

Recipient, Teacher of the Year, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, 2007-2008

Additional Work Experience

Career Counselor, Career Services

The Pennsylvania State University

Summer, 2001

Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services

The Pennsylvania State University

1999 – 2000 

FTCAP Advisor, Division of Undergraduate Studies

First-Year Testing, Counseling and Advising Program

The Pennsylvania State University

Summer 1999, Summer 2000 

Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Larry Clayton and Counseling Associates, Inc.

State College, PA

1999 – 2000

Co-Facilitator, Minority Internship Program’s Group Think

The Pennsylvania State University

Spring 1998

Instructor, Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services

The Pennsylvania State University

1998 – 2001

Teaching Assistant, Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services

The Pennsylvania State University

1997 – 1998

Resident Director, Beckwith Residence Hall

University of Illinois- Urbana- Champaign

1991 - 1997

Employment Specialist

Persons Assuming Control of Their Environment (PACE)

Center for Independent Living

Urbana, Illinois

1990- 1991

Mental Health Technician

Carle Pavilion, Champaign, Illinois

1988- 1990