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Dr. Pamela Harris

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Assistant Professor

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, William and Mary, 2016
MFA Creative Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2012
MS.Ed School Counseling, Old Dominion University, 2006
BA English, Old Dominion University, 2003

Dr. Pamela N. Harris is National Board Certified Counselor, a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She spent seven years working as professional middle school counselor in a small county in Virginia before returning to school to pursue her doctorate at William and Mary. She also has several years of experience providing family counseling services and working with at-risk high school students in a student assistance program.

Dr. Harris is involved in several professional organizations, such as the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has conducted research that involves school-family partnerships with families of color, college and career readiness for African American females, and culturally responsive counselor preparation. She has presented her findings at both national and international conferences, and reviews other scholarly work as an editorial board member for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling journal.

In addition to her love of counseling, Dr. Harris has both a bachelor’s and MFA in creative writing and writes young adult fiction. When she is not counseling, researching, or writing, she enjoys watching movies and TV shows, spending time with her son, and pretending to enjoy exercise.