Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
- Medical Aspects of Disability
- Intro to Rehab Services
- Intro to Disability Culture
- Counseling Techniques
- Rehabilitation Foundations
- Cross Cultural Counseling
Selected Awards and Honors
Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence: Teaching Fellow Award (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence: Distinguished Teaching Fellow Medallion (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (The University of Arizona)
I am a qualitative researcher, with an affinity toward inquiry through storytelling and narrative interviewing techniques.
My research interests include community-based vocational rehabilitation and reproductive justice concerns for immigrant women with disabilities (and chronic health conditions) and women with disabilities in developing countries.
I am especially interested in magnifying differences in experiences between immigrants and American ethnic minorities with disabilities seeking services.
Research that most directly relates to my teaching includes service-learning in rehabilitation, narrative interviewing in service provision, and cultural sensitivity cultivation through collaborative learning.
(2017). A Narrative Interviewing Technique for Master’s-Level Counselors in Case Management Roles. The Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning, 17(2).
(2017). Factors affecting vocational goal acquisition of female immigrant clients: Rehabilitation counselor perspectives. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 83(1).
(2016, September 15). Global health is local health. The Arkansas Times, p. 9.
(2015). Managing risk in professional practice: A primer for rehabilitation counselors. (In F. Chan, N.L. Berven, & K.R. Thomas (Eds.), Counseling theories and techniques for rehabilitation health professionals, 2nd Ed. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Ph.D. Rehabilitation, Public Health Minor, The University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University – Boston, MA
B.A. Child Development, Tufts University – Medford, MA