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Faculty Profiles

aluqdah

Shareefah Al'Uqdah, Ph.D.

Coordinator for Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

Assistant Professor
ASA 302
202.806.5633
shareefah.aluqdah@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2010)

Research: Urban mental health; community violence, parenting issues, mental health and physical health outcomes/disparities; PTSD, Depression; and counseling Muslim clients.              

 

Booker

Beverly Booker Ammah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ASA 306
202.806.6013
beverly.bookerammah@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Louisville 2003 Counselor Education

Research areas: Impacts of International Service Learning and Study Abroad to College Student Development; School Counselors working with students from international backgrounds; School Counselor's utilization of participatory action research to address persistent social justice issues in schools and communities.

Carr

Gizelle Carr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ASA 304
202.806.6510
gvcarr@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2014) 

Research Interests: Xenophobia against immigrants of color; intersectionality & feminist psychology; qualitative research; mental health and assessment of girls in the juvenile justice system; therapeutic jurisprudence. 

 

Mercedes

Mercedes E. Ebanks, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Counseling Services and School Psychology Masters Programs 

Associate Professor
ASA 306
202.806.5780
mebanks@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2005)

Research: Parent, caregiver and teacher training; child development and early intervention;  evaluation and treatment of children’s behavior disorders; cultural influences of childrearing; identification of behavior disorders in children in Latin America; co-parenting practices; multicultural awareness and school readiness; early detection of social, emotional, and behavior problems. 

 

Elbedour

Salman Elbedour, Ph.D.

Professor
ASA 323
202.806.6412
selbedour@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Educational and School Psychology (1992)

Research: Psychopathology, maltreatment, abuse and neglect of children; children exposed to political unrest; family conflict; school and community violence; the Israeli-Arab conflict. 

 

Ellison

Constance M. Ellison , Ph.D.

Professor 
ASA 315
202.806.7794
cellison@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Developmental Psychology (1988)

Research: Reflective teacher practice; classroom ecology, student academic enhancement.

 

Ferguson

Angela Ferguson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
ASA 318
202.806.6410
adferguson@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, Counseling Psychology (1995)

Research: Intersections of identity from a racial, gender, and sexual orientation perspective; multiple forms of oppression and self-concept/psychological well-being; cross-cultural resilience factors in the process of recovery from traumatic injury; women’s leadership styles. 

 

Lapoint

Velma LaPoint, Ph.D.

Professor 
ASA 305
202.806.6514
vlapoint@howard.edu

Ph.D., Michigan State University, Counseling

Research: Secondary school reform; student college-career readiness and career development; youth and consumer culture; advertising/marketing to ethnic group youth of color; youth placed at risk and their resiliency. 

 

Malone

Celeste Malone , Ph.D.

Coordinator of School Psychology Doctoral Program

Assistant Professor
ASA 321
202.806.7345
celeste.malone@howard.edu

Ph.D., Temple University, School Psychology (2012) 

Research: Multicultural competence in the training and practice of professional psychology and the personal and professional characteristics related to the development of multicultural competence in school psychology trainees; the identification of specific learning disabilities;  cognitive assessment in children with chronic health conditions; and social skills training for children and adolescents.

 

Middleton

Kyndra Middleton, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Educational Psychology Doctoral Program 

Associate Professor
ASA 304
202.806.5342
kyndra.middleton@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Educational Measurement & Statistics (2007) 

Research: Test validity; disabilities research; and mathematics achievement.

 

Bailey

Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Ph.D. 

Professor 
ASA 308, HCH 400 
202.806.8606
jeanbaileyphd@aol.com

Ph.D., Tulane University, Psychology (1969)

Research: Early Childhood teacher effectiveness; international development in Africa; drug abuse research; infant mortality.

 

Rashid

Hakim M. Rashid, Ph.D.

Professor
ASA 319
202.806.7522
hrashid@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Education Psychology (1976)

Research: School reform; culture-based pedagogy in Early Childhood Education; concept of self and self-esteem in Islam; African-American parenting.

 

Dr. Reed

Gregory K. Reed, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
ASA 104
202.806.5334
g_reed@howard.edu

Ph.D., University of Iowa, School Psychology (2002)

Research: Behavioral pediatrics; feeding disorders. 

 

Thomas

Veronica Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor
ASA 320
202.806.9093
vthomas@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Social Psychology (1982)

Research: Educational reform; the Psychology of Black Women; contextually responsive evaluations.

 

Ivory

Ivory Toldson, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Negro Education

Professor
ASA 318, HCH 116
202.806.6685
itoldson@howard.edu

PhD, Temple University, Counseling Psychology (2002)

Research: Co-occurring disorders; criminal and police psychology; urban issues in counseling; African American men in the criminal justice system; and psychometric assessment.

 

Washington

Kevin Washington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ASA 321
202.865.0615
kevin.washington1@howrd.edu

Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Counseling Psychology 

Research Interests: Trauma Informed Care; Persistent Enslavement Systemic Trauma (PEST), mental health disparities of Black men and boys; racial socialization, community-inclusive interventions; African centered approaches (Ubuntu Psychotherapy) with families and couples. 

 

Woodson

Kamilah Woodson, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor
ASA 205
202.806.4948
kwoodson@howard.edu

Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Clinical Psychology (2002) 

Research: Health-related risk behaviors (substance abuse & risky sexual behaviors), exposure to violence; mental health disparities, and issues related to internalized racism (as a function of hair texture and skin color). 

 

Jacqueline Caemmerer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
ASA 206
202.806.7339
jacqueline.caemmere@howard.edu

 

Sarita Palmer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ASA 208
202.806.5950
sarita.palmer@howard.edu

Ph.D., Ohio University, Counselor Education and Supervision (2010)

Research Interests: Acculturation; eating disorders; multicultural counseling; trauma and PTSD.

 

Elizabeth Ricks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ASA 315
202.806.7794
elizabeth.d.ricks@howard.edu

Ph.D., Howard University, Educational Psychology

Research Interests: Cognitive self-regulation; approaches to learning; mathematics achievement in young children; factors that influence self-efficacy in children; early childhood development in African-American kindergarten boys.