Many students have asked for resources on crisis and trauma response. Two of our faculty, Casey Bario Minton and Melinda Gibbons in Counselor Education, created this list of counselor and mental health resources that provide information about mental health, crisis, and trauma for our counseling students. The sites provide a range of information on psychological first aid, daily coping, social distancing, and career search information, all related to our current crisis.
Spring 2019 Graduates & Certificate Recipients
The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling wants to congratulate the graduates from seven of our programs who earned their degrees and recipients from two of our graduate certificate programs who completed necessary requirements during the spring 2019 semester.
To see photos of our recent graduates, please go to the “EPC Graduates” album on our EPC Facebook page.
Madeline Birch Auge
MS in Educational Psychology – Applied Educational Psychology
Jillian Mei-Li Blueford
PhD in Counselor Education
Rita Bourbon Gray
MS in Education – Instructional Technology
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning
Brenda Katz Murphy
PhD in Education – Learning Environments & Educational Studies
Christine Kay Patti
PhD in Education – Learning, Design & Technology
Ashley Kennedy Scheyder
MS in Counseling – School Counseling
Amanda Carol Sexton
MS in Educational Psychology – Adult Education
Nancy Elaine Thacker
PhD in Counselor Education
Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods in Education
*If you are one of the graduates listed above and would like to have your photo added to our EPC Graduates Facebook album, then please email your picture to Synthia Clark firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If you were an Educational Psychology and Counseling student who graduated during this time frame, yet have unintentionally been omitted from this list, please send your name, degree, and major/concentration to Synthia Clark email@example.com. We will add you to the list after receiving this information from you and confirming your graduation status.
Don’t Miss These Upcoming Application Deadlines
Here is a breakdown of upcoming deadlines:
PhD Program Deadlines:
School Psychology : Dec. 1 for fall admissions.
Learning, Design & Technology: Oct. 15th for spring, Dec. 1 priority deadline for fall.
Evaluation, Statistics & Methodology: Jan. 1 priority deadline for fall.
Counselor Education: Nov. 1 for fall.
Adult Learning: Jan. 1 priority deadline for fall.
EdS Program Deadline:
School Psychology: Feb. 1 for fall admissions.
MS Program Deadlines:
School Counseling: Feb. 1 deadline for summer or fall semester start.
Instructional Technology (IT): October 15 for spring admission, April 15 for summer admission. June 15 for fall admission.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Feb. 1 for summer or fall semester start.
Educational Psychology (Ed Psych Online): rolling admissions with a general guideline of mid November for spring admissions, end of March for summer, and mid July for fall.
Graduate Certificate Deadlines:
Questions? Feel free to contact us, or visit https://epc.utk.edu/.
Rocconi Wins AIR Research Grant
“I am honored to receive this grant and grateful to AccessLex and the Association for Institutional Research for supporting my research.”
The project being funded by this grant is titled “Measuring quality in legal education: Examining the relationship between law school rank and student engagement.”
The purpose of Rocconi’s study is to examine how law school rankings, such as US News and World Report, relate with other indicators of law school quality, especially student engagement. Student engagement more accurately describes what students experience while enrolled and has been linked to desirable outcomes such as high academic performance, diverse interactions, and satisfaction. Rankings play an integral role in students deciding which school to attend and what job placements they receive after graduating. So, it’s important to understand if, and how, rankings measure this experience.
The AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.
Seven EPC Members Awarded at Chancellor’s Honors Banquet
Two faculty members and five students from the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling were recognized at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on April 16, 2019.
See below for a description of each individual’s award.
Honors awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research, or other contributions.
Terry O. Gibson Jr.
PhD Candidate in Evaluation, Statistics & Measurement
“Receiving the Extraordinary Professional Promise award was inspirational and made me feel a sense of accomplishment.”
PhD Candidate in Counselor Education
“It’s humbling to be acknowledged as someone who can make an impact in the field of Counselor Education. I’m often resistant to exploring and experiencing acknowledgements like this. I work hard like my colleagues, knowing that we do it all to better our communities and our profession. I’m overwhelmed with joy and hope to continue to make a difference after graduation!”
MS in School Counseling ’19
“Receiving the Extraordinary Professional Promise Award is such an honor. I am so thankful for my entire graduate experience with the counseling program and I know that this award reflects the hard work of many others that have supported me and poured into me in various ways. I would not me the person that I am today if it were not for this program and I am thankful that they have challenged and helped me to grow while still allowing me to be myself along the way. I am so excited to begin my professional journey in School Counseling, and receiving this award reminded me that I am ready and that there are many people right next to me cheering me on along the way.”
MS Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
“I am so appreciative for our program and the counseling field. I always knew I wanted to help people, but it was a journey to find my way to the counseling profession. Now that I’m here, my spirit is overflowing with exuberant gratitude! I love what we do! We get to help and empower clients through individual counseling and psychoeducation, and we are working to break down systemic barriers through social justice advocacy. I love that our program doesn’t ask us to put on a façade of perfection, rather we are called to openness and self-awareness to harness our life experiences, to attune our perceptions and biases. I am so thankful for my cohort, professors, and mentors who have seen me and invested their time to help me grow.”
Honor bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in the classroom.
Honor bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in advising.
Jennifer Ann Morrow
“Over the past 21 years I have gotten to work with some amazing students and colleagues. Thank you for continuing to remind me why I love what I do.”
Award given by the Commission for LGBT People to a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.
PhD in Counselor Education ’19
“I am honored to receive the LGBT Student Leadership Award. Working for the Commission for LGBT People at UT Knoxville for the past three years has been the most rewarding experience. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to serve the UT Knoxville LGBTQ+ community alongside a group of strong, persistent, and dedicated LGBTQ+ social advocates. ”