April Baer

Alumni Spotlight:
April Baer is currently seeking her MS in counseling with the School Counseling program. Originally from Knoxville, TN, she graduated with her BS in psychology in 2007 at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. She joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and EPC in 2010. We asked her to reflect on some past and current experiences. Read her responses below.

Summer 2018 Graduates & Certificate Recipients

The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling wants to congratulate the graduates from nine of our programs who earned their degrees and recipients from four of our graduate certificate programs who completed necessary requirements during the summer 2018 semester. To […]

Erica Echols

Student Spotlight:
Erica Echols is currently seeking her PhD in educational psychology and research with the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement program. Originally from Blairs, VA, she graduated with her BS in chemistry at North Carolina A&T State University in 2005 and an MS in environmental science and policy at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2009. She joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and EPC in 2016. We asked her to reflect on some past and current experiences. Read her responses below.

GOI Hosts Inaugural Camp Aliya

This was the inaugural year for Grief Outreach Initiative’s (GOI) Camp Aliya. The camp was named after the little girl who started it all – the child Dean Rider read to one year around Mother’s Day. Her mother had died, and Dean Rider was so struck by her and by the needs of children, especially in Title I schools who might need help with grief, but couldn’t access mental health services. This inspired him to create GOI in 2008. Laura Wheat, assistant professor, became the coordinator of GOI in 2014.

2018-19 EPC Fellowship & Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018-19 fellowship and scholarship recipients from the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling!