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Director of Career Center

Counselor Education

Luke earned a PhD with the Counselor Education program in 2009. Originally from Charlotte, NC, he now lives in Cookeville, TN. We asked him to reflect on past experiences with EPC and discuss where he’s at now. Read his responses below.

Current Occupation

Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN

Practicum/Internship Coordinator; Teach Multicultural Counseling, Career Development, Theories, Neuroscience for Counselors, Internship

Awards and Accomplishments Earned as a Student
  • Became Director of Career Center at Maryville College
Accomplishments since Graduating
  • Publication of Neuroscience for Counselors: Integrating the Sciences of Mind and Brain (SAGE, 2015)
Personal Interests

Car shopping (not buying 🙂 )
Taking walks with my 7-year-old daughter
Evening Netflix events with wife of almost 17 years
Basic wood-working (and then throwing it out and buying from store)

What was the most memorable experience during your time here?

Failing comps because I had a brain freeze 🙂

Did you end up where you thought you would?

I haven’t ended yet (as far as I know), but teaching is a good fit. More than that, clinical supervision is some of the most rewarding work I’ve done.

How did your experiences as a student help you in your professional/personal life after graduation?

I worked hard in the program, which prepared me to work hard as a faculty member.

“This is an up and coming program, moving quickly into perhaps the top 10 (if not there already), so I feel a sense of pride having gone through it.”