More Info - Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Learning with a minor
in Social Work at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in 2013. Matt continued his
education at ETSU until 2015 with the completion of his Master’s degree in Counseling.
During his time at ETSU Matt was an active advocate for students with disabilities,
sexual orientation minorities, and gender minorities. Simultaneously, Matt advised
multiple student organizations for the purpose of improving student leadership and
developing resources for both LGBT students and students with disabilities. Matt currently holds the position of Access Coordinator of Eligibility and Accommodations
at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Disability Resource Center, with the
goal of ensuring equal accessibility for all students enrolled at UTC. Matt also works
with UTC’s Mosaic program, a program that specializes in working to support individuals
with autism while they pursue their college degrees. A population that Matt has quickly
developed a passion for.
More Info - Education: M.S. Academic Advising from Kansas State University; B.S. Human Services
from ETSU Current Job: Academic Advisor for ETSU Kingsport and Continuing Studies Advising/Teaching Philosophy: I am a student-centered/human-centered educator who
views academic advising as teaching or learning. It’s very common to leave my office
with homework, even though you came in seeking answers. Lifelong learning is a primary
value of mine, and I do my best to share that with students. I meet students where
they are at any given moment with an open door for them to share their academic/career
concerns. I convey the Rogerian principles of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional
positive regard to build a trusting relationship. I believe that all students have
the strengths needed to succeed and utilize solution-focused advising/teaching in
and out of the classroom. I’m passionate about inclusivity and embracing diversity
and, hopefully, model this through my actions. I’m honored to be a small part of your
journey as you make sense of the complex world within which we reside. Life Outside of Education: In my free time, whatever that may be, I enjoy spending
time with friends & family, reading, writing, and working for change in the community.
I prefer to be outdoors going for a walk and spending time with nature. Of course,
I truly enjoy throwing a blanket down on the ground and curling up with a book soaking
up the vitamin D
More Info - Education: Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State
University Current job: Assistant Director of the McNair Program (TRIO) and Associate Director
of the Applied Psychology Lab at ETSU Special interests: Trigger Warnings, Vicarious Trauma, Childhood Trauma and Creativity
and Childhood Trauma and Spirituality A personal note – I welcome student interaction! Feel free to contact me!
More Info - Education: B.S. in Human Services, Psychology Minor, ETSU; M.A. in Counseling, School
Concentration, ETSU Current job: Associate Director of College and Career Advising for the NiswongerCARE
Program with the Niswonger Foundation; Past Employment: ETSU, Tusculum College Special interests: College Access, Student Leadership Development, and Academic Advising
are interest areas of mine.
More Info - Education: PhD, University of TN, Child and Family Studies; M.A. ETSU, Counseling;
B.A., ETSU, Psychology Current job: Director, University Advisement Center A personal note: The skills I gained in the Counseling program have served me well
in a variety of settings, jobs and situation
More Info - Education: Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, East Tennessee State University,
1992 Concentration: Counseling, Dissertation: Analysis of the Relationship between
Power Style and Locus of Control for Selected Academic Deans; M.A. in Adult and Continuing
Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 1980.; B.A. in English; Western Illinois
University; 1976, Minor: Psychology; Certification: Secondary Teaching Crruent job: Director of Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services within the Division of
Student Affairs at ETSU. Special interests: Student Development Theory and Student Services Practice, Trends
and Issues in Higher Education, Learning in Adulthood and Best Practices for the Adult
Learner, Research Methods A personal note: The opportunity to teach enhances my day to day work life and practice
in the field of Higher Education. My work experience, in turn, benefits my teaching
through the connection between theory and practice:
More Info - Education: I have a Masters degree in Police & Correctional Psychology from MTSU,
and an Ed.S. degree in Counselor Leadership from ETSU. Current job: I am currently employed full time as a clinical counselor with Walters
State Community College in Greeneville TN. Previously I worked with Frontier Health
in Greeneville as the Director of Crisis Services, and a Juvenile Sex Offender therapist,
among other things. Special interests: I maintain a private practice, Whitewood Counseling & Consultation,
and specialize in clinical supervision and working with the Veterans and LGBT+ populations.
As part of this practice I maintain a web page at www.whitewoodcounseling.org. I am licensed by the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental
Health Service Provider/Approved Supervisor (LPC/MHSP/AS) and am certified as an NBCC
National Counselor (NCC) and a CEC Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). A personal note: I have just started a new hobby of Geocaching!