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TAMUT Counseling faculty have a wide breadth of experience in the field and in the classroom. Each of our Counseling faculty have over 10 years of teaching experience; combined they have over 100 years of classroom teaching experience. Their research areas include: emotional intelligence, domestic violence, grief, substance abuse, correctional counseling, intergroup relations, and others. Our faculty is committed to providing students with a quality education based upon academic rigor and integrity.


Photo of Dr. Angela HarlessDr. Angela Harless, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and School Counseling Program Coordinator, teaches Theories, Career Counseling, Crisis Interventions, Ethics in Counseling and Psychology, School Counseling, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Intro to Play Therapy, and Practicum.  She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Arkansas.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor, and Telemental Health Specialist.  She received ArCA's Emerging Leadership Award in 2014, and the Roger Herring Research Award in 2020 for her research with school counseling and career counseling with Low-SES students.

Office: University Center 219
Phone: (903) 223-3128
Email: angela.harless@tamut.edu


Photo of Dr. Karen ParkerDr. Karen Parker, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, teaches Cultural Diversity, Behavior Disorders, Theories, Trauma, and Pre-Practicum. She is Co-Advisor to the Delta Gamma Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor and Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Parker has clinical experience in family preservation, foster care, at-risk youth, victims of sexual assault and grief counseling.  She also has experience in counseling and coordinating veterans and military family counseling services.

Office: University Center 244
Phone: (903) 223-3016
Email - kparker@tamut.edu

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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