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A Culturally Responsive Counselor - Dr. Renae D. Mayes

Title: Associate Professor of Counseling, Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona, Affiliate Faculty, Education Policy Center, University of Arizona 

Tenured: Yes

Age: 37

Education: B.S., middle school math & social studies education, University of Missouri, Columbia; M.Ed., school counseling, University of Maryland, College Park; and Ph.D., counselor education & supervision, The Ohio State University 

Career mentors: Dr. James L. Moore, III, The Ohio State University; Dr. Donna Y. Ford, The Ohio State University; and Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, American University

Words of wisdom/advice for new faculty members: β€œKnow your why and let that guide you on your academic journey. Understand that you need not engage in every opportunity or issue presented to you, but when you do say yes, make sure it’s connected to your why.”


Dr. Renae D. Mayes has excelled as a scholar and researcher to the extent that she has published over 44 peer-reviewed articles and 18 book chapters. She also received a 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association.

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