Jennifer Watkinson, Ph.D., teaches and serves as program director for Loyola's School Counseling program. Her teaching and research interests examine leadership in school counseling, systemic thinking applied to school counseling program implementation, and an ecological approach to fostering social emotional development in children and adolescents. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Loyola in 1991, her M.S. in School Guidance and Counseling from Johns Hopkins in 1993, and the Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2000. She has previously served as an elementary school counselor in Harford County Public Schools. Dr. Watkinson received a collaborative federal grant of more than $1.1 million in 2014 to provide additional resources to advance the professional development of elementary school counselors in Harford County, Maryland.
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