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About Angela Coker

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an associate professor of counseling and family therapy and a faculty affiliate in the Gender Studies Program at UMSL. Her areas of scholarship include women's issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling. She is the author of numerous publications and professional presentations. Dr. Coker is a 2011 Fulbright-Hays scholar who has examined cultural diversity in Brazil. In 2013, she served as a sabbaticant in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Botswana. There, she examined how culture impacted the practice of counseling in Botswana. She has also provided professional development training for UNICEF (Botswana), community outreach to homeless shelters in Namibia, and served as a visiting scholar at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She currently serves as a fellow in the Office of International Studies and Programs at UMSL and as an ambassador for the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs. Most recently she was in Accra, Ghana, conducting research interviews and explored the nature of counseling in the region. She has taught in higher education for over fifteen years and received several honors including UMSL's 2015 Trailblazer Award, the Association for Specialists in Group Work's 2015 Group Practice Award, the NCACES 2007 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award, and the 2007 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award from UMSL.

Positions

August 2011 - Present Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs
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Education

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April 2001 PhD, The Union Institute & University ‐ Educational Psychology and Counseling
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August 1996 MS, University of Wyoming ‐ Counselor Education
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February 1987 BA, Brooklyn College ‐ Liberal Arts
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Phone: 314-516-6088

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