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Julia Porter

Julia Porter

Professor Emerita
Email: Dr. Porter
Telephone: (601) 484-0184
Dr. Porter's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S., Mississippi State University, 1976, Business Education, minor in English
  • M.Ed., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1992, Guidance and Counseling
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999, Educational Leadership and Research
  • Emphasis: Higher Education, Specialty Area: College Counseling

Research Interests

  • Student Development
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Effective Counseling Techniques
  • Wellness

Courses Taught

  • Group Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Creative Techniques
  • Practicum
  • Internship

Selected Publications

  • Porter, J. Y. (2010). Review of Picture Interest Career Survey. The Eighteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 426-428.
  • Porter, J. Y. (2010). Review of Situational Outlook Questionnaire. The Eighteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 547-548.
  • Porter, J.Y, & Porter, W. C. (2010). Transforming Counseling Pedagogy with Horticulture Therapy Techniques. VISTAS 2010 Online. American Counseling Association, <http://counselingoutfitters.com>
  • Porter, J.Y. & Wozny, D. A. (2010). Thinking outside the box: A student peer mentoring program to promote mental wellness. (PowerPoint) American Counseling Association Conference. http://www.counseling.org/handouts/2010/466.pdf

Selected Presentations

  • Porter, J.Y. (2012). Comparison of actual school counselors' duties to American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model Standards; American Counseling Association Conference, March 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • Porter, J.Y., & Kerl-McClain, S.B. (2012). Creative techniques for teaching key concepts in required courses in counselor education programs. American Counseling Association Conference, March 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • Porter, J.Y. & Wozny, D.A. (2011). Challenges and Successes in Implementing A College Student Peer Mentor Program to Promote Mental Wellness. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN, October 28, 2011.
  • Porter, J.Y., Young, C., & Gier, V. (2011). An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Promote Mental and Physical Wellness: A Public Health Approach. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN, October 30, 2011.
  • Porter, J.Y., Shuster, J., Schneider, M. & Smith, C. (2011). Graduate Student Research Symposium. National Career Development Association Conference, July 1, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.

Grants

  • Wozny, D. A., Porter, J. Y., Watson, J. C. (2011). Campus wellness-based primary suicide prevention program (3-year grant for $229,347). Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant, Year 3, $76,449.
  • Gier, V., Porter, J.Y., & Young, C. (2011). Interdisciplinary collaboration to promote wellness through the health sciences: Health care administration, psychology, and counselor education, Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), $2,000.

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Chair-Elect, Southern Region, July 2012-Present
  • Chair, Research Committee, National Career Development Association
  • Trustee, Association for Creativity in Counseling
  • Director (Editor), Graduate Student Department, Career Developments, National Career Development Association
  • Chair, Scholarship Committee, Mississippi Counseling Association
  • Chair, Awards Luncheon, Mississippi Counseling Association Conference

Selected Honors and Awards

  • VISTAS Award of Excellence, American Counseling Association
  • Clyde Muse Service Award, College of Education, Mississippi State University
  • Mr. and Mrs. David S. Tiffin StatePride Faculty Award, Mississippi State University
  • Richard C. Adkerson StatePride Faculty Award, Mississippi State University
  • Meritorious Service Award, American College Counseling Association

Personal Interests

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Playing with grandchildren