Jennifer R. Curry
Office: 221G Peabody Hall
Jennifer Curry, Ph. D., teaches in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Her professional experience includes serving as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Her research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor development. She has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and three books, “Career and College Readiness of African American Students: The journey unraveled” published by Lexington books; “P-12 Career Counseling in Schools” published by Springer; and “Integrating Play Therapy in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs” published by Information Age. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on a wide range of school counseling topics at over 50 professional conferences. Additionally, she has served as guest editor of the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) Professional School Counseling journal and as an editorial board member for six years. Dr. Curry has also served as a delegate of ASCA’s national assembly, President of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, and president of the national Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the Roger Aubrey Northstar award for the person most likely to change the field of counseling, the American Counseling Association’s Ross Trust Award for School Counseling, the Biggs-Pine publication award, ASERVIC’s meritorious service award, LSU’s College of Education Early Career Award, and Louisiana Counseling Association’s Advocacy Award.
Awards & Honors
Roger Aubrey Northstar Award for the Counselor Most Likely to Change the Field of Counseling.
American Counseling Association’s Ross Trust Award for School Counseling.
Biggs Pine Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
ASERVIC’s National Service Award.
Curry, J. & Shillingford, M. A. (2015). The Journey Unraveled: Career and College Readiness of African America Students. Lexington books.
Curry, J., & Milsom, A. (2013). P-12 Career counseling in schools. New York: Springer.
Curry, J., & Roach, L. (2013). Integrating Client Religious Beliefs in Counseling: Evolving Theory, Research, Education and Practice. Journal of Religion and Education, 39, 320-337.
Curry, J., & Bickmore, D. (2013). Fed to the Wolves: Narrative Metaphors of Novice School Counselor Induction. Research in the Schools, 20(2), 14-28.
Bickmore, D. L. & Curry, J. (2013). Principals' Perceptions of Novice School Counselors' Induction: An Afterthought ". International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8(2), 128-146.
Selected PresentationsCurry, J., & Belser, C. The Future Looks Like Me: Making College Accessible to Low SES African American Students. Accepted for presentation at the American Counseling Association conference in Orlando, FL March 11-15, 2015.
Curry, J. Fed to the Wolves: Narrative Metaphors of Novice School Counselor Induction. Accepted for presentation at the American Counseling Association conference in Orlando, FL March 11-15, 2015.
Curry, J., Csaszar, E., & Belser, C. Counseling graduate students and social action: Findings from a qualitative study of students in an advocacy course. Submitted for Review May 20, 2013 for ACA in Honolulu. Presented March 28, 2014.
Belser, C. T., Curry, J., & Csaszar, I. The School Counselor as a Leader for Improving School Climate. Presented July 1, 2014 at the American School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando Florida.
Curry, J., & Bickmore, D. School Counselor Induction: The Importance of Mattering. Presentation at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, April 2012. This presentation proposal received a perfect score from the Induction Sig.
Associate Editor, Professional School Counseling, Flagship journal of the American School Counselor Association
2015-2016 American Counseling Association’s President’s Task Force Chair: Anti-bullying and Interpersonal Violence Prevention
2015-2016 Provost Search Committee
2014-2015 SACS QEP Task Force Chair LSU Undergraduate Discover Day
2013-2015 LSU College Advisory Board
2013-2015 LSU University Review and Assessment Council