Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, NCC
Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professor
Bachelor's Degree: BS, Psychology, Sociology, Western Kentucky University
Master's Degree: MEd, Human Development Counseling, School Counseling Concentration, Vanderbilt University
PhD: Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
Phone: (225) 578-6867
Office: 217 Peabody Hall
Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, NCC, Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professor in the College of Human Sciences and Education, teaches in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Dr. Curry’s research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor induction and development. Her professional experiences include investigating crimes against children and serving as an elementary, middle, and high school counselor. She has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and six books. Her books include P-12 Career and College Readiness Counseling (3rd ed.) published by Springer and co-authored with A. Milsom, Promising Practices for High School Apprenticeships published by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), African Americans’ Career and College Readiness: The Journey Unraveled, co-edited with M. Ann Shillingford-Butler published by Lexington, and Integrating Play Techniques in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs co-edited with Laura Fazio-Griffith. Dr. Curry has presented her work nationally and internationally at over 150 professional conferences. She serves as an associate editor for Professional School Counseling and she has served as a delegate of ASCA’s national assembly and President of the Louisiana School Counselor Association (LSCA). She is the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Ross Trust Award, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling’s (ASERVIC) Judith Miranti Lifetime Service Award, the ASERVIC Meritorious Service Award, the Biggs Pine Publication Award, Louisiana Counseling Association’s (LCA) Research Award, LCA’s Advocacy Award, Louisiana State University’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and Vanderbilt’s Roger Aubrey Northstar Award for the person most likely to change the field of counseling.
Rock, W. & Curry J. (2021). Louisiana school counselors’ daily activities and the ASCA national model: A complex history and a hopeful future. International Journal of Educational Policy & Leadership, 17(5). Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/jcurry/Downloads/1089-Article%20Text-4873-2-10-20210608%20(1).pdf
Curry, J. & Milsom, A. (2021). Career and college readiness counseling in P-12 schools (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
Curry, J. & Milsom, A. (2021). Instructor’s Manual: Career and college readiness counseling in P-12 schools (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
Curry, J., Soares, F., Maclin, J., & Csaszar, I. (2021). African American male collegiate athletes’ perceptions of their career and academic preparation: A mixed methods study. The Journal of College Access, 6(3), 84-113.
Curry, J., Saal, L., Sulentic-Dowell, M. M., & Meidl, T. (2019). Secondary school counselors’ perceptions of service-learning: Gaps between state policy, counselors’ knowledge, and implementation. International Journal of Educational Policy & Leadership, 15(13) 1-15.
McFadden, A., & Curry, J. (2018). State leaders’ and school counselors’ role in elementary and middle school career development: Research findings and promising practices. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 93(3), 46-49.
Csaszar, I., Curry, J., & LeStrapes, R.* (2018). Effects of loving-kindness meditation on student teachers’ reported levels of stress and empathy. Teacher Education Quarterly, 45(4), 93-116.
Curry, J. (2018). Promising practices for secondary school apprenticeships. Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.
Curry, J. (2021). Helping students with career decisions. American School Counselor Association. Las Vegas, Nevada. July 12, 2021.
Fitzgerald, A., Curry, J., Dominguez, M., & Oriji, N. (2020). School counselor panel: Assisting student in 21st century career development. NICE Cybersecurity conference, December 7th, 2020, online platform.
Curry, J. (2020). Aligning Academic Advisement with Career Interest. Invited webinar presented for the American School Counselor Association’s Career Development Month. November 23rd , 2020 (287 attendees).
Curry, J. (2020). Career Development in a Changing World. Invited webinar presented for the American School Counselor Association’s Career Development Month. November 4th, 2020 (274 attendees).
Curry, J. (2020). Social Emotional Learning and Future Employability. Presented at the Career and Technical Education Consortium of States’ Community of Practice Conference. September 24, 2020. Via Zoom.
Curry, J. (2020). School Counselors and the Unique Needs of Gifted and Talented Students. Presented at the American School Counselor Association conference (ASCA@Home), June 30, 2020.
Curry, J., Hopkins Weigl, M., & Bowen, A. (2019). Invited Supersession. Workforce Development Strategies: Attracting the next generation of workers. National Marine Manufacturing Association IBEX. Tampa, FL, September 30, 2019.
Curry, J. (2019). A case study and college choice spectrum of first generation, African American students. Presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 29. 2019.
Curry, J., & VanDehei, K. (2019). Student perceptions of reparation measures by universities. Presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 29. 2019.
Selected Grants and Funded Projects
Founder: National Science Foundation (NSF): Preparing Resilient Individuals to Succeed in Engineering - A Scholarship Program
Focusing on the Retention and Success of Underprepared Students in Engineering at
Louisiana State University.
Grant amount: $1,498,900
Time of Service: 2021-2028
Shirley B. Barton Professorship
ASERVIC’s Judith Miranti Lifetime Service Award
Louisiana State University’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Louisiana Counseling Association’s (LCA) Research Award
Journal of Counseling and Values Biggs Pine Publication Award
Associate Editor for Career and College Readiness, Professional School Counseling