Winthrop University: Education Professor Jennifer Jordan Elected as Faculty Chair
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Education Professor Jennifer Jordan Elected as Faculty Chair

April 22, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Professor Jennifer Jordan was elected by faculty members this spring and will replace outgoing chair Adolphus Belk Jr. at the beginning of the new academic year in August.
  • Jordan is a national board-certified counselor, licensed professional counselor, and licensed professional counselor supervisor.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - A counseling professor from the Richard W. Riley College of Education will join the Winthrop University Board of Trustees as the faculty representative and new chair of Faculty Conference. 

Professor Jennifer Jordan was elected by faculty members this spring and will replace outgoing chair Adolphus Belk Jr. at the beginning of the new academic year in August. According to the faculty manual, the chair must be a full-time tenured faculty member.

Jordan is a national board-certified counselor, licensed professional counselor, and licensed professional counselor supervisor. She currently serves as the president of the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psych-Educational Specialists

Jordan has been instrumental in making changes to state licensure laws and regulations for professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and addiction counselors in 2018 and 2019. She also serves as the executive director of the South Carolina Counseling Association and oversees the annual conference. 

Founder of the Winthrop Community Counseling Clinic, Jordan has created a counseling clinic devoted to serving the mental health needs of the community free of charge. She trains and supervises students to empower them to become effective and competent counselors. Her expertise is in the area of directing counselor-training clinics, supervision, and counseling children and adolescents using play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Jordan received the 2015 LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award for Excellence in graduate instruction and for her collaboration with students. She has edited two books with former students, written nine book chapters with students, and presented with more than 30 students at state and national conferences.

She holds a Ph.D., in counselor education from Mississippi State University; an M.A. in psychological counseling from Nicholls State University; and a B.A. in psychology from University of Central Florida.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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