The College of Education has chosen Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan as the recipient of the 2013-14 Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair. Dr. Nassar-McMillan's appointment begins on January 15, 2014.
Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, recipient of the
2013-14 Michael G. Morris Endowed
Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, Ph.D. is currently a Professor and Program Coordinator of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University. She has served in a variety of clinical mental health, schools, and college settings over the past 25 years. She has published three books, 22 book chapters, and 37 refereed journal articles, and has lectured and consulted in more than a dozen countries. She has conducted research on psychological and other acculturative impacts with immigrants and refugees from multiple countries of origin from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
Her most recent work in this area is an edited text entitled Biopsychosocial Care of Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Development, and Health, in press with Springer, knitting together the works of prominent scholars across sociology, psychology, and medical fields. She is often consulted as a content expert in this area and has served as an advisor to organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the Arab American Institute Foundation's Census Information Center. Dr. Nassar-McMillan received the Extended Research Award from the American Counseling Association for her nationally renowned contributions on behalf of Arab Americans in 2013.
Dr. Nassar-McMillan's other current projects span the areas of program evaluation; developing career assessment scales to examine stereotyping, equality perception, and career intentions; clinical supervision; international/cultural immersion program development; and implications of global and domestic diversity and multiculturalism. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF – USA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA).
Dr. Nassar-McMillan currently serves as Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling & Development and as a Standards Revision Committee member for the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).