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Professor-In-Residence Program Empowers Youth

In addition to being a licensed school and professional counselor, JMUís School Counseling Program Co-Coordinator, Dr. Michele Kielty, is putting her credentials to work as a Professor-In-Residence (PIR) at Kate Collins Middle School in Waynesboro, VA.

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PHOTO:Keston FulcherFulcher Wins Award

May 9, 2014

Dr. Keston Fulcher, Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Assessment & Research Studies (CARS) received the faculty Impact Award.

PHOTO: JMU studentsGrad Student Seeks to Serve Diverse Populations in Schools

April 8, 2014

Through the Cultural Competency Practitioner Initiative (CCPI), the school psychology program equips students with the necessary skills to be advocates for children and families from a variety of ethnicities and cultures.

PHOTO: Matthew SwainGraduate Student Earns Internship

March 19, 2014

During this past summer, Matthew Swain, a doctoral student in Assessment and Measurement at James Madison University, served as an intern in the Louisville, Kentucky office of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO).

PHOTO: Debbie StrumIBAVI Presents Award

November 18, 2013

Dr. Craig Shealy, Professor of Graduate Psychology and Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute or IBAVI,†and members of the IBAVI Executive Board,†presented Agnes Kamara-Umunna, journalist, radio producer/presenter, and community activist, with the Sustainable Vision and Values award.


  • The Department of Graduate Psychology is pleased to announce the following PGSC Faculty Award Winners:

    Outstanding Teaching:
    Dr. Jack Presbury

    Outstanding Service:
    Dr. Tammy Gilligan

    Outstanding Scholarship:
    Dr. Keston Fulcher

  • November 24-28
    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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Welcome from Graduate Psychology

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Welcome to the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling! Our department offers eight graduate programs designed for individuals who want to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling. These programs share the goals of academic enrichment, development of research and applied skills, and personal and professional growth. More >