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Counselors. Listeners. Agents of Change.

Meet Our Celebrated Faculty Leaders

The preeminent faculty who direct our on-ground counseling programs are the same who instruct and mentor students in our Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling programs. These tested counseling professionals, many of whom are best-selling education authors, have demonstrated unfailing excellence in their fields, which include marriage and family counseling, spirituality and meditation, violence prevention and intervention, legal issues in counseling and more. In the last decade, they have collectively garnered more than $44 million in grants and private funding for professional research, and they have jointly developed a gifted-learning curriculum that is now in use across 35 states.

Victoria Foster


Ed.D., North Carolina State University, 1989

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Leslie W. Grant

Program Co-Coordinator

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Ph.D., William & Mary, 2006

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Charles Gressard

Chancellor Professor

Coordinator of Addictions Emphasis for Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1979

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Daniel Gutierrez

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2014

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Natoya Haskins

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., William & Mary, 2011

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Jake Joseph

Program Co-Coordinator

Manager of Assessment and Accreditation

Ph.D., William & Mary, 2014

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Rip McAdams

Professor and Chair, School Psychology and Counselor Education

Ed.D., North Carolina State University, 1988

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Patrick Mullen

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2014

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Spencer Niles

Dean, School of Education

Ed.D., Penn State University, 1986

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Uncover Answers to Your Admissions Questions

Ready to begin your studies in counseling alongside some of the field’s leading professional minds? Take a few moments to review our frequently asked admissions questions and ensure that you have all the materials and insight needed to launch your application. Our School of Education staff have pooled their collective knowledge to anticipate and address all of your questions but, in case we missed something, Admissions Advisors are always available to assist you. Speak to one today at 866-870-6966.

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A Legacy of Excellence in Counseling Education

Small. Historic. Smart. William & Mary emphasizes a critical alignment of superior academic quality with an intimate and supportive community. This means our students receive not only an unrivaled education but also attentive mentorship from dedicated faculty who want nothing more than to see them succeed. Perhaps this is why we are among the smallest schools of education to be ranked among U.S. News & World Report's top 75.1 Take a look back at our history and discover what has set us apart since 1693.

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