Chippewa Thomas

Professor & Director of Faculty Engagement, Office of the Vice President for University Outreach

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Office: 213 Samford Hall

Units: Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling

Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-5701

Vita: view vita

Academic Areas

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counselor Education


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2004, Auburn University

M.Ed. in Community Mental Health Counseling, 2001, Auburn University

B.A. in Psychology, 1998, Tuskegee University

Professional Experience

2019 - Present

Professor & Director of Faculty Engagement, University Outreach, Auburn University

2010 - 2019

Associate Professor/ Instructor/ Supervisor , Auburn University

2005 - 2010

Assistant Professor/ Instructor/ Supervisor, Auburn University

2005 - Present

Academic Advisor and Committee Appointments, Auburn University

2004 - 2004

Graduate Assistant, Auburn University

2003 - 2004

Intern Adjunct Instructor, Troy University

Research Interests

  • Counseling African American Women
  • Counselors' perceptions on mental and physical disabilities
  • Community-based study abroad programs
  • Advocacy and social action

Professional Service and Advocacy

  • Board President, Domestic Violence Intervention Center, Inc., Opelika Alabama 2014 - 2016
  • Board member (-2011), Domestic Violence Intervention Center, Inc., Opelika Alabama 2008 - 2014
  • Volunteer Outreach Educator and Support Group Facilitator, Domestic Violence Intervention Center, Inc. Opelika, Alabama -present)


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