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Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis Receives APA Award

Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis, professor of Counseling Psychology in CEPR, is an inspiring leader in education and the field of counseling psychology. She served as President of the American Psychological Association in 2019 where she focused on addressing the psychological needs of those in deep poverty. She also served for many years as the Vice President for Student Affairs at the UofM. Her commitment to social justice and equity, her kind and humble demeanor and her impactful leadership is praised by her peers and colleagues.

Dr. Davis has received the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to the American Psychological Association (APA). This award shows that Dr. Davis demonstrates a clear dedication to APA's mission and honors her significant and enduring impact on the APA and the field of Counseling Psychology. The award will be presented on August 3rd during the meeting of the APA Council of Representatives at the 2022 APA Convention in Minneapolis. Read a spotlight on Dr. Davis, and the three Lifetime Achievement Awards she has recently been honored with, here >

Online Education Program Ranked by US News and World Report

We are so proud of our Online Education's program ranking by US News and World Report! The COE Online Education program is ranked #102 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs (up from #146 last year) and #28 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans. Both rankings are #1 in the state of Tennessee. Congratulations to our dedicated faculty, staff and students who made this ranking possible. Learn more about the ranking here >.

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