Dr. Rhonda Jeter-Twilley, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Counseling
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Maryland
B.S., Taylor University
Dr. Rhonda Jeter-Twilley is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling. She earned her B.S. degree in Communications and Theatre Arts from Taylor University. Dr. Jeter-Twilley taught for three years at the junior high and high school levels in Philadelphia. She earned a M.S. in Family and Community Development specializing in Family Therapy at the University of Maryland in 1984. Subsequently she received her Ph.D. in Professional and Scientific Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Dr. Jeter-Twilley taught at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for ten years in the Master’s Program in Guidance and Counseling. Four of those years she served as the Coordinator of that program. During the 1998-1999 academic year, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Jeter-Twilley conducts research and has presented nationally, regionally, and locally on current topics in counseling.
Some areas of her expertise include: relationships, mentoring, women’s issues, group process, racial socialization and dissertation completion. In December 2010, Dr. Jeter-Twilley was confirmed as a Board of Trustee Member of Taylor University. She is credentialed as a Certified Secondary School Teacher, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Psychologist, and a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor.
- Black Female Leadership
- Relationship Issues
- Family Issues
- Racial Socializations
- Conflict Resolution
Turner, J. F., Jeter-Twilley, R., & Malinajdovska, L. (2011). Selecting and surviving a doctoral program in counseling: Strategies for success and completion. San Diego, CA: University Readers.
Jeter-Twilley, R., (2010). Identifying a dissertation topic and research focus. In J. F. Turner, R. Jeter- Twilley, & L. Malinajdovska, (Eds.), Selecting and surviving a doctoral program in counseling. San Diego, CA: University Readers.
Jeter-Twilley, R., Vsardi, V. (2010). The impact of doctoral studies on personal and family life. In J. F.
Turner, R. Jeter-Twilley, & L. Malinajdovska, (Eds.), Selecting and surviving a doctoral program in counseling. San Diego, CA: University Readers.
Jeter-Twilley, R. (2010). “So you want to Earn A Doctorate.” in Careers in Counseling and Psychology for Masters level Graduate Students, University Readers, San Diego, CA., pgs.65 - 86.
Norton, F. & Jeter, R. (2009). “Certification & Licensure Requirements for Substance Abuse Counselors.” Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Sage Publications, pgs. 169 - 172.
“How to recruit diverse faculty: A look at racial identity issues.” Maryland Association of Teacher Education (MACTE) conference. April, 2009
“How to navigate working on a doctoral degree.” American Counseling Association National Conference (ACA) March, 2009
Rhonda Jeter-Twilley . Mentoring Graduate Level Students in the Helping Professions. Presented at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV. February , 4-5. 2010.
Rhonda Jeter-Twilley . Adolescent Smoking: Does Education Really Make a Difference? Presented at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV. February , 4-5. 2010.
- Board of Trustee Member- Taylor University
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- National Certified Psychologists (NAMP)
- National Certified Psychotherapist
- Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
- Licensed Certified Professional Counseling (LCPC) in Maryland