Rebecca Eaker

Dr. Rebecca M. Eaker

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Biography

Dr. Rebecca Eaker has a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia with a focus on counseling, counselor education and social justice. Her background includes working as a clinical social worker and therapist in the psychiatric and mental health setting as well as many years as a counselor in the alternative school setting, working with a diverse population of at-risk students. Eaker also worked as a student mentor at Georgia Gwinnett College during the 2015-2016 school year.

Her research interests include gender identity development with a focus on gender nonconformity in childhood and adolescence, as well as multiculturalism and social justice in academic settings. Eaker continues to write and publish for peer-reviewed academic journals and presents at state, regional and national conferences in the field of counseling and counselor education.

Education

  • Doctorate – The University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Counselor education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social justice in academic settings
  • Gender nonconformity
  • Family dynamics in gender identity development

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision