Angela D. Coker PhD

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her areas of scholarship include women’s issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and co-editor of the book Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Competence in Counseling (Pope, Pangelinan, & Coker, 2011). She is a 2011 Fulbright-Hays scholar who has examined cultural diversity in Brazil. In 2013 she served as a sabbaticant in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Botswana. There she examined how culture impacted the practice of counseling in Botswana. She has also provided professional development training for UNICEF (Botswana), community outreach to homeless shelters in Namibia, and served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She currently serves as a Fellow in the Office of International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and an Ambassador for the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP). Lastly, Dr. Coker has taught in higher education for over 15 years and received several honors including the NCACES 2007 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award and the 2007 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.