Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia College of Education professor Pamela Paisley has been named an American Counseling Association Fellow for 2009.
Paisley, a professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is coordinator of the school counseling program (M.Ed.) on the Athens campus and shares coordination responsibilities for the Ed.S. program in professional school counseling and the Ph.D. program in counseling and student personnel services, bothat the Gwinnett campus.
In 2008, Paisley received the David K. Brooks Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award, a national honor presented each year by the American Counseling Association Foundation.
She received the 2006 ‘Ohana Honors Award from the Counselors for Social Justice and has served as president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Paisley was principal investigator on a $450,000 grant funded by DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest for a project to transform school counseling preparation and practice. She has also received many teaching awards from UGA and Appalachian State University, where she taught for seven years before joining the UGA faculty in 1994.
Paisley worked as a teacher and counselor in North Carolina public schools for a decade before earning her Ed.D. in counselor education from North Carolina State University. Her research interests include school counseling program development, issues related to children and adolescents and promoting development for the adults in children’s lives.
Fellow status is given to an ACA member of professional distinction in recognition of significant and unique contributions in professional practice, scientific achievement and governance, or teaching and training.
Paisley was recognized at the ACA national conference March 22 in Charlotte, N.C.