Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., a University alumna and certified counselor, was named assistant professor of counseling and human services.
Cerrito attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish.
Cerrito continued her education at The University, where she earned a master’s degree in school counseling.
She received her doctorate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in August. Her doctorate is in counselor education and supervision.
Before coming to The University, Cerrito was employed as an elementary school counselor in the Berwick Area School District and the Pocono Mountain School District. Cerrito also served as an adjunct professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and at The University before becoming an assistant professor.
Cerrito’s research area is school counseling, specifically research regarding career development across the lifespan, women in the workplace, school counselor supervision, ethical and legal school counseling and the collaboration of counselor and principal.
She teaches three classes: social and cultural issues, career development in schools and practicum. She said she enjoys incorporating a variety of experiential learning activities for students and teaches using the Socratic method of instruction.
Cerrito said that she credits her department, her fellow professors and her students for her easy transition into her new position.
“The University is recognized for their commitment to counseling nationally,” Cerrito said. “We have fine academics, committed students, supportive faculty, and as an alum I felt this was an opportunity to contribute back to The University.”
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