Vice President for Scientific Affairs

Rachel L. Navarro: 2015-2018

Rachel L. Navarro (PhD, University of Missouri) is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Counseling Psychology and Community Services at the University of North Dakota. In 2010, she was honored by APAGS with the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students. In 2013, she received the Henry Tomes Award for Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology by an Emerging Leader from the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI). Her primary research focuses on the academic engagement, satisfaction, and persistence of Latina/os and women in engineering, which is currently funded by the National Science Foundation. Her other research areas included rural psychology, integrated health care, and the well-being of students of color, particularly those who identify as Latina/o and American Indian/Native American. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Dr. Navarro currently teaches graduate courses in counseling theories, group counseling, psychological assessment, and vocational psychology. Dr. Navarro is the current President of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP). She also serves on the APA Minority Fellowship Program Services for Transition-Age Youth (STAY) Training Advisory Committee. She also has served on the executive committee of the National Latina/o Psychological Association and APA Division 35.