Delarious Stewart

Academic Credentials

EdD, LPC-S, NCC, NCSP

Bio

Considered by many as a “Voice of Reason and an Advocate for those who cannot speak up for themselves,” Dr. Delarious O. Stewart has dedicated his life to fighting for a fair and just society.

Dr. Stewart currently serves as Manager of School Psychology in the District of Columbia Public Schools and also provides mental health counseling in private practice.

Dr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Speech Communication, along with master’s degrees in counseling and educational leadership, all from Southern University and A&M College. He earned a specialist in school psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He also earned a specialist in education in special education and a Doctor of Education degree in educational psychology with a concentration in child development and a cognate in statistics from Jackson State University.

For more than twelve years, he has been providing a full range of mental health and psychological services, including screening, cognitive, personality, behavioral, psychosocial, and psychoeducational assessment, designing remedial educational programs, individual and group counseling with staff, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. Dr. Stewart’s experience has afforded him the opportunity to effectively work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to determine the address the needs of the client.

Dr. Stewart began his career in communications and media. His first professional job was working as a communications intern for a Louisiana State Representative. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree requirements, he worked in television news as a reporter and news anchor. After his stint in news, Dr. Stewart moved over to public relations. He was most honored to serve as Communications Director and Press Secretary for the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic member of Congress from Maryland. He also served as Director of Communications for the United States Congressional Black Caucus.

For more than 15 years, he worked in Mississippi as a leader school improvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, and special education. He has also worked as a full-time and adjunct faculty member in the areas of counseling, psychology, and educational leadership.

He has published academic and popular culture articles in the areas of adolescent behavior, special education, teaching Black boys to read, school discipline, and dyslexia. He served as a faculty research affiliate in the Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Stewart is a life member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, the Southern University Alumni Federation, and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, American Counseling Association, National Black Child Development Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

He is a licensed teacher in Mississippi. He is also a licensed school psychologist and school counselor. Additionally, Dr. Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia. He holds a national license in school psychology (NCSP) and counseling (NCC).

Teaching Areas</>

Counseling

Research Interests

The intersectionality of hip hop and behavior of children and adolescents, Black men and mental health, and training Black men in mental health

Publications

  • Mizelle, N., Maiden, J.L., Grady, J.C., Stewart, D.O. & Sutton, B. (2020). Cultural mistrust and counseling: A review of factors impacting African American males. Research Journal of Education, 6(8), 128-134. https://doi.org/10.32861/rje.68.128.134 Stewart, D., Maiden, J., & Mizelle, N. (2020).
  • Violent and angry in the age of hip-hop: Exploring the relationship between and the music. Journal of Liberal Arts and Humanities, 1(8), 18-25. Maiden, J., Mizelle, N., Nichols, B., & Stewart, D. (2020).
  • The impact of microaggressions on men of color in graduate counseling programs. International Journal of Social Policy and Education, 2(5), 57-66. Mizelle, N., Maiden, J.L., Stewart, D.O. (2020).
  • Addressing racial disparities in mental health for African American males, International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, 7(7), 199-205. https://doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0707022 Stewart, D., Davidson, S. & Arnold-Brunson, R. (2012).
  • A pedagogy of promise: The role of culturally relevant pedagogy in improving academic success in African American students. Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research, 2(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.jsumurc.org/ojs/index.php?journal=ojrur&page=article&op=view&path[]=28. D. Stewart. (2012, June 8).
  • We are our child’s first teacher [Web blog post]. Retrieved from http://asupts.ning.com/forum/topics/we-are-our-child-s-first-teacher Stewart, D. (2011).
  • A Pedagogy of Promise: The role of culturally relevant pedagogy in improving academic success in African American students. In. T. Latiker & E. Kincaid (Eds.), 2011
  • Ruth Searcy Literacy Conference Monograph. Jackson, MS, 44-66. Stewart, D. (2011). Adolescent’s exposure to rap and hip hop music: Exploring developmental pathways to antisocial behavior. The Journal of Education and Social Justice, 1, 43-57.

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Dr. Maureen Smith

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., LCMHC, CAS

Bio

Teaching Areas

Psychopathology, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Substance Abuse Assessment,Treatment & Diagnosis

Research Interests

Mental illness across the lifespan; psychopathology, nature/nurture impacts on the development of mental illness across the lifespan, diversity issues in counseling

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Lillian Walker-Shelton

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Bio

Dr. Lillian Walker Shelton is originally from Philadelphia. While living there she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Joseph’s University. Dr. Walker Shelton has a Master’s degree from Trinity Washington University in Community Mental Health Counseling. After receiving her Master’s degree, Dr. Walker Shelton worked in Community Mental Health and private practice. In 2018, Dr. Walker Shelton received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Marymount University. Dr. Walker Shelton currently teaches counseling classes at Trinity and Marymount. She also has a small private practice in Silver Spring, MD. […]

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Jennifer Ha

Academic Credentials

PhD

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Ha is a DC local and an alumni of Marymount University receiving her BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Counseling from The George Washington University before returning to Marymount University as an instructor having taught graduate psychology, counseling, and related courses at other DC universities. Her clinical training and experience range from working in hospital settings to private practice work providing diverse services to the community in the DC area.

Dr. Ha believes in fostering a cooperative and encouraging environment in the classroom. Her goal at Marymount University is to have students feel they are learning important and meaningful knowledge, feel challenged yet supported, as well as be independent and responsible.

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Samantha Knox

Academic Credentials

Ed.D., LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH

Biography

Dr. Samantha A.B. Knox received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Marymount University and was awarded the Doctoral Student Leadership Award in 2017. Dr. Knox holds a master’s in Counseling/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University and a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Knox enjoys working with clients from marginalized backgrounds and has a private practice in Washington, DC.

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Teaching Area

Assessments in Counseling, Advanced Growth and Development, Supervision, Counseling Skills, Multicultural, and Ethics

Research Interests

Counseling Marginalized Populations, Re-entry/ Returning Citizens, and Spirituality

Publications

Knox, S.A.B., (2020), Incarcerated African American mothers: When they do the time, we do the time with them. Compass Points, 13 (2), 6-7. https://www.mdcounseling.org/resources/Documents/Newsletters/fall%202020.pdf […]

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Kelly Kaczmarczyk

Academic Credentials

MS

Bio

Kelly Kaczmarczyk has been a school counselor for 21 years. She started her career in the Inner-City of Philadelphia and moved to Virginia where she has practiced professional school counseling for the past nineteen years. She earned the American School Counselors Association RAMP designation for her school in 2018, was honored with the Prince William Regional Counselors Association (PWRCA) Counselor of the Year award, held various leadership roles in PWRCA, and served on Virginia Counselors Association’s Award and Social Justice Committees. Currently, Ms. Kaczmarczyk is pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Education and Supervision and plans on teaching full-time at the university level in the future.

Teaching Areas

School Counseling

Research Interests

School counselor self-care, school counselor identity, social-emotional education in schools, curriculum design and instruction for school counseling, particularly online, trauma

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