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Faculty and Staff

Kathy M. Evans, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Counselor Education
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-1937
Fax: 803-777-3045

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Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Ed. M. and M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
B. A., Lincoln University

Areas of expertise

Multicultural and Career Counseling, Feminist Therapy and Supervision of Counseling, Racial Identity

Research focus

Multicultural counseling including: skill development, cultural groups (African Americans, women)


Kathy M. Evans has been a Counselor Educator for over 23 years, 18 of which have been at the University of South Carolina where she is an Associate Professor. Her research interests and presentations focused on multicultural, career, and feminist issues. Her publications include articles on multicultural and diversity training, multicultural career issues, and counseling African Americans. Evans has given over 100 presentations at local, regional and national conferences and has over 40 publications, including four books.

Evans has held numerous leadership positions including Secretary for CSI International, President of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; and President of South Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. One chair she is especially proud of is that of Co-Chair of the National Career Development Association and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's Combined Commission for the Development of Career Counselors.

Of the awards Kathy Evans has received, the ones she cherishes most are those awarded by students-- Outstanding Faculty Member by Chi Sigma Iota, Upsilon Sigma Chi Chapter in 2008; the Outstanding Faculty Award by USC Black Students' Association in 2006 and she was a finalist for the George Lackey Award for Innovative Teaching in 2005.

Selected publications

Fawcett, M. & Evans, K. M. (2013). Experiential Approach for developing Multicultural Counseling Competence, Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Evans, K. M., Kincade, E. A., & Seem, S. (2010). Introduction to feminist therapy: Strategies for social and individual change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Evans, K. (2007). Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling. Boston: Lahaska Press/Houghton Mifflin Company.

Evans, K. M., Kincade, E.A., Marbley, A., Seem, S. (2005). Feminism and feminist therapy: Lessons from the past and hopes for the future. Journal of Counseling and Development. 83, 269-277.;

Evans, K. M. & Larrabee, M. J. (2002); Teaching the multicultural competencies and revised career counseling competencies simultaneously. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 30, 21-39;

Selected research studies

Packer-Williams, C. & Evans, K. (2011). Retaining and reclaimingourselves: on a peer mentoring group experience for new African American women professors. Perspectives in Peer Programs.

Packer-Williams, C., Jay, M., & Evans, K. (2010). Understanding the contextual factors that influence school counselors to incorporate multicultural diversity into their practice. Journal of School Counseling, 8(6).

Jay, M., Packer-Williams, C., Evans, K., Barwick, E. (2009). A preliminary investigation of common multicultural techniques and activities of southeastern teachers. Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, 2(4), 59-67.

Evans, K. M. & Herr, E. L. (1991). The influence of Racism and Sexism in the career development of Black women. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 19,130-135.

Selected presentations

Evans, K. M. & Fawcett, M. L. (2013) How to increase your students’ multicultural competence throughout their entry-level program. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference in Denver, CO..

Evans, K. M. , Brooks, K. L., Taylor, C. J. (2013) A Preliminary Investigation of Multicultural Supervision Training for Supervisors of Practicum Students Placed in Culturally Diverse Settings. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference in Denver, CO..

Evans, K. M. Glavin, K., Lara, T., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Tang, M., Willis, C. (2011) Teaching Career Counseling? These Strategies and Resources are for you! Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference in Nashville, TN..

Kincade, E. A., Evans, K. M. & Seem, S. R. (2007). Feminist therapy and counseling: A context-driven, multicultural approach to working with clients. Pre-Conference Learning Institute presented at the American Counseling Association’s annual convention in Detroit, MI..

Selected awards

Outstanding Faculty Award, Chi Sigma Iota, Upsilon Sigma Chi Chapter, 2008

Outstanding Faculty Award, USC Black Student Association, 2006

Finalist for the George Lackey Award for Innovative Teaching 2005