Dr. Laura M. Gonzalez
phone: 336-405 8682 email: firstname.lastname@example.org office: 215 Curry Building
Title: Assistant Professor
- PhD, Counselor Education, North Carolina State University
- MEd, College Counseling, University of Delaware
- BA, Women’s Studies with a minor in Biology, Colgate University
Faculty member at UNCG since: 2009
Scholarly Achievements and Awards (selected):
Gonzalez, L. M., & Villalba, J. A. (2014, February). Promoting higher education in Latino families: The LaP-LAC Program. Proposal submitted to the K. B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for $93,000 (funded).
Gonzalez, L. M., Hines, E. M., Borders, L. D., & Gonzalez, E. J. (2013, Fall). Finding your voice: Purpose, leadership, and vision. Proposal submitted to GEAR UP NC Middle School Leadership Program for $9963.00 (funded).
Stein, G. L., Gonzalez, L. M., & Supple, A. J. (co-PI’s). (2012, Fall). The role of familism in promoting positive youth development in Asian and Latino immigrant families: Exploring mechanisms and context. UNCG Regular Faculty Grant – $10,000 (funded).
Villalba, J. A., Gonzalez, L. M., Borders, L. D., Hines, E. M. (co-Principal Investigators). (2011, Summer). “Who are our children and where are they going? A career and post-secondary planning guide for parents and family members.” (Funded by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) as part of UNC College Access Challenge Grant). $43, 978 (funded).
Fellow, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision “Emerging Leaders” Program (2014)
Recipient, North Carolina Counseling Association Award for Professional Writing and/or Research (2014)
Recipient, UNCG School of Education Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award (2014)
Research Interests (selected):
- College student development
- Post-secondary educational access of Latino adolescents
- Latino parental involvement with their children’s educational goals
- Social influences in human development (including ecological and social cognitive theories)
- Ethnic identity and cultural influences in new immigrant communities
Professional Service (selected):
Co-Chair, College Counseling/Student Affairs Interest Network, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (summer 2012 – present) and ACES (starting summer 2013)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of College Counseling
- Student Development in Higher Education
- Career Development and Career Counseling
- Contemporary College Student
- Advanced Theories and Research 2
- Coordinates the College Counseling/Student Development in Higher Education track in the program
- Supervises counseling interns
- Serves on dissertation committees
Counseling Experience (selected):
Has worked as a counselor in the following settings:
- Academic advisor and transitions counselor, undeclared college students
- Career counselor, college students
- Crisis counselor, rape and sexual violence
Clinical Experience and Interests:
- Effective programs to support educational and career choices
- Multicultural identity and wellness (including gender and ethnicity)
- Self-efficacy beliefs and social cognitive theory in educational settings
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Member, American Counseling Association
- Member, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development
- Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
- Member, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
I enjoy watching my three small children evolve, practicing yoga, listening to world music, traveling, and time relaxing with my husband.
Recent Publications (selected)
Gonzalez, L. M., Villalba, J. A., & Borders, L. D. (in press). Spanish-speaking immigrant parents and their children: Reflections on the path to college. Journal of Humanistic Counseling.
Gonzalez, L. M., Stein, G. L., Kiang, L., & Cupito, A. (in press). The influence of support and discrimination on developmental competencies in Latino adolescents. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.
Gonzalez, L. M., Eades, M. P., & Supple, A. J. (in press). Ethnic identity of immigrant youth: Increasing knowledge, awareness, and skills of school counselors. School Community Journal.
Villalba, J. A., Gonzalez, L. M., Borders, L. D., & Hines, E. M. (2014). The Latino Parents-Learning About College (LaP-LAC) program: Educational empowerment of Latino families through psychoeducational group work. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39, 47-70.
Stein, G. L., Gonzalez, L. M., Cupito, A., Kiang, L., & Supple, A. J. (in press). Family cultural variables as protective factors in the lives of Latino youth. Journal of Family Issues.
Ting, S. R., & Gonzalez, L. M. (in press). Quality of interactions in face-to-face and hybrid career development courses: An exploration of students’ perceptions. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning.
Gonzalez, L. M., Stein, G. L., & Huq, N. (2013). The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college preparation and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35, 101-118. doi:10.1177/0739986312463002.
Gonzalez, L. M., Borders, L. D., Hines, E. M., Villalba, J. A., & Henderson, A. (2013). Parental involvement in children’s education: Considerations for school counselors working with Latino immigrant families. Professional School Counseling, 16, 185-193.
Gonzalez, L. M. (2012) College level choice of Latino high school students: A social cognitive approach. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Gonzalez, L. M., Stein, G. L., Shannonhouse, L. R., & Prinstein, J. (2012). Latina/o Adolescents in an Emerging Immigrant Community: A Qualitative Exploration of their Future Goals. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.
Stein, G.L., Gonzalez, L.M., & Huq, N. (2012) Cultural stressors and the hopelessness model of depression in Latino adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.