Two New Mexico State University College of Education professors were named to the 99 Top Professors in Counseling, Psychology and Therapy list in the Masters in Counseling Information Guide.
Counseling and Educational Psychology Department faculty members Hsiu-Lan Cheng, an assistant professor, and Jonathan Schwartz, associate dean of research, are being honored for their work in research and promoting learning in the field.
"It is deeply rewarding and fulfilling to feel that the work my students and I are doing can have potentially long lasting influence on people's lives, such as the counseling services we provide and the research inquiries we investigate," Cheng said. "I am thankful for and energized everyday by doing this meaningful work."
Cheng's research focuses on the study of psychological difficulties such as eating disorders or depression from the perspectives of affect regulation, attachment theory and cultural considerations; mental health concerns and disparities in culturally or environmentally disadvantaged populations; and stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. She was elected to the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist, and her term began in 2012.
"It is an honor to be included with the other outstanding professors on this list," Schwartz said. "It is also exciting to be in a field where our mission is to be positivity engaged in our communities."
Schwartz was a former department head for counseling and educational psychology. His research interests involve issues of gender roles; intersection of prevention and social justice; and prevention of bullying and intimate violence. He has been identified as one of the top scholars in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity and was recently named a Fellow of the Division of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
For a complete listing of the 99 top professors, visit http://www.mastersincounseling.org/counseling-profs.html.