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Cheryl C. Holcomb-McCoy

Holcomb-McCoy, C.heryl

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy received her Ph.D. in counseling and educational development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research specialization include multicultural school counseling, school counselor multicultural self-efficacy, and urban school counselor preparation. She has written numerous book chapters and refereed articles on issues pertaining to diversity in school counselor education. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy is a former elementary school counselor and kindergarten teacher.

In 2000, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy was elected National Secretary of Chi Sigma Iota International and was the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Research Award in 1998. She was named Maryland Counselor Educator of the Year in 2001 and was awarded the Alumni Excellence Award from UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development in 2002. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy has served on the editorial boards of the Professional School Counseling journal, Journal of Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. She is currently serving as the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Diversity Professional Network Chairperson and is a consultant for the College Board’s National Office of School Counselor Advocacy. She resides with her husband and two children in Potomac, Maryland.