PhD, MA, St. Mary’s University
Human dignity and humiliation studies; human rights concerns; growth and empowerment for traditionally marginalized groups (including women, communities of color, and transgender persons)
Dr. Reicherzer is a recognized expert in the developing concept of “otherness,” the method by which people are made to feel left out, less than, humiliated, and immobilized in mind and spirit. The topic is the inspiration for her new book, currently under development. She holds counseling supervisor licensure in the state of Texas.
During her time at Walden, Dr. Reicherzer has served as faculty in the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision programs, a qualitative methodologist and chair for Walden thesis and dissertation students, and the director of assessment in the School of Counseling. Additionally, Dr. Reicherzer has provided service to the Walden community, including numerous faculty and student training initiatives, leading and supporting collaborative team efforts with the Center for Faculty Excellence, Center for Research Quality, and Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Currently, she serves as the academic director for the B.S. in Human Services program, and project manager for the School of Counseling.
In 2010, Dr. Reicherzer was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, and that same year received the Faculty Research Initiative Grant for her innovative research with transsexual Latinas. She holds a distinguished record of publications and presentations on diverse topics, such as workplace equality, immigration, and lesbian and gay couples counseling.