Alejandra Chavez Stuart
Dr. Alejandra Chavez Stuart is a Academic Coordinator in the School of Counseling. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Michigan State University, and received a Master’s in Community Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Dallas. She completed her Doctoral degree at Argosy University in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her dissertation was on the transitional relationship from companions to co-therapists: examining the human dog bond. Her research interests include Animal Assisted Therapy, Multiculturalism, Inclusive Teaching, and Ethics. Clinical experience has centered around early childhood and childhood counseling. She has worked in schools, private practice, and clinical centers for over five years before moving into a school counselor position. She was an elementary and high school counselor as well. At the university level, she has taught Research and Program Evaluation, Multicultural Counseling, Assessment, Ethics and Laws, Trauma and Disaster Mental Health, and Skills.
Multicultural studies are a major part of her personal and professional experiences. She has given lectures and presentations on multiculturalism and diversity in counseling, and in the classroom at regional and national conferences. Her passion is working with counseling students to expand cultural awareness (personally and professionally), along with their skills, and knowledge.
As an educator, she is learner-centered, valuing the student’s strengths and ambitions. She believes in gaining real world practice through experiential learning to develop the skills, knowledge, and awareness necessary to become effective counselors and/or school counselors.
EdD, Argosy University, Denver
Post-master's Certificate, Denvery Seminary
MA, Argosy University, Dallas
Briggs, C., Boyle, R., Chavez Stuart, A. A. (2023). Creating Inclusive Syllabi: Recommendations from the Field. Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Uribe, J., Chavez Stuart, A. A., Dardis, K. A. (2023). Bridging Connections in an Online Environment: Creating Learning Communities. American Counseling Association