Dr. Cher Edwards recently joined the Walden community as a contributing faculty. She brings 23 years of experience as a counselor educator to this role. Her areas of specialization are school counseling and community mental health. Her research interests include multicultural and social justice issues in counseling. She has clinical experience in private practice, school-based counseling, group counseling, substance use counseling, domestic violence, and sex offender treatment. She has served as the president of the Washington School Counselor Association, president of the Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, President-Elect of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, Founding President of Washington Counselors for Social Justice, and President of the South East Ohio Counseling Association. She is a recipient of the O'Hana Award for Social Justice Advocacy by the American Counseling Association division Counselors for Social Justice.