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Jenelle Pitt

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Jenelle S. Pitt, CRC, LPCC, LPC is a contributing faculty member in the CACREP accredited Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Program at Walden University. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside; a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; and a doctorate in Rehabilitation Counselor Education respectively from Michigan State University. Dr. Pitt has has over 20 years of experience in working with people with disabilities from marginalized backgrounds across multiple settings including state government, schools, and non-profit agencies.

Courses Taught

COUN 8001 - Foundations for Graduate Study in Counselor Education and Supervision

COUN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Counseling and Human Services Professionals

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis


BA, University of California, Riverside

MA, Michigan State University

PhD, Michigan State University

Public Service

Fresno Unified District Advisory Committee, Chair - Fresno, CA

Fresno Unified District Advisory Committee, Vice Chair - Fresno, CA

City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission, Board Member

Awards / Honors

Provost Promising New Faculty Award, 2014

Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award, 2014


Boston, Q., Bynum, F., Vaughn, S., Pitt, J. S., Smith-Augustine, S., Waldrum, S. G. (2012). Chronic disability and women of color: Implications for rehabilitation professionals. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Associations' Journal.

Lewis, A., King, E., Pitt, J. S., Getachew, M., Shamburger, A. (2010). Critical thinking skills for rehabilitation professionals in the 21st century. Rehabilitation Education.

D. Strauser, Burris, J., Lewis, A. N., Pitt, J. S., Getachew, M., Alston, R. (2013). Essential knowledge for improving employment of ethnic minorities with disabilities in the United States.

Franca, M. C., Flowers, C. R., McC, abe Smith, L., Pitt, J. S. (2007). The impact of multiculturalism in rehabilitation education. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal.

Pitt, J. S., Vaughn, S., Shamburger-Rosseau, A., Harris, L. (2015). Black women in academia: The invisible life..

Pitt, J. S. (2017). Multicultural counseling competencies: Why is it difficult to apply what we know...? .

Pitt, J. S. (2016). Who speaks for me? Learning to resist with marginalized statuses in the academy..

Boston, Q., Shamburger-Rosseau, A., Ethridge, G., Dunlap, P. N., Pitt, J. S., Shaw, M. (2015). Multicultural supervision: Implications for rehabilitation counseling doctoral students. . Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal.


Pitt, J. S., Gines, J., Wilson, K. B. (2014). Acquisition and application of multicultural counseling competencies for emerging and established professionals.

Pitt, J. S. (2012). Building cultural competence at the pre-service level: Incorporating the service learning component. Virginia Commonwealth University Project Empowerment.

Pitt, J. S., Romero, M. (2010). Enhancing rehabilitation counseling doctoral study and post-doctorate experiences.

Wilson, K. B., Pitt, J. S., Gines, J. (2012). Multicultural counseling competencies: Understanding cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions to change behavior.

Pitt, J. S. (2013). Promoting multicultural competence using service learning pedagogy: What we learned along the way.

Pitt, J. (2016). The Flat-footed truth: Lived experiences of Black women in academia. . NCRE.

Pitt, J. S. (2015). From surviving to thriving as a Black woman in academia.. National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) Conference.

Oliver, D., Nusbaum, E., Pitt, J. S. (2011). Applying an ethical decision-making model across the curriculum in higher education administration, special education, and rehabilitation counseling pedagogy.