Jonnie Lane is a Contributing Faculty member in the School of Counseling. Her background is in Clinical Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, obtaining a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2020 from North Carolina State University. She has been practicing since 2010 and teaching since 2020. She has worked in a variety of settings that includes hospital, inpatient, residential, outpatient, private practice, and corporate sector. She teaches Assessment, Pre-practicum, Crisis Intervention Course and the Group Experience Course. For her doctoral dissertation research, she created an Action Scale to align with the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies. She also has research interests in the substance use population, especially with regard to 12-step facilitation and motivational interviewing. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, having served as the president during her doctoral program. And, she can also be found discussing ways to enhance cultural competence on the podcast entitled The Thoughtful Counselor.