College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Foster is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Walden University. She received her undergraduate degree from Samford University, master’s and education specialist degrees in Community Counseling from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Mississippi State University. Linda worked as a licensed professional counselor for over 10 years at the elementary, middle and high school level and has been a counselor educator since 2007. She has served on local, state, national and international counseling boards and editorial boards. Dr. Foster’s current research interests include the impact of language in online learning, student engagement and creating effective learning communities. Dr. Foster has presented various topics at the state, national and international level and has published articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as authored several book chapters.
COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling
COUN 6626 - Research Methods & Program Evaluation
COUN 6101 - Foundations in Graduate Study
PhD, Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS United States
National Board for Certifed Counselors , Chair - Greensboro, NC United States
Association for Assessment in Research and Counseling , Chair - Birmingham, AL United States
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Member - Alexandria, VA United States
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Practitioner, Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Society, 2001
Outstanding Researcher, Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Society Zeta Chapter, 2001
Outstanding Member, Alabama Counseling Association , 2004
Foster, L. H. (2005). The Work Activities of Professional School Counselors: Are the National Standards Being Addressed? . Professional School Counselor.
Foster, L. H. (2010). A best kept secret: Single-subject research design in counseling. . Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation Journal .
Foster, L. H. (2002). Single subject research design for school counselors: Becoming an applied researcher. Professional School Counselor.
Foster, L. (2018). Language and Online Learning: The Power of Words to Engage and Transform. . The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
Foster, L. H., Briggs, C. A., Neuer Colburn, A. A. (2016). Language and Online Learning: The Power of Words to Engage and Transform.. Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
Foster, L. H., Overton, S. L., Young, A. J., Falkner, J. (2017). Understanding poverty: reducing barriers and creating opportunities. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Foster, L. H., Hays, D. G. (2011). Evaluation, Review and Revision of the current Standards for Multicultural Assessment.. Assessment and Research in Counseling.