Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program, Counseling and Higher Education
Dr. Taheera Blount is an assistant professor of Counselor Education at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Blount earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University, her M.A. (School Counseling) from North Carolina Central University, and her B.S.W. from Barton College.
Dr. Blount began her teaching career at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Dr. Blount worked as a school counselor and as a licensed professional counselor, serving children and adolescents with mental health disorders.
Dr. Blount was the recipient of the 2015 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for her research interest related to the use of spirituality in overcoming substance-use-related disorders. In 2017, she was selected as an Emerging Leader for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.
Currently, Dr. Blount serves on the Editorial Board for Professional School Counseling and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
Dr. Blount's research interests include the following:
The use of spirituality, religion, and family in overcoming substance-use-related disorders among African American women
Evidence-based interventions in school counseling
Data-driven school counseling programs
College and career readiness among urban youth
Dropout prevention strategies for school counselors