NCCU Professor Seizes State Counselor Educator Award

Posted January 21, 2020, 4:53PM
Jennifer Barrow, Ph.D.

School of Education Assistant Professor Jennifer Barrow’s expertise and excellence in education has earned her an award from the North Carolina School Counseling Association.

Barrow received the Counselor Educator Award at the organization’s annual convention in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 14, 2019. 

The award recognizes a counselor educator for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, mentoring and advising which has led to positively preparing individuals for careers as effective counseling professionals.

Barrow credits her nurturing spirit to her student’s success. 


I lead with love for my students and this love is manifest in providing consistent and timely feedback to develop students into the best counselors in the field. 

- Jennifer Barrow, Ph.D.

Prior to joining NCCU, Barrow served as adjunct professor at Montreat College. She has also served in various teaching positions at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University. 

Barrow’s philosophy of education stresses connecting theory to practical life and professional development is key to learning. She motivates students to become active learners through innovative technology usage to deliver course content.  

She has been actively involved in the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association and North Carolina Counseling Association, among others. 

She has produced several literary works, manuscripts and articles during her career, which also included stints as a professional school counselor. 

Barrow earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guilford College and a master’s degree in counselor education from East Carolina University. She also received a doctorate in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. 

She urges new counselors coming into the profession to continuously seek more knowledge, to embrace challenges and opportunities

“Each job teaches you more about yourself and what you want out of life,” Barrow adds. “Expand your reach, fear less, find a mentor and recognize that learning lasts a lifetime.” 

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