Ada UzonduAssistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts Psychology & Counseling
- Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (CACREP-accredited Program), 2023
- Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Geneva College (CACREP-accredited Program)
- Master of Arts, Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2016
- Bachelor of Art, Theology with concentration in Missions and Biblical Studies, West Africa Theological Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria 2011
Dr. Adachukwu (Ada) Chinelo Uzondu joined the HSU faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling in 2023. Serving God and humanity is her greatest passion. She views her teaching as God’s calling to make disciples. She enjoys bike rides, soccer, cooking, and baking.
Prior to joining the faculty, she served as a licensed professional counselor-associate at Texas A&M University Counseling Center and BeneVie Counseling and Consulting PLLC. She is the director of the Hope and Peace Ministry. She is a member of 12 counseling organizations and serves as a leader in some of the organizations. This includes her role as the 2023-2024 President of the Texas College Counseling Association and Past President of Theta Alpha Mu chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, a counseling honor society. She has also served as Co-Admission Coordinator, Program Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Assistant Director in different areas of her career.
Her research passion includes five main areas: (a) trauma; (b) health and wellness; (c) supervision; (d) intersectionality and multicultural competency; and (e) mental health disorders among students and minority groups. Her dissertation was on the effectiveness of CBT-based positive self-affirmation on childhood sexual abuse survivors’ self-esteem and hope.
Her scholarly productivity and commitment include 21 presentations at local, regional, and national conferences. She is devoted to excellence in education informed by Christian values and beliefs. She is passionate about empowering students to identify and fulfill their dreams by instilling knowledge, nurturing confidence, and engaging minds and spirits.