Dr. Jennifer Gerlach

Dr. Jennifer Gerlach

Assistant Professor

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

ECDC 232A

(361) 825-3318

jennifer.gerlach@tamucc.edu

Jennifer Gerlach, Ph.D., NCC is an assistant professor in Counselor Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Gerlach earned both her doctorate and Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Gerlach was a high school counselor for six years before joining the faculty at TAMUCC. A strong believer in service, she was very involved in suicide prevention efforts and bereavement counseling for children in Richmond, Virginia. Her research interests include student-athletes, wellness, school counselor preparation and issues, and bereavement counseling.

  • Assistant Professor
  • School Counseling Program Coordinator
  • CNEP 5316 – Developmental School Counseling
  • CNEP 5318 – Consultation in Schools
  • CNEP 5698 – Internship

Course syllabus lookup

  • B.A. – Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN
  • M.Ed. – Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA
  • Ph.D. – Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA

Gerlach, J. (2017). The lived experiences of academic advisors with counseling degrees in addressing wellness with college student-athletes (Doctoral dissertation.) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

  • Professional School Counselor (2011-present)
  • National Certified Counselor (2011-present)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society (CSI)
  • Texas Counselor Association (TCA)
  • Wellness
  • Student-athletes
  • School counseling issues
  • Bereavement counseling

Using Art Therapy Techniques in School and Higher Education Settings. Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society ($120). Principal Investigators: Jennifer M. Gerlach and Shajuana Isom-Payne.