Kenneth Washington | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Kenneth Washington

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

Kenneth Washington


Lonoke, AR

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and in Spanish

Current Program/Degree Pursued:

Counseling Psychology, PhD

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

Understanding “meaning in life” from a culturally sensitive perspective, relation of meaning and the psychological predictors of physical health and health-risk behaviors, and applications of culturally sensitive methodology to counseling psychology.

Teaching Experience:

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Psychology 102

Future Career Plans:

Teaching, Research, Counseling

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The opportunity to begin counseling my first semester, the commitment to diversity, the culture of the program, and the counseling psychology program’s faculty and reputation

Additional Information:

Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Gates Millennium Scholar