Jeri Lee, E.d.D., J.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator, Professional School Counseling

Jeri L. Lee, Ed.D., J.D., Licensed Counseling Psychologist, Licensed Professional School Counselor, Licensed Attorney, and Licensed Teacher, has taught in the university setting since 1977, and has taught pre-school through geriatric classes, including English learners, mental health professionals, high school students, military personnel and police officers.

She has taught at three of the universities granting her a degree, including: East Texas Baptist University, Texas Christian University and Tennessee State University, as well as teaching at Minot State University (North Dakota), Jacksonville College (Texas), Austin Peay State University, Meharry Medical College, Volunteer State Community College, and Trevecca University.

She serves as the Chair of Tennessee Counseling Association’s Committee on Ethics and Human Rights, and is Past President of the Tennessee Psychological Association, for whom she also served as Vice President, as Legislative Chair for five years, and as Federal Advocacy Coordinator, receiving the Legislative Advocate Award in 2001. She was Legislative Chair for Middle Tennessee Counseling Association and in 2007 was named their Post-Secondary Counselor of the Year. She also served as Legislative Liaison and Director of the Children’s Plan Outcome Review Team for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, Consultative Examination Panelist for Disability Determination, Clinic Director and Staff Psychologist for Gallatin Family Counseling Center, Panelist for the State of Tennessee’s Informal Dispute Resolution Panel for Long Term Care, by special appointment of the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Coordinator of the IDEA Learning Center in Minot, North Dakota, and was in private practice as a counseling psychologist for nine years.

She continues to provide psychological as well as legal consultation services. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American School Counselor Association, Tennessee Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Tennessee Counseling Association, and Middle Tennessee Counseling Association, as well as a past student member of The Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and for five years was Legal Research Assistant to The Honorable William F. Lee, Jr.

Her publications and research interests include legal and ethical issues for psychologists and school counselors, archetypal consciousness, program evaluation, individual counseling in the public schools, parenting effectiveness, uses of psychological evaluations in the juvenile court setting, state custody interventions, and disability determination.

Presently Dr. Lee is a tenured Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Tennessee State University’s Professional School Counseling Program where she has taught graduate students in the Department of Psychology since 2001.