Education & Honors


Doctor of Jurisprudence (top 15%), Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, May, 2011
Doctor of Education , Counseling Psychology (3.83 GPA), Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, August, 1994
Master of Science , Human Relations (4.0 GPA), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, August, 1979
Bachelor of Arts , Education (Teaching fields in English, Speech, Theatre Arts), East Texas Baptist University (top 15%), Marshall, Texas, May, 1978
High School Diploma (Salutatorian): Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas, May, 1974

Honors, Awards, and Special Appointments

  • Invited Pre-Conference Speaker, 56th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN, November, 2013
  • Counselor Advocate of the Year, Middle Tennessee Counseling Association, 2012-2013
  • Invited Executive Board Participant, Tennessee Counseling Association’s Summer 2013 Leadership Institute, July 11-13, 2013, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Chair, Tennessee Counseling Association’s Ethics committee, 2013-Present
  • Top Performer Merit Pay Award for Exceeding Expectations, Merit Increase Program, Tennessee State University, November, 2012
  • Invited Pre-Conference Speaker, 55th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN, November, 2012
  • Keynote Address Speaker, 9th Annual Psychology Department Research Symposium, March 27, 2012
  • Ethics Committee, Tennessee Counseling Association, 2011-Present
  • American Delegate, 5th Annual Gulf Countries Consortium’s Learning Disabilities Conference, Dubai, UAE, October, 2011
  • TSU Degree Incentive Financial Award for Completion of Additional Doctorate, September, 2011
  • Student Farewell Address Speaker, Nashville School of Law Commencement, May, 2011
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, Student Member, 2010-2011
  • Tenure, Tennessee State University, awarded 2008
  • Legislative Chair, Middle Tennessee Counseling Association, 2007-2009
  • Post-Secondary Counselor of the Year, Middle Tennessee Counseling Association, 2006-2007
  • Excellence in University Service for Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling Program, Tennessee State University, 2006
  • Panelist, State of Tennessee’s Informal Dispute Resolution Panel for Long Term Care, by special appointment of the Commissioner of the Department of Health, 2002-2006.
  • President, Tennessee Psychological Association, 2003
  • Assistant Editor, Tennessee Psychology, 2003
  • Vice President, Tennessee Psychological Association, 2001-2002
  • Legislative Advocate Award, Tennessee Psychological Association, 2001
  • Public Education Coordinator, Tennessee Psychological Association, 2001
  • Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Tennessee Psychological Association, 2000
  • Invited Participant, Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
  • Non-Doctoral Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Tennessee Psychological Association, 1993
  • Legislative Chair, Tennessee Psychological Association, 1993-1995, 1998-1999
  • Debate Coach, Tennessee State Champion Collegiate Debate Team, APSU, 1991
  • Sponsor, Pi Kappa Delta Debate Honor Fraternity, APSU, 1988-1991
  • Teaching Assistantship Award, TCU, 1978-1979
  • Best Play Director, ETBU, 1978
  • Who’s Who in the Department of Speech Communication, ETBU, 1978
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1978
  • Most Proficient in the Use of the English Language Financial Award, ETBU, 1978
  • Alpha Chi Collegiate Academic Honor Society, ETBU, 1977-1978
  • Secretary, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Fraternity, ETBU, 1977-1978
  • President, Delta Psi Omega Theatre Arts Honor Fraternity, ETBU, 1976-1977
  • All-star Cast, University Interscholastic League Theatre Arts Regional Competition, CHS, 1974President, Beta Club, CHS, 1973-1974
  • President, Student Body, CHS, 1973-1974
  • President, Senior Class, CHS, 1973-1974

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Jeri Lee