Richmont is thrilled to welcome two new faculty members to its community. Dr. Tamekia Cathright and Dr. Robert Duckworth will teach in the School of Counseling’s Online Modality beginning this fall.
“Both Dr. Cathright and Dr. Duckworth are gifted scholar-practitioners who are enthusiastic about building relationships with students that foster their personal and professional growth. Their areas of specialization broaden the expertise of our faculty, which will not only benefit students but the university as a whole,” comments Dr. Stanley Hoover, Online Modality Director.
Richmont’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has equipped counselors to serve individuals and families for nearly five decades, and since 2015, the online modality of this degree has extended the mission of the School of Counseling by increasing accessibility to the Richmont learning community through faithful online teaching and student engagement.
Dr. Tamekia Cathright shares, “I feel honored to be a part of Richmont because it gives me the opportunity to work with a group of people who don’t want to stifle their spiritual or religious beliefs while helping the public. I also appreciate the university’s integral commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Moreover, I welcome the opportunity to engage in rich conversations with my colleagues and students about how we as change agents can demonstrate benevolence while authentically being ourselves and cultivating relationships.”
“I chose to come on board with Richmont as Core Faculty because I was very impressed with the School of Counseling’s very intentional commitment to the integration of theology with psychotherapeutic technique. Richmont is serious about counselors-in-training learning the tools of the profession while maintaining a reverence for a Christian worldview when preparing them to serve the public. I am most excited about meeting the students I would serve and look forward to preparing this next generation of Christian counselors in all core areas of the counseling profession,” adds Dr. Robert Duckworth.
Dr. Cara Cochran, Dean of the School of Counseling, remarks, “Richmont is excited about the growth of our online modality under the direction of Dr. Stan Hoover. Drs. Cathright and Duckworth will be a tremendous asset to the School of Counseling.”