Richmont is pleased to announce that faculty instructor Emily Oliver has been promoted to Assistant Professor upon the conferral of her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. The title of her dissertation is, “Nothing Like We Expected”: Examining the Relationship between Purity Culture and Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction in Adulthood.
Dr. Oliver is an alumna of Richmont, where she earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialized in Christian Sex Therapy, and Child and Adolescent Counseling. Dr. Oliver is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. As Coordinator of Richmont’s Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, Dr. Oliver teaches many of Richmont’s MFT courses using her wealth of experience in the field.
“I am thrilled to be able to continue my time at Richmont, now as an Assistant Professor. I am grateful to join the ranks among other professors who have been an incredible support to me over the past year while writing my dissertation and finishing my PhD. I am excited to continue walking alongside our students as they become counselors and therapists who care so deeply about the wellbeing of others,” comments Dr. Oliver.
Dr. Cara Cochran, Dean of the School of Counseling states, “Having Emily Oliver as faculty at Richmont is a joy. She is talented as a clinician, and as a professor. She truly invests in our students, and in the Richmont community. I am especially thankful to have another former student as a colleague. We look forward to her continued contributions to our university.”