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James McTyre, Ed.D.

Professionally, I have enjoyed a long career in helping professions and education. I taught 5th, provided child welfare services, provided training opportunities for foster and adoptive parents; and provided leadership for a group of social workers who primarily provided adoption services. In education, I also provided guidance and counseling services in the middle school setting for more than 10 years. Although early adolescence is perhaps the most challenging developmental phase of the lifespan, I believe I have genuine insight into the needs surrounding this phase, and resultantly enjoy my work with young adolescents. Beginning in 2008, University of Phoenix approved for me to instruct undergraduate and graduate courses for its ground campus in Columbus, Georgia. Later I was approved to instruct online courses in both the undergraduate and graduate schools. In addition, I am a dissertation mentor for the university's School of Advanced Studies (SAS), and I am serving currently as a mentor or committee member for several doctoral learners. Notably, I believe my lifelong desire for learning provides me with a great deal of insight into the pathways of learning for most students. Along my personal pathway of learning, I have been fortunate enough to obtain national certification in counseling and school counseling; to become licensed as a professional counselor; and to have earned four college degrees; namely a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia; a Master of Science in Community Psychology from Troy University; an Education Specialist in School Counseling from Troy University; and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law from Alabama State University. In addition, I am licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia, and contractually, I provide individual and family counseling services.

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School of Advanced Studies