Tamekia Bell, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"The thing I love about working with Adler students is their passion for their program. The students are so committed  
and engaged in all they do inside and outside of the classroom." 
- Tamekia Bell, Ph.D.

"The thing I love about working with Adler students is their passion for their program. The students are so committed
and engaged in all they do inside and outside of the classroom."
- Tamekia Bell, Ph.D.

Tamekia Bell, Ph.D., NCC
Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

I am currently in my 4th year of teaching and my ultimate goal in teaching is for student to be active participants in their learning process in order to construction their own knowledge. I make an effort to keep students engaged in their learning process by implementing experiential activities during class, such as PowerPoint presentations, group exercises, role playing, analysis of case studies, and small/large group discussions.

In addition to helping students to active participants in their learning process, I also seek their input and feedback on my teaching style. I think it is critical to receive and implement student feedback in order to improve my teaching style. Based on student feedback, I have modified my teaching style to include more individual, small, and group discussion and less lecture. I also take more time to lesson plan and facilitate discussions in my classes.

The thing I love about working with Adler students is their passion for their program. The students are so committed and engaged in all they do inside and outside of the classroom. I am constantly asked by students how they can continue to expand their knowledge and improve on their skills.

My areas of expertise and interest include disability issues as it relates to counselor competency, assessment and program evaluation in counseling, LGBTQ issues and advocacy in counseling, and college student development.

Please email or call me (312.662.4016) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University
  • M.A., Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy, East Tennessee State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Minor in English, Winthrop University
  • A.A., General Studies, University of South Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • Chi Sigma Iota – International
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Issues in Counseling
  • American Rehabilitation Counselor Association
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Select Presentations

  • Hancock, R. & Bell, T. (2015, November). Helping LGBTQ students transition to college. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) Annual Conference, Skokie, IL.
  • Bell, T. (2015, October). Teaching as a new full-time faculty member: The good, the bad, and the ever-changing. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pusateri, C. & Bell, T. (2015, October). Bringing the art of counselor education into the 21st century. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ortiz-Bush, Y. & Bell, T. (2014, September). Increasing phenomenological awareness and competency for counseling LGBTQ students. Presented at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Inaugural Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bell, T. & Delmar, E. (2014, September). Social norming programming using CORE assessment data. Presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) Annual Conference, Moline, IL.
  • Bell, T. (2014, September). Keeping students in engaged in the assessment class: Student perspectives on conducting assessments. Presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) Annual Conference, Moline, IL.