Kathleen Gallagher - Lehigh Valley Professionals

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SUMMARY
Higher Education professional with strong combination of cross-functional experience in career services,
counseling, teaching, student services, activities, and academic advising

Highlights

       Developed and implemented operational policies and procedures in compliance with state and
        federal regulations
       Introduced cost-effective solutions that improved services: revenue streams for additional
        services to employers, established online anonymous feedback systems that reduced mailing
        costs and improved analysis efficiency, installed state-of-the-art technology that increased
        efficient service offerings to stakeholders, among others
       Infused multicultural issues through wide variety of teaching and training courses, including
        racial identity models, delivered in multimodal teaching techniques designed to capture the
        greatest variety of learners
       Incorporated standardized training modules for Peer Mentors, cross-trained with other
        departments throughout Leadership Initiative
       Spearheaded three start-up initiatives to successful fruition; utilized novel publicity tactics in
        aggressive campaigns to increase visibility of services through large-scale programming,
        streamlined availability, and transformed ease of enrollment procedures all designed to increase
        clients’ access to services
       Adept at graphics software: MS Office, PhotoShop, Quark, Illustrator, ArchiCAD; other software
        include: SPSS, PeopleSoft, Titanium, Blackboard, Discover, Focus2

                                                 EDUCATION
Continuing Education, Northampton Community College, PA, 8/10-5/11
    Phi Theta Kappa

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of North Dakota, ND, 8/06
     Dissertation: Preretirement Processes and its Effect on the Workplace
     Predoctoral Internship: Counseling and Psychological Services, Southern Illinois University,
         Carbondale, IL 8/05-7/06
     Training Placements:
             o Doctoral Fieldwork Intern, Counseling Center, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
                 8/02-7/03
             o Psychology Intern, Dunn Center, Richmond, IN , 8/04- 3/05
             o Psychology Intern, Stadter Center for Psychiatric Care, Grand Forks, ND, 6/03- 5/04

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Kutztown University, PA, 5/93
    Honors: graduate magna cum laude
            o Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
    Internship: Counseling Center, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 5/92-5/93

B.S., Temple University, PA, 12/85
      Recreation Management
      Honor: graduate magna cum laude
      Internship: Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Willow Grove, PA, 8/85-12/85
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                                       STUDENT SERVICES EXPERIENCE

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
   Director, Counseling Services, 8/08-8/10
   •Oversaw day to day operations of counseling functions, included hiring and supervision of professional
   staff; schedule of workshops, screening days, seminars, and major events; coordination of involvement
   office staff across campus and within community
   •Facilitated counseling sessions, provided in-class presentations on career services and within community
   •Oversaw center’s publicity and publications, served as editor for departmental newsletter
   •Initiated and fostered relations with campus shareholders
   • Planned, administered, and controlled budgets, maintained financial records, and produced financial
   reports, evaluations from students; established operational policies and procedures and made any
   necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  Associate Director, Career Development Services, 7/98-7/01
   (Acting Associate Director- 7/98-10/98 until appointment finalized)
   •Oversaw day to day operations of career counseling functions, included hiring and supervision of
   professional staff; schedule of workshops, career fairs, seminars, and major events; coordination of
   involvement office staff across campus and within community
   •Facilitated career counseling sessions, provided in-class presentations on career services and within
   community
   •Developed and implemented major Career Fairs, workshops and large-scale events
   •Oversaw center’s publicity and publications, served as editor for departmental newsletter
   •Initiated and fostered relations with area employers to develop job opportunities for students
   •Oversaw technological operations for office; upgraded staff and career library technology
   •Served as speaker for regional career advancement conferences and committee representative for
   regional associations and conference steering committees

   Career Coordinator Technology & Science, Career Development Services, 10/97-7/98
   •Facilitated counseling sessions for science, engineering, architecture, and computer science students to
   discuss career goals; assisted students in creating and applying career plans
   •Implemented workshops and career days on career-related topics; planned and executed technology job
   fair every semester
   •Generated publicity for services, provided in-class presentations
   •Initiated and maintained contact with area employers to foster job opportunities for students
   •Served as committee representative in a number of regional associations and conference steering
   committees

Pennsylvania State University, Greater Philadelphia area, PA (concurrent positions)
   Career Consultant, Career Advancement Center, Great Valley Graduate Center, 10/96-
    10/97
  Career Coordinator, Career Development & Placement Services, Abington College, 2/96-
    6/97
  Academic Advisor- FTCAP, Division of Undergraduate Studies, 6/96-8/96 & 6/97-8/97
   •Counseled graduate students in engineering, business management, and education regarding career
   goals; facilitated counseling sessions
   •Oversaw database for employers and available job opportunities in region
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   •Served as speaker for regional career conferences; served as presenter for regional conference on jobs
   and job-seekers of color
   •Provided in-class presentations on career services; scheduled and implemented workshops; wrote articles
   for monthly newsletter
   •Supervised part-time employees; evaluated staff performance
   •Assessed student academic abilities through high school records, test scores, and interest areas then
   formulated advising strategy and discussed with student
   •Offered suggestions for classes and alternative options; assisted student in developing class schedules;
   referred student to campus services such as tutoring center and career services as indicated
   •Conducted weekly group advising session to inform students about life at Abington College

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
   Graduate Assistant/Intern, Counseling Center, 9/91- 5/93
   •Provided individual and group counseling services for clients; assessed needs of client, developed
   treatment plans; maintained client case notes and treatment goals
   •Facilitated educational seminars in residence halls, staff, and interns
   •Assessed and completed referrals as needed

                                           TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of North Dakota, Department of Counseling, Grand Forks, ND
  Master’s Counseling Practicum Laboratory, 1/03-8/03 & 6/04-8/04
  Master’s Counseling Internship Supervisor, 8/03- 05/04
  Methods of Counseling Supervisor, 5/02-12/02
         •Provided supervision to master’s level students as they develop counseling skills; facilitated
         development of advanced counseling skills and co-facilitated development of remedial strategies for
         those not making sufficient progress
         •Processed counseling sessions and provided feedback to students
         •Evaluated students’ progress through assignments and formal evaluation measures
         •Reported student progress to professor-on-record for course on a weekly basis

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  Instructor, Freshman Seminar, 8/99-11/99 & 8/00-11/00
        •Taught one-credit course on introduction to college life that addressed the needs of first-generation
        students
        •Formulated and implemented lesson plans that integrated multimodal learning techniques
        •Reinforced learning outside class through integrated assignments

Mercer County Community College, College of Liberal Arts, Trenton, NJ
  Instructor, Introductory Psychology, 1/95-5/95, 1/96-5/96 & 1/97-5/97
        •Taught 3-credit Introductory Psychology classes for nontraditional students
        •Formulated and implemented lesson plans that integrated multimodal learning techniques with
        reinforced learning outside class through integrated assignments, focusing on college’s commitment
        to writing skills
                                             CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  Psychologist, 10/07- 8/08
  Psychology Associate, 8/06- 10/07
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Cope of Lehigh Valley (defunct), Bethlehem, PA
  Mental Health Professional, 3/95- 3/96

Renewal Center, Quakertown, PA
  Outpatient Director, 7/94-10/94

Spruce Hill Treatment Center (defunct), Henryville, PA
   Family Therapist, 1/94- 7/94

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
   Mental Health Technician, 7/92- 7/94

                                                     SERVICE

Publications:
Wettersten, K., Rudolph, S., Faul, K., Gallagher, K., Trangsrud, H., Adams, K., Graham, S., Terrance, C. (2006).
   Freedom Through Self-Sufficiency: A Qualitative Examination of the Impact of Domestic Violence on the
   Working Lives of Women in Shelter. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 51(4), 447-462.

Gallagher, K., Khan, S., & McCormick, J. (2003). Developed first edition of Work Needs Survey which was
    utilized in ongoing research of vocational needs of female survivors of domestic violence facilitated by
    Wettersten, K. et. al.

Wettersten, K. et al. Domestic Violence and Career Choices, 2001-2004. Collaborating Investigator, Project
   Freedom research initiative to study Impact of domestic violence on work patterns of survivors, University
   of North Dakota.

Gallagher, K.F. (2000). “Career Exploration and the First Year Student.” In Learning for the New Century:
    Freshman Seminar 2000. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


Presentations and Speaking Engagements:
Gallagher, K. (2011). Utilizing Effective Business Cards. Lehigh Valley Professionals, Allentown PA. 2011

Gallagher, K. (2011). The Best Kept Secrets of Career Professionals. Lehigh Valley Professionals, Allentown, PA,
    2011

Gallagher, K. (2004). Pre-Retirement Process and its impact on the workplace. Doctoral dissertation, Poster
    Presentation, American Psychological Association annual conference, San Francisco, 2007

Wettertsten, K., Rudolph, S., Slocumbe, K., Trangsrud, H., Gallagher, K., Terrence, H., & Adams, K. (2002).
   Freedom through self-sufficiency: Vocational interventions for female survivors of domestic violence.
   Presentation, American Psychological Association annual conference, 2002

Discussant- “Peer Leader Initiatives in Career Counseling Offices,” Eastern Association of Colleges and
Employers, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 6/00
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INTERVIEWS for Bucks County Courier Times, NBC 10 (Philadelphia), ABC 6 (Philadelphia), two regional radio
stations, EACE Spotlight cover article, and other newspapers (copies available upon request), 1998-2001

ARTICLES WRITTEN for Temple Bulletin, a weekly news update sent to regional media agencies, 2001, 2000 &
    1998

PENN STATE GREAT VALLEY, Career Challenges & Opportunities: Strategies for Minority Professionals,
   1997

Discussant- “Temporary Agencies and Liberal Arts Students: Exploring Career Options,” Eastern Association of
Colleges and Employers, Annual Conference, Boston, MA 6/99

Service to Profession:
Chair, Training Committee. Lehigh Valley Professionals, 08/11

Volunteer- American Psychological Association, Division 17, Toronto Convention Hospitality Suite, Toronto,
Ontario, 8/04

Steering Committee Member- Delaware Valley Education Consortium Annual Teacher’s Job Fair, Fort
Washington, PA, 1999-2001

Steering Committee Member- Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference, Glenside, PA, 1998-2001

Volunteer- annual Great Valley Job Fair, Valley Forge, PA, 4/97-4/00

Conference Volunteer- Mid-Atlantic Career Counselors’ Association, Lancaster, PA, 1999-2000

Chair- Book Drive, Temple University, Staff Development Committee, 1999

Member- Temple University, Staff Development Committee, 1998-2000

Steering Committee Member- Leadership Development Committee, Temple University, 1998-2000

Workshops Presentations (Sample):
Time Management, Lebanon Valley College, 2009
Manage Your Stress series, Lebanon Valley College, 2008
Effective Communication for RAs, Southern Illinois University, 2006
Managing Stress, Kutztown University, 1992 and Southern Illinois University, 2006
Family Issues in Addiction, Renewal Center, 1994 & Spruce Hill Treatment Center, 1994
The Disease Concept; Renewal Center, 1994 & Spruce Hill Treatment Center, 1994
Anger Management and Effective Communication; Stadter Center, 2004
Peer Educator Leadership Training, Temple University, 2000
Career Services Counseling as an Option for Counseling Psychology Professionals, Temple University, 1999
Tackling the Job Search, Temple University, various
Electronic Resumes, Temple University, various
Interviewing Techniques, Temple University, various
Job Search & Resume Writing (Physics & Engineering), Temple University, various
Dress For Success, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
Careers for M.Ed. Students, Pennsylvania State University, 1996

				
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