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Margaret Lamar, Ph.D.

Margaret Lamar
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Assistant Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

M.A. Counseling

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Research Education; Researcher Development; Ethics; Professional Identity; Career; Theory; Master’s/Doctoral Research


Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Northern Colorado (2013)
M.Ed., Counseling, University of North Texas (2009)
B.F.A., Music/Theater, University of North Texas (2003)


Dr. Margaret Lamar is an assistant professor for the masters programs at Palo Alto University and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). At PAU, she has taught courses focused on counselors' career development, the legal and ethical foundations of counseling, and research and program evaluation. As a professor she works with students to help understand and develop their professional identities as counselors, including their roles within the greater community.

Dr. Lamar received her Ph.D. at the University of Northern Colorado, where she also taught both master's and doctoral level counseling courses. She also served as the Assistant Director for Community Standards and Conflict Resolution at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to her time in Colorado, Dr. Lamar was a student affairs professional at the University of North Texas. While holding various positions within the university, she obtained her master’s degree in counseling. Dr. Lamar’s clinical specialties include working with college students and domestic violence victims and perpetrators. Her research interests include research education, researcher development, higher education organizational culture, and applications of intersectionality theory in counseling. 

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