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Sherritta Hughes

Dr. Sherritta Hughes

Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling


School of Arts and Science


Psychology and Counseling

Office Location:

306 Farley Hall

Office Hours:

Due to COVID-19 office hours are virtual and by appointment. Please contact me at 609.285.3745 to set up a virtual appointment.

Educational Background

  • Morgan State University, BS in Psychology
  • Alabama A&M University, MS in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Track
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Professional Experience

  • Sherritta Hughes, PhD, LPC, ACS is a licensed professional counselor, and an approved clinical supervisor
  • Clinical mental health practice for over 15 years, specializing in wellness counseling, career counseling, and multicultural and social issues that impact clients and the profession of counseling
  • Past President of the New Jersey Counseling Assoc.
  • Past President of NJ Assoc. for Multicultural Counseling
  • Past President of Maryland’s Multicultural Assoc. for Counseling and Development
  • Historian for the North Atlantic Region Assoc. for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Board member of mental health divisions of NJ Freeholders for Somerset County

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Research
    • Wellness among African American adults
    • Wellness counseling approach for virtual group therapy
    • Teaching modalities for counselor education and supervision
    • Wellness exploration among college student athletes
  • Creativity interest
    • Encouraging student activism, mentoring, and engagement
    • Social justice and multicultural lens throughout counselor education curricula
    • Community fiscal responsibility as a dimension of group wellness

Additional Information

The wisest mind has yet to learn ~G. Santayana

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom, 1958

“We are fighting for recognition as human beings. We are fighting for…human rights.” ~Malcom X, The Black Revolution, speech, New York, 1964

“Racism has no place in the world. This is not a political issue, this is a human issue” ~Chris Rondeau, CEO of Planet Fitness, in Official Statement Against Racism, 2020

“It is imperative that we maintain hope when even the harshness of reality may suggest the opposite.” ~Paulo Freire, quoted in Teaching Community, bell hooks, 2003


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