Faculty & Staff
Amy L Cook, PhD
Assistant Professor in Counseling and School Psychology, College of Education and Human Development
PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Connecticut
Amy L. Cook is an assistant professor in the Counseling and School Psychology Department, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received a PhD in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology from the University of Connecticut Storrs. She has worked in urban schools and mental health agencies, providing counseling services to students, clients, and families. She speaks Spanish fluently and resided in Puerto Rico, where she attended the University of Puerto Rico. Her research interests focus on inclusion, social justice, educational equity, and school-family-community partnerships as they pertain to counseling practice, postsecondary transition, and counselor educator preparation. She is committed to using scholarly research in a manner that advances democratic collaboration and educational equity. Professor Cook teaches courses in cultural diversity in counseling; professional, ethical, and legal issues; collaborative consultation in schools; and professional orientation. Through her teaching, she incorporates scholarly research outcomes with a focus on developing students’ social justice competencies to serve urban school populations.
She also serves as PI on the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Partnership Program for Students with Disabilities sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Through this grant, urban high school students with intellectual disability attend the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Cook's work on this grant includes examining outcomes of student participation on developing self-determination and promoting successful postsecondary transition.