Faculty & Staff
Amy L Cook, PhD
- Assistant Professor in Counseling and School Psychology
- 617.287.7585 Telephone:
- Amy.Cook@umb.edu Email:
100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 02-99-05
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. Dr. 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 a project research consultant on two grants: the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Partnership Program for Students with Disabilities sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3): Development Grant. In this role as project consultant, she is conducting research on the postsecondary transition planning process among urban high school students with intellectual disabilities as they engage in inclusive concurrent enrollment at the University of Massachusetts Boston.