Theresa  Lawhead

Counselor/Instructor, Counseling

Theresa Lawhead is a Counselor and Instructor at Mission College. She joined Mission College in 1993, became a Counselor in 1996 and began teaching "Careers and Life Styles" in 2000. In addition to her experience at Mission College, Theresa worked in high-tech at Amdahl Corporation as the College Relations Manager. She also worked at San Jose State University in the Career Center as an Engineering Career Counselor and Employer Relations Specialist.

Education
  • M.S. Counseling, CSU Hayward
  • B.A. Psychology, Communication minor, San Jose State University 
  • A.A. General Studies, West Valley College
Expertise
  • The MESA Program (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement)
  • High School Outreach
  • Academic Advising:
    • Business
    • Child Development/ECE, Future "Educators"
    • STEM Related Majors: Biology, Chemistry, CIT, CNET, CIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics
    • English, Communication Studies
    • Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Music
    • Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Courses Taught
Awards/Honors
  • Teaching & Leadership Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), 2002
  • Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year, Mission College Associated Student Body, 2001
Committee/Campus Work
  • Department Chair, Counseling, August 2016 - January 2018
  • Senator, Student Services Division, Academic Senate, August 2014 - May 2016
  • Member, Art On Campus Committee, August 2015 - Present
  • Interim MESA Director, January 2014 - August 2015
  • Team Lead/Team Member, Various Faculty Tenure Teams, August 2006 - Present
Fast Facts

Theresa is a native of San Jose, she has been a vegetarian for 30+ years and she can (usually) "Name That Tune" in five notes or less.

Favorite Quote

"Courtesy is contagious."   –Yosemite National Park, bike path

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Theresa Lawhead

Theresa Lawhead
phone: (408) 855-5545
email: theresa.lawhead@wvm.edu
office: SEC-133D

Counseling Department