Kathy M. Evans is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Before receiving her doctorate Dr. Evans held career counseling positions in high schools, community and four-year colleges and universities as well as in a non-profit organization. She has been a counselor educator for over 25 years and has taught the career counseling course for 20 of those years. In addition she teaches doctoral courses in multicultural counseling/advocacy, supervision and pedagogy. Five years ago, she developed a graduate certificate program for Career Development Facilitators.
Dr. Evans has published extensively and decided to write "Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling" because there were no available texts that helped students understand the synthesis of culture and career. For some of the same reasons, she also co-authored "Experiential Approach for developing Multicultural Counseling Competence" with Dr. Mary Fawcett of Winona State University.
In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Evans has been a leader in the profession of counselor education. Her highest national office was as Secretary for the International Counseling Honor Society Chi Sigma Iota from 2004-2006. In AY 2007-2008, she was President of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and as such, served on the ACES Executive board. She has also co-chaired the ACES/NCDA Joint Commission for the Preparation of Career Counselors from 2008-2014.