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Harper, Amney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Gender Issues and Feminist Theory
  • Racial Identity


Brief Bio

After receiving my B.A. in History from Ball State University in 1998, I began working in a residential treatment facility for “at-risk” youth. It was through that work that I decided to pursue an M.A. in Community Agency Counseling at Ball State University. I finished in 2004 and went to Auburn University to pursue my Ph.D. in Counselor Education. While still in Muncie, Indiana, I continued to work with at-risk youth. In Alabama, my clinical work focused on victims of domestic violence. During my doctoral program, I also worked as a graduate assistant in a few different positions including co-teaching a Women’s Studies course, working at Student-Athlete Support Services and as a research assistant.

My primary research interests are multicultural issues, with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) issues, gender issues and racial identity. My dissertation research was an investigation into the relationship between sexism and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual women.

During my time at Auburn University, I worked with the Multicultural Counseling Research Team (MCRT) exploring the role of White Racial Identity Development on Multicultural Counseling Competency. I have looked at and/or am looking into issues relating to women’s sexual functioning, services for LGBTQ students on college campuses, and theoretical approaches and interventions to teaching multicultural competence to counselors.  Additionally, I was a SAFE Zone trainer for Auburn University, and I have continued that work as a SAFE Trainer at UW Oshkosh.


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh:  September 2008

Years of P-12 Experience:  N/A

Classes Typically Taught

  • Professional Orientation

  • Practicum

  • Social and Cultural Foundations

  • Group Counseling

  • Internship

  • Gender, Sex and Sexuality


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