Rhonda Joy

Rhonda-JRhonda Joy is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research as well as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University. She brings to the university setting over 20 years of experience as a counsellor in the school system. Since beginning her position at the university in 2007, Rhonda has been a member of the counseling psychology program group as well as Program Chair of the group for four years. As a faculty member, she has been engaged in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research and service. In her present role, she continues to support and work with students and faculty. Her passion for and experience with helping others and supporting students at all levels of their development has been the impetus for much of her research. One of her interests is the area of career development. The importance of career development can be seen in her use of experiential learning and reflective practice in her classrooms. As well, she has been involved in an innovative research project, Career Integrated Learning (CIL), which helps students to reflect on and articulate some of the competencies they may gain while learning in the classroom.