Theresa  Lawhead

Counselor, Student Support Services

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. Theresa 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, Publications
  • Teaching & Leadership Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), 2002.
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, Mission College Associated Student Body, 2001.
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 bike path

 

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Theresa Lawhead
phone: 408-855-5545
email: theresa.lawhead@wvm.edu
office: Main Building, C1-122

Counseling Department