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Dr. Jessica Fanguy-Cortez

Assistant Professor of  Psychology / Family and Consumer Sciences, Graduate Studies Coordinator

Prior to becoming a full-time assistant professor at Nicholls in the Fall, 2011, Dr. Jessica Fanguy Cortez worked for the Terrebonne Parish School System for 17 years.   From August, 2000 to June, 2011 she was employed as a school counselor in a middle school, high school and then junior high school setting.  Dr. Fanguy Cortez is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified School Counselor.   She is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the Louisiana Counseling Association.    Dr. Fanguy Cortez earned her doctorate from the University of New Orleans in December, 2009 with research that explored the reactions and experiences of students who experienced being retained.  Outside of teaching college courses,  Dr. Fanguy Cortez has experience conducting a private counseling practice and child custody evaluations.

B.A., Nicholls State University;  M.C.Ed., Nicholls State University;  Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Courses Taught:
FACS 461 – Families in Crisis
COUN 505 – Analysis of the Individual
COUN 549 – Professional Ethics
COUN 500 – Basic Facilitative Skills
COUN 520 – Psychological Counseling Practicum I

Contact Information:

267 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4352
E-mail: jessica.fanguy.cortez@nicholls.edu

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