Linda Holloway Receives Anti-Oppression Award From the American Counseling Association

Linda J.M. Holloway, associate professor at historically Black Alabama State University, has received the 2024 Dr. Mary Smith Anti-Oppression Award from the Counselors for Social Justice Division of the American Counseling Association. The award recognizes professional counselors and counselor educators who are dedicated to challenging oppression within the counseling field and their local communities.

Dr. Holloway joined the Alabama State University faculty in 2018, serving as an associate professor in the master’s degree program in counseling. Her research interests include the sociopolitical factors associated with Black women’s hair and its impact on emotional wellness, as well as career development among people of color. She teaches a variety of courses on counseling services and counselor training. Additionally, she is the author of a children’s book series, The Little Miss Linda Series, which includes five installments such as I Love My Happy Hair (Keen Vision Publishing, 2023) and Little Miss Linda Speaks Out About Sickle Cell Disease (Keen Vision Publishing, 2023).

Dr. Holloway holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Alcorn State University in Mississippi, a master’s degree in sociology from Jackson State University in Mississippi, and a doctorate in counselor education and clinical mental health counseling from Mississippi State University.

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