Dorothy L. Mercer, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus, Psychological Consultant
Company: Eastern Kentucky University
Location: Bellaire, Michigan, United States

Dorothy Mercer, Psychological Consultant and Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of psychology.

As a student, Dr. Mercer began her higher education at Adrian College in Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Arts in 1964, and in 1965, she started as a special education teacher for Prince Georges County Schools. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Mercer began working for Jackson-Hillsdale Community Mental Health in 1980 and additionally worked as a mental health therapist for Tri-County Community Mental Health. She returned to her education at Michigan State University, and from 1985 to 1987, she worked as a counselor at the university, completing her studies and earning a PhD in 1986. Upon earning her doctorate, she began her career at Eastern Kentucky University, starting as a professor of psychology in 1987.

Dr. Mercer held her position at Eastern Kentucky University until 2011, and currently, she holds the title of professor emeritus at the university. In addition to her work as an educator, she served as a psychological consultant to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from 1989 to 2004 and was recognized with a Presidential Award for service to victims of crime in 1995. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Death Educators and Counselors, and the Kentucky Psychological Association. As a testament to her experience, stature, success, and expertise as a psychology educator and consultant, Dr. Mercer has been featured in the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and the 26th and 27th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.

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