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Adria Dunbar

Assistant Professor

Poe Hall 520



Adria Shipp is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include using technology for counselor education and supervision, school-university partnerships, and diffusion of innovations in educational environments. She has been working for 14 years in public education, including elementary education, school counseling, and counselor education. Her latest projects include the development of a school-based community health center in Alamance County, NC and projects related to innovations in counseling, teaching, and research.

Research Description

My research centers around innovative ways to make counseling, teaching, and research more accessible. Exploring the process of Diffusion of Innovations, as well as social networks, is a means to better understand the process of innovation adoption. Furthermore, my research with public schools is aimed to help schools better serve traditionally under-served populations through innovative approaches to common issues. For example, the development of a school-based community health center in one rural community impacts numerous targeted academic and health outcomes within the community.


Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Education in School Counseling from Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Courses Taught

  • ECD 524 Career Development and Counseling
  • ECD 530 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • ECD 561 Assessment in Counseling
  • ECD 847 Practicum in Counseling Supervision

Research Areas