Heloise J. Ridley

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Multicultural Counseling Research, Liberty University, June 2021

  • Immersion Research: Exploring Culturally Responsive Counseling Amidst Covid-19, Impact on Schools and Non-Profits
  • Location: Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa


Doctoral Researcher, Wilkes University

  • Conducted primary and secondary source research utilizing multiple archival databases and other resources
  • Pilot study: “Implementation of Trauma Informed Educational Practices (TIEP) adapted for the special education classroom to foster resilience and academic performance of vulnerable high school students”
  • Examined the literature of Gloria Ladson-Billings, Shantel Crosby, Judith Herman, Sandra Bloom, Bessel van der Kolk, Zaretta Hammond, Bruce Perry, Jim Sporleder, Curt Thompson, Geneva Gay, Sandra Chafouleas, Joy DeGruy, Stacy Overstreet, Diane Langberg, Jack Saul, Meagan Corrado, Lisa Blitz, Peter Levine, and others to develop perspectives from trauma theory, trauma informed care, developmental neuroscience, and culturally responsiveness, to apply these concepts towards improved supportive education for traumatized students of color


EdD Candidate, Education Leadership, Wilkes University
MBA, Marketing and International Business, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Chemistry, Lincoln University