School of Psychology & Counseling

Faculty Bios

Dr. LaTrelle Jackson

Dr. LaTrelle Jackson
Director of Clinical Training
Associate Professor (2003)

Areas of Interest
  • Community Psychology
  • Supervision and Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Gerontology
  • Servant Leadership
  • Cultural Competence/Diversity Issues
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Career Development
  • Forensic Psychology

Like the little engine that echoed "I think I can, I think I can" when viewing steep odds, I have welcomed the challenges and blessings of life - knowing that each will craft me into God's masterpiece. Growing up in the south, I always had a profound respect for history and an eagerness to embrace the future. I believe you must know who you are before realizing who you can become. I was blessed with great mentors who supported my passion for education, zest for living and desire to impact other's lives. In doing so, I was able to complete a bachelor's degree and concurrent master's and doctoral degree at the University of Georgia (being the first post-baccalaureate counseling psychology doctoral student). Keeping with the theme "I think I can," I was fortunate to gain quality teaching, administrative and consultation experiences at premier institutions - Michigan State University , Penn State University , University of Florida and currently, Regent University . Each position channeled me into greater dimensions of servant leadership and professional service. I have dedicated my life to training, educating and contributing to the development of students - for they are our future.

Looking back, I realize that the little engine was only an illustration that exemplified what I've always felt within - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Phillipians 4:13 , King James Version) By being grounded early in my spiritual identity, I felt empowered to "dwell in possibility." My hope is to offer this gift of inspiration and optimism to all that I cross paths with daily. So, remember to look at life with 'what if?' lenses and the view can be all the more glorious!

Regent University