Brandee Appling

Assistant Professor

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Office: 3010 Haley Center

Department: Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling

Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center

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Phone: (334) 844-3723

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Academic Areas

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling Psychology

Counselor Education

School Counseling


Ph.D. in School Counseling and Student Personnel Services, 2015, University of Georgia

Ed.S. in School Counseling, 2011, University of Georgia

M.A. Education in School Counseling, 2004, University of West Georgia

B.A. in English, 2001, Howard University

Professional Experience

2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Research Interests

Dr. Appling uses qualitative research methods, particularly phenomenology, heuristic inquiry, ethnography, and narrative. Using a social justice lens (specifically Critical Race Theory, Relational Cultural Theory, and Womanism), she examines:
* African American motherhood in academia from both a student and faculty perspective
* Racial identity development and the underachievement of African American adolescent males
* The experiences of gifted African American adolescent males
* School counselor collaboration to enhance student success in K-12 settings