Advocacy Partner

Dr. Laura Reid Marks

Dr. Marks is an Assistant Professor in the APA-accredited Combined Counseling and School Psychology doctoral program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as, her Master of Arts in Education and Education Specialist in School Counseling from the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University, after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Arizona State University Counseling Services. She spent four years as an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Memphis before beginning her position at Florida State University.

Dr. Marks is the director of the Global Research On Working To ameliorate Health disparities (G.R.O.W.T.H.) Research Lab. The G.R.O.W.T.H. Research Lab conducts research on racial discrimination, health behaviors, and career development in marginalized populations. In her role as Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) liaison to APA’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), Dr. Marks will facilitate collaborations between SCP and CEMA that will enhance the mission of both groups to improve the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), including BIPOC psychologists and psychologists-in-training.