Alethea Taylor

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Doctoral Lecturer
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 PM

Dr. Alethea Taylor, RhD, CRC is distinguished lecturer with Hunter College School of Education in the department of Educational Foundations and Counseling. Dr. Taylor provides instruction along with developing internship sites. Recently, Dr. Taylor served as the Executive Director with Greenhope Services for Women helping women with substance use disorders who were formally incarcerated. She has 23 years of professional experience including staff development, university teaching, serving women and youth, and working with the criminal justice community. In 2013, Dr. Taylor was selected as a Fellow of the New York University’s Research for Leadership in Action’s inaugural IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector. Dr. Taylor has served as an adjunct professor at New York University, NYACK College, and The College of New Rochelle teaching courses such as research methods, statistics, career counseling, and medical aspects of disabilities. As an educator, Dr. Taylor is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and promoting creative thinking in the classroom. She has also conducted many presentations and seminars addressing topics such as strategic planning, substance use disorders, mental health, women and incarceration, reentry services and justice reform – criminal, racial and social.

Dr. Taylor is currently the co-chair of the Equity and Advocacy Committee for the School of Education. She is a member of the Hunter Presidential Task Force to Advance Racial Equity. Dr. Taylor is a committee member of The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform which is responsible for helping with New York City’s decision to close Rikers Island jail. She is also serving on the MOCJ Justice Implementation Task Force Working Group on Culture Change. The group advises on policies to create a justice system where individuals in New York City jails interact in a safe and respectful environment. She is currently serving as a member of the Justice for Women COVID-19 Taskforce. She previously served as a liaison for the New York City Alternative to Incarceration Coalition, a member of the NY County Behavioral Health Diversion Forum, and was also a member of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive committee “Work for Success,” employment initiative for the formerly incarcerated. She has served as a member of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) Reentry Committee. She was the co-chair of the Manhattan Recovery Community Coalition.

  • Doctor of Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Masters Degree, New York University, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • COCO 71900 Individual Supervision
  • COCO 72504 Internship in Counseling I
  • COCO 72604 Internship in Counseling II
  • COCO 70700 Multicultural Aspects of Counseling
  • COCO 71000 Chemical Dependency: Issues In Counseling