Dr. Duncan obtained her Ph.D. from Drexel University in Couple and Family Therapy (2009) and Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy (2006) and Master of Arts in Counselor Education (MA, 2004) from the College of New Jersey. Dr. Duncan is a Licensed Professor Counselor (LPC), Certified Substance Abuse and Addictions Counselor and Certified Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). As an academic leader and instructor for counselor education, Dr. Duncan’s aim is to model cultural reflectivity and transparent self-exploration of how cultural, faith, and social justice variables have implications for students’ learning experiences. Moreover, her teaching and administrative leadership in higher education is governed by the goal of creating a systemic learning environment (a transformative learning lab) that encourages students to appreciate the learning experience and gain a sense of belonging to the collaborative teaching-learning process. Dr. Duncan has been a guest lecturer, workshop presenter, and affiliate faculty for various national and international conferences and learning institutions. Furthermore, her specialized areas of research and publications include the effectiveness of cohort-based learning environment for the adult learner population, the impact of substance related disorders upon the family system, and best practices in program development in higher education.
Dr. Duncan has presented and is a published author at various national and international conferences and learning institutions on alternating topics associated with her areas of specialization in counselor education and higher education.