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Haynes-Thoby, Latoya

Latoya Haynes-ThobyAssistant Professor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

College of Education
University of Florida
2-111 Norman Hall
PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone number: 352-273-4312

Research Biography

My research interests are inspired by my personal and professional belief that human beings are hardwired for connection, including the role of counselors in supporting successful life functioning.  As such, my research focuses on the impact of trauma, prevention, and resilience, including the effect that trauma has on career development and across the lifespan. My current research agenda is in two areas – trauma and resilience, and counselor development.  My research on trauma and resilience focuses on factors that contribute to resilience, access to care, and trauma’s impact on career development. My research on counselor development consists of trauma-informed care in counselor training, cultural competence, and trauma-informed supervision.

I conduct research using quantitative, and mixed research methodologies.  I plan to continue my research agenda through applied research methods, including the exploration of culturally specific factors that contribute to resilience, the operationalization of trauma-informed counseling, and the role of trauma on career development.  My research aims to broaden what we understand about human resilience, especially related to marginalized populations. Other related research interests include career development, and accessibility, especially in counselor training, supervision, and preparation.

My work centers around advocacy, cultural competence, and trauma-informed counseling.  I am interested in supporting new counselors to understand the impact of trauma, and to consider the role of trauma in our work with clients.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2019
Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed. in Counselor Education, 2015
Pennsylvania State University

B.A. in English, 2003
Pennsylvania State University

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2019 – present

Activities and Honors

Career Educator Academy, National Career Development Association, 2019

Doctoral Fellow, National Board for Certified Counselors, 2018

Emerging Leader, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018

Bunton Waller Fellow, 2015 – 2019

Master’s Fellow, National Board for Certified Counselors, 2015

Selected Publications

Chapters in Books

Zalaquett, C., & Haynes-Thoby, L. (in press). Contexts of cultural and systemic influence. In L. Lopez Levers & D. Hyatt-Burkhart, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (the “Work”). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Journal Articles

Prescod, D.J., & Haynes-Thoby, L. (in press). Including Gottfredson’s career theory in STEM initiatives geared towards students of color. Journal of Negro Education

Prescod, D.J., Zeligman, M., Haynes-Thoby, L. (in press). The relationship between trauma symptoms, developmental work personality, and vocational identity. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision