Program Director and Professor | National Louis University
Dr. Crystal S. Collier received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She has over 13 years of experience in higher education and currently serves as the program director at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at NLU.
She has expertise and teaches in the areas of diversity, family and child therapy as well as mental health and spirituality. Her theoretical orientation is primarily influenced by assimilative psychodynamics and family systems. Prior to teaching at NLU, she taught at Argosy University Tampa and Wright State University. She is interested in working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, families, parents and women.
She is professionally affiliated with the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NSCPP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). She co-authored a book chapter entitled “Transgressions on Students and Faculty of Color in Higher Education: A Consideration of Potential Strategies” in 2018. She also authored a book chapter entitled “Black Males and the Courts” within the edited book, Black Males and the Criminal Justice System (out in July 2019 from Routledge press).