Title: Professor, Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Coordinator of Counseling Education at Texas Tech University
marbley is professor, director of clinical mental health counseling and clinical coordinator of counselor education at Texas Tech University. She is an academic counselor, critical humanist, womanist educator, storyteller, activist, servant, transdisciplinary scholar and morally-engaged researcher with a commitment to helping people and communities. Her scholarship focuses on global social justice activism, organic connections and literacy advocacy across cultures, social structures and social identities in mental health and other communities. This includes human, social and cultural rights, intersectionality, marginality, counternarratives, silenced womanist and feminist voice and cultural competency. She has published extensively, provided professional development and presented numerous papers in these areas. marbley has received numerous community and academic awards. She is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Excellence award, Counselor for Social Justice Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Kitty Harris Human Rights Award, Texas Counselors for Social Justice Outstanding Counselor Educator Advocate Award and the National Association for Multicultural Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award. She has accepted special invitations from the World Bank and the executive director of the United Nations Economic and Social Council to speak on topics including international development cooperation, economic empowerment of women, education, youth and employment, violence against women and eradicating global extreme poverty.