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Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D.

  • Chair
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the Social Justice Academy

Department: Educational Counseling and Leadership

Office: McAllan Hall 103

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Phone: 732-571-7507

Email: npulliam@monmouth.edu


Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D., teaches courses on social justice and diversity, student affairs/college counseling, and human growth and development. Pulliam’s practitioner experience spans over 15 years in a variety of roles within higher education, including advising and counseling within EOF programs in NY and NJ, career counseling and development, fraternity and sorority life, student activities, residential life, and financial aid. She is a proud Latina counselor educator with a strong commitment to social justice.

Her research and scholarly activities focus on the following: impacts of the impostor phenomenon on the mental health of historically underrepresented college students (Black and Latinx identified), college and career readiness programs for low-income, academically underprepared student populations, and the experiences of graduate students of color.

Pulliam serves on a variety of university-wide committees including the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the Black and African Diaspora Forum United (BADFU). Pulliam is the current chair of the School of Education’s Social Justice Advocacy Committee, served as Graduate Program Director from 2016-2019, and is the current advisor to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc.

Education

Ph.D Counselor Education, Montclair State University

M.A., Counseling: Student Affairs, Montclair State University

B.A., Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Books

Book Chapters

  • Pulliam, N., & Gonzalez, C.E. (2017). Experiences at the convergence: Understanding the intersectionality of college student identities. In Frederick, M., Sasso, P.A., & Maldonado, J.M. (Ed.). The dynamic student development meta-theory: A new model for student success. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Pulliam, N., Sasso, P. A., Paone, T.R., & Maldonado, J.M. (2016). Reducing systemic racism: Movements toward change in higher education. In Stead, V. (Ed). RIP Jim Crow: Fighting racism through higher education policy, curriculum, and cultural interventions (129-148). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Burlew, L.D., (Pacheco) Pulliam, N., & Grant, K. (2014). The mental health issues of gay boys, adolescents, and men. In M. Kocet (Ed.). Counseling gay men, adolescents, and boys: A strengths-based resource guide for helping professionals and educators (90-108). New York, NY: Routledge.

Presentations/Invited Talks

National Presentations

  • Pulliam, N., & Smith, V. (2020, June 29–July 1). “I Don’t Belong Here.”: Disrupting Impostorism  in First-generation Students of Color. NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD. (Conference Cancelled).
  • Pulliam, N., & Alexander, L. (2020, April). Impostorism or Oppression?: Unpacking Feelings of Invalidation in Predominantly White Spaces. White Privilege Conference, Mesa, AZ. (Conference Cancelled).
  • Pulliam, N., & Smith, V.S.(2019, February). Enhancing inclusive counseling interventions: Understanding the role of parents in the success of Black male college students. American College Counseling Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Roland, C., Pulliam, N., Brawner, R., & Kooyman, L, Spann, R., Smith, V. (2019, February). The nuance of mentoring: Your secret weapon to success. American College Counseling Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Pulliam, N. (2018, July). Success or fraud?: Impacts of the impostor phenomenon among high achieving racial/ethnic minority and first-generation college students. Association for Adult Development & Aging National Conference, Arlington, VA.
  • Roland, C., Lambert, S., Brawner, R., Pulliam, N., & Kooyman, L. (2018, July). Mentorship Panel. Association for Adult Development & Aging National Conference, Arlington, VA.
  • Pulliam, N., Havlik, S., & Steen, S. (2017, October). Preparing school and college counselors to support the needs of first-generation college students. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • T.R. Paone, Pulliam, N., & Shannon, J. (2017, October). One of the only: Experiences of students of color in two multicultural counseling courses. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, C.L., Pulliam, N., & Norman, D. (2017, March). (Presidential Session) Quelling the fires of academia: The role of counselors in addressing racial tension and violence on college campuses. American Counseling Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Paone, T.R., Pulliam, N., & Malott, K.M.(2017, March).Voices heard: Students of color experiences in two unique multicultural counseling courses. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Pulliam, N. & Oliva, V.(Accepted, 2016, March). Multiple identities, multiple voices: Perspectives from women in academia. American Counseling Association National Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • Pulliam, N. & McGowan, M. (2015, October). Because mom told me so: Approaches to teaching college & career choice factors for low income, first-generation college students. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Regional Presentations

  • Nervi Hoyos, C., Pulliam, N., & McGinty, F. (2020, October). Surviving, Thriving, and Leading in the COVID-19 Era, American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network—NJ Women of Color Conference, (Virtual Zoom).
  • Smith, V.S., & Pulliam, N. (2018, September). Parent involvement factors from the perspective of academically successful Black male college students. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Burlington, VT.
  • Pulliam, N., & Mora, J. (2017, April). You can’t be what you can’t see: An exploration of career choice factors for low-income, first-generation college students. Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Pulliam, N. (2016, September). A picture is worth a thousand words: Using Instagram as a reflection tool for fieldwork experiences. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • Pulliam, N., Paone, T.R., & Malott, K.M. (2016, September). The challenges of being one of the few: Students of color in multicultural counseling courses. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • Sasso, P.A., Pulliam, N., & Maldonado, J.M. (2016, June). Supervising graduate students. National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region II Conference, New York, NY.
  • Pulliam, N. (2014, December). One size does not fit all: Multicultural career counseling in the 21st century. Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Local Presentations

  • Jenkins, A., & Pulliam, N. (2018, December). Why do I feel like an “other”?: Exploring the importance of belonging & connectivity for EOF student populations, EOF 50th Anniversary Fall Conference, Newark, NJ.
  • Pulliam, N., Gonzalez, C., Parsons-Pollard, N., & Flowers, S. (2018, October). We are real. We are worthy: Women of color and the impostor phenomenon, NJ-ACE Network (American Council on Education) Women of Color Conference, Mahwah, NJ.
  • Gonzalez, C., & Pulliam, N.  (2018, July). Do I really belong here?: How the impostor phenomenon may be contributing to your feelings of self-doubt despite success. 6th Annual EOF Joint Empowerment Conference, Montclair, NJ.
  • Malott, K., Havlik, S., & Pulliam, N. (2016, November). 10 tips for promoting the success of first-generation college students. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Summer E

  • Career Development and Counseling – EDC 545

2022 Summer C

  • Business Practice and Experience – BU 488

2022 Summer B

  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2022 Spring

  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2021 Fall

  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2021 Spring

  • Career Development and Counseling – EDC 545
  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2020 Fall

  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2020 Spring

  • Career Development and Counseling – EDC 545
  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2019 Summer B

  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

2019 Spring

  • Career Development and Counseling – EDC 545
  • Diversity and Social Justice – EDC 535
  • Human Growth and Development – EDC 510

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Career Development and Counseling (EDC 545)
  • Counseling Preparatory Comprehensive Examination (EDC CPE)
  • Diversity and Social Justice (EDC 535)
  • Human Growth and Development (EDC 510)
  • Introduction to Professional Counseling (EDC 500)
  • Practicum in Counseling (EDC 600)