Dr. Karen Decker

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Office: V3111
Phone: 973-720-3442
Email: deckerk1@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment.

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Professional Counseling Program, School Track

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • PhD, Capella University, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • MEd, William Paterson University, Agency Counseling
    CACREP Accredited Program
  • BA, Montclair State University, Early Childhood Education

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (NJ)
  • Student Personnel Services (NJ)
Professional Experience
  • William Paterson University, Department of Special Education and Counseling, Assistant Professor 
  • Pathways Counseling Center, Staff Counselor
  • Copeland Middle School, 6th Grade Counselor
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • Dr. Decker teaches multiple courses throughout the program and is Co-Director of the Professional Counseling Program, School Track.
Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • North American Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Chi Sigma Iota