Company: Canisius College
Location: Grand Island, N.Y.
Influenced by her mother, also a teacher, Jillian Warner brings excellence and experience to her work as part of the adjunct faculty for both Canisius College and the University at Buffalo. Garnering 10 years in the treatment field, she is passionate about psychology and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in counselor education. Ms. Warner has also earned a master’s degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, criminal justice and forensic psychology, believing her greatest strength to be her ability to teach students based on her education. Highly-qualified in the counseling field, she is licensed in addiction counseling as well.
Impressively, Ms. Warner decided to continue her Ph.D. coursework while recovering from cancer, and she considers this to be her greatest accomplishment. Attributing her success to hard work and diverse experience, she advises hopeful professionals to take as many classes as they can to foster a unique skill set and stand out from other candidates. In terms of her own personal goals, Ms. Warner hopes to complete her Ph.D. and ultimately gain a full-time professorship at a university. Invested in education, she wants to be remembered for helping shape the next generation of influential counselors.
Due to her distinction in education, Ms. Warner has been the recipient of the 100% Productivity Award, the Quality Assurance Documentation Award and the Alloro Recognition Award. Organizations she participates in include the Student Affiliate American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling and various other societies relevant to the field of psychology. Ms. Warner supports such charitable organization as the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetics Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Stand up to Cancer, and numerous organizations that support armed forces. In her free time, she enjoys selling cosmetics and working with the Wounded Warrior Project.