Debra Cobia, Ed. D.
Associate Dean for Assessment and Research , Professor
Phone: 678-839-6119 | Fax: 678-839-6098
Office: Education Center 102 A
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00pm
Dr. Debra C. Cobia is the Associate Dean for Assessment and Research in the College of Education, and Professor and Director of the Professional Counseling and Supervision doctoral degree program in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies. She teaches graduate courses in program evaluation and directs doctoral research. Her scholarly program falls under the broad umbrella of Professional Issues in Counselor Education with emphases in the preparation and practices of counselors, counselor educators, and counselor supervisors. She is nationally recognized for her contributions to the field in the area of assessment in counselor education. For example, she has several publications, both invited and peer reviewed, about the use of portfolios in assessing counseling candidates performance. She is the co-author of a textbook used in school counseling specialty preparation courses. Prior to her appointment at UWG in 2009, Dr. Cobia was a professor of counselor education at Auburn University where she is now Professor Emerita.
- B.S., Early Childhood Education, Auburn University, 1976
- M.Ed., Behavior Disorders/Emotional Disturbance, West Georgia College, 1979
- Ed.S., Counseling and Guidance, West Georgia College, 1983
- Ed.D., Counselor Education minor in Educational Psychology [CACREP accredited], The University of Alabama, 1990
Courses and Sections
- CEPD-9171 (Program Evaluation)
- CEPD-9199 (Dissertation)
- EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)
Fall 2013 Sections
- CEPD-9171 (Program Evaluation) Section: 01 [View Syllabus]
- CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: 01
- EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N22
- Hartline, J.*, & Cobia, D. (2012). School counselors: Closing Achievement gaps and writing results reports. Professional School Counseling, 16, 71-79.