Denise Lenares Solomon

Assistant Professor

Denise Lenares Solomon

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation


Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation’s Counselor Education Program at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Originally from Belize, Central America, she is a passionate advocate on bringing awareness to the dangers of gender-based violence, specifically the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Advocating on behalf of victims of CSEC, she has worked with school counselors in Georgia and Belize in understanding the dangers of CSEC and being able to identify resources available for victims and their families. She is also passionate about social justice and advocacy issues related to diversity.

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  • Ph.D., Counselor Education/School Cou University of Arkansas, 2002

  • MED, Education, General Valdosta State University, 1998

  • BED, Education, General University of Belize, 1994


  • SRS School Counseling (P-12) [FLD709] Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2018

  • K-12 School Counselor Georgia Progessional Standards Commission, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • First Place in 2019 ACA Graduate Student Ethics Award-Faculty Advisor American Counseling Association, 2019

  • Fulbright Scholar The Fulbright Scholar, 1996

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • COUN 6890

    Practicum in CMHC
  • COUN 6880

    Practicum in School Counseling
  • COUN 6630

    Prof Orientation & Ethics
  • COUN 6780

    School Counseling
  • COUN 6760

    Diversity Sensitivity in Coun
  • COUN 6620

    Human Growth & Devel for Coun

Teaching Interests

Diversity Sensitivity Advanced Multicultural Counseling Practicum Internship

Research Interests

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Gender-based Violence Professional School Counseling Ethics in Mental Health

Department Service

  • ASI Department's Social Justice Ad-Hoc Committee 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Search Committee for Position of Dean of College of Education 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Governance and Communication Committee 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member