Evelyn V. Whitehead, EdD, LPC is the Coordinator of Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Services and Chair of the Coordinated Community Response Team on Sexual Assault and Gender-Based Violence at Virginia State University (VSU). In addition, she serves on the Human Services Board at John Tyler Community College, the Virginia Steering Committee on Suicide Prevention and the Red Flag Campaign Advisory Committee of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She has served as adjunct faculty at South University, Argosy University and Virginia State University. As a successful grant writer, she was funded by the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women to address sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking, the Virginia Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavior Health through SAMHSA to curb underage drinking and high risk drinking behaviors. Dr. Whitehead earned a Masterís of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Virginia State University and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has clinical expertise in counseling, behavior analysis, substance abuse, domestic/sexual violence and developmental disabilities. Her work with college students and The Red Flag Campaign on dating violence was featured in the 2010 Campus Toolkit, Case Studies and Community Education of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and led to an invitation to visit with Vice President Biden for the commemoration of the 16th Anniversary of VAWA and the White House Press Release for the 1is2Many PSA campaign.
Dr. Whitehead has presented professionally on a number of topics. However her primary research interests include studying the relationship between self-efficacy, resilience and professional help-seeking attitudes among African Americans, substance use and abuse, harm reduction practices, bystander intervention, intimate partner violence, and positive health promotions.