Assistant Professor of Counseling
On Faculty since 2015
Office: BGC M232
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bowling Green State University
M.A. in Kiswahili Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya
B. Ed., in Christian Religious Education and Kiswahili Studies, Moi University, Kenya
About Bellah Kiteki
Dr. Bellah Kiteki is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Ohio) and a National Certified Counselor. She received her M.A. in Kiswahili Studies from University of Nairobi, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Kiteki’s teaching experience began as a high school teacher in Kenya. She has previously worked with adolescents and adults with chemical and substance abuse issues. Dr. Kiteki’s research interests are primarily with adolescent refugees from war-torn countries in Africa. Her work with refugees began in her home country in Kenya and she continues to focus on children and adolescent refugees in resettlement.
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Counseling Association
- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
B. N. Kiteki (2016). The Case for Resilience in African Refugees: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research. VISTAS 2016. Document available at http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas >>
Kiteki, B. N. (2015, October). The Mental Health and Well-being of Refugee Youth: From Trauma to Resilience-Based Focus. Annual Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Philadelphia, PA.
Kiteki, B.N., Pope, A., Carter-Morrison, S., & Kemer, G. (2013, October). “In Our Own Words.” Experiences of New Faculty in Counselor Education Programs. Annual Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Denver, CO.
Kiteki, B. N., Borders, L. D., Chung, M., Kemer, G., & Lima, C. (2011, October). Counseling supervision in Brazil, Kenya, South Korea, and Turkey: Relevance of US supervision models. Annual Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Nashville, TN.
Kiteki, B. N. (2011, March). Pre-, peri-, and post-migration experiences and adjustment of Adolescent refugees in the United States: Implications for counselors. Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association: New Orleans, LA.
Kiteki, B. N., Borders, L. D., Chung, M., Kemer, G., & Ying, X. (2009, March). Development ofcounseling in China, Kenya, South Korea, and Turkey: Successes and challenges. Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association: Charlotte, NC.
Sweeney, T. J., Myers, J. E., Bigbee, A. L., Brunelli, M., Hofmeier, S., Hodges, E., Ivers, N. Kardatzke,K., Kiteki, B. N., Makinson, L., Pope, A., & Welch, M. (2007, October). Adlerian theory and practice: Early Recollections, abreaction, and second order change. Annual Conference, Licensed Professional Counselors of North Carolina: Durham, NC.