Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling
Department of Educational Psychology
About Renae Mayes
Renae D. Mayes is the Director of the School Counseling Program and an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling. Her research focuses on the intersection of gifted education and special education for students of color in urban environments. Additionally, Mayes focuses on comprehensive school counseling models and interventions that support the holistic development and success of historically underserved student populations.
- Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling (2016-Present), Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
- Assistant Professor of Counseling (2013-2016), Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services, Ball State University.
- Director of School Counseling (2013- Present)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2013
The Ohio State University
Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling, 2010
University of Maryland, College Park
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Middle School Math and Social Studies Education, 2008
University of Missouri
Research and Publications
Sample Publications (see Vita for comprehensive list)
- Mayes, R. D. (in press). "They will leave you lost:" Experiences of a gifted Black male with a traumatic brain injury. The Urban Review.
- Kim, J., Mayes, R. D., Hines, E. M., & Bryan, J. A. (2017). The parent-high school counselor relationship and students' postsecondary enrollment. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy,4(2),124-136.
- Hines, E. M., Moore III, J. L., Mayes, R. D., Harris, P. C., Vega, D., Robinson, D. V., Gray, C. N.*, & Jackson, C. E.*(2017). Making student achievement a priority: The role of school counselors in turnaround schools. Urban Education, 1-22.
- Mayes, R. D. & Moore, J. L., III (2016) Adversity and pitfalls of twice exceptional urban learners. Journal of Advanced Academics, 27(3), 167-189.
- Vega, D., Hines, E. M., Mayes, R. D., & Harris, P. C. (2016). Preparing Latino students for life after high school: The importance of school counselor and school psychologist collaboration. National Youth at Risk, 2(1), 70-82.
Sample Funded Projects (see Vita for comprehensive list)
- Principal Investigator, "Comprehensive Counseling Initiative: Enhancing School Principal and Counselor Preparation Program Implementation Grant." Grantor: Lilly Endowment, Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, IN. Award: $200,000.
- Principal Investigator, "Comprehensive Counseling Initiative: Enhancing School Principal and Counselor Preparation Program Planning Grant." Grantor: Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, IN. Award: $20,000.