Annette Abel

Annette Abel

Education

Ph.D. Counseling Education: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
M.S. Counseling & Guidance
B.S. Education: University of Central Oklahoma.

Biography

Annette Abel grew up in Oklahoma City and obtained her B.S. in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She began to focus her energy toward counseling while working as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the inner city of Houston, Texas. Upon determining this life direction Annette obtained both her M.S. in Counseling and Guidance and then her Ph.D. in Counseling Education at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Since that time Annette has worked as a full time faculty member at Lindsey Wilson College, experiencing many opportunities for professional growth including:

  • Assistant, Associate Professor
  • Regional Academic Director for the Gateway Region
  • School of Professional Counseling Leadership Committee Member
  • Counseling and Human Development Online Curriculum Development, Leader
  • Counseling and Human Development Online Steering Committee, Leader

Annette has an extensive background of successful experiences as an administrator, teacher, and most recently as one of the main architects of the Counseling and Human Development Online Program. Additionally, she appreciates the opportunity to work with students as a mentor towards their greatest success.

As often as possible, Annette takes the opportunity to practice fitness walking, Pilates, yoga, water aerobics/swimming, biking and several other activities that combine fitness, fun, and stress release. She practices healthy eating, as well as, daily spiritual and devotional practices. Annette has too many pets to mention – but she is especially fond of her Jack Russell Terrier, Cookie who is always up for their next great adventure.

Having a positive work life balance is an area that Annette promotes with her students and colleagues.