Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D.
Dr. Senour joined SDSU in 1977 to become part of a team of one of the most innovative faculty groups in the country in counseling – and clearly in the forefront of multicultural counseling, the Community Based Block Program in Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Education (CBB). She was Director of CBB for some 20 years. She previously served as Coordinator of Counselor Education at CSU San Bernardino, and as a School Counselor. Dr. Senour published the first authoritative scholarly book chapter in the country on the Psychology of the Chicana, and has since authored or co-authored publications ranging from Latino, Chicano and Mexican American mental health to the CBB as a Site of Praxis and Social Justice. Her many honors and awards include SDSU Professor of the Year, and SDSU Top 25 Award to University and Community Leaders by President Weber for Contributions to Transformational Change in San Diego. In May 2010 she was given SDSU’s first Faculty Diversity Award. Consistent with the community outreach and social justice theme inherent in CBB, Maria’s outreach to the community has been long-standing and significant. She serves on and has chaired the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees since 1990, and has served as a consultant to local, state, and national groups with a focus on creating community dialogues on race relations and futures planning. Maria is participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program, continuing her work with the CBB Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Education Program.
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