New Eisner College Colleague
Dr. Julie M. Hau is a new Assistant Professor this spring in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the Career Counseling program. Julie comments, “First-generation college students can succeed despite encountering classism,” which is the topic of her research; moreover, she adds, “My life is living proof of this.” Julie is the first in her immediate family to complete a bachelor’s degree and credits the support of family and mentors. She recently completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests focus on first-generation college students’ race and class experiences and underrepresented students’ educational experiences, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Julie has co-authored publications on the topics of portfolios as a method to assess multicultural counseling competence and how working-class professors traverse social class. She has over thirteen years of experience supporting the academic, vocational, and personal development of college students as an academic advisor, career counselor, therapist, and academic dean. Julie has worked in student services, teaching, and research positions on several campuses, including the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Santa Barbara, Madison Area Technical College, University of Illinois-Chicago, and University of North Dakota. Julie has earned accolades for excellence in teaching. She is excited to collaborate with CSUN students, many of whom are also first-generation college students.