ATLANTA – Mercer University’s Center for the Study of Narrative (CSN) will host a lecture by Tyann Mosley on April 6 at 5 p.m. as part of its eighth Narrative Showcase in Atlanta Administration and Conference Center Room 190 on the Cecil B. Day Campus.

Tyann Mosley
Tyann Mosley

Mosley’s lecture, “Every Heart Has a Story to Tell,” will address her dissertation research and graduate school journey, one filled with an extraordinary obstacle.

Mosley successfully defended her dissertation on March 29, completing requirements for the Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Mercer’s College of Professional Advancement. She also holds a Master of Arts in counseling education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Bachelor of Arts in sociology, anthropology and African American studies from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the states of Missouri and Georgia and currently serves as a counselor at Insight Counseling and Coaching Specialists in Buford. She works extensively with families in need as well as with the state’s foster care system, where she is a certified IMPACT trainer assisting potential foster care parents. She is also a dedicated wife and mother of three.

This year’s Narrative Showcase will also include doctoral student Stephanie Garcia’s presentation of her dissertation research examining wellness factors in Mexican-American immigrants. The program will conclude with digital narrative presentations from graduate counseling students in the areas of first-time parenthood, overcoming mistakes, overcoming grief, and study abroad.

Information will be shared about the upcoming international Narrative Matters Conference, featuring Isabel Wilkerson, that will be held May 16-19 on the Cecil B. Day Campus, as well as the 2023 Narrative Theory Study Abroad program.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Don Redmond, associate professor of counseling and director of the Center for the Study of Narrative, at   

The Center for the Study of Narrative is a multidisciplinary initiative housed within the College of Professional Advancement incorporating counseling, theology, psychology, sociology and literary studies, among others. Faculty and students collaborators emphasize qualitative research methods and “story listening” to study the lives of individuals and larger populations. 

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