Taryne Mingo

Taryne Mingo

Assistant Professor, Director of School Counseling Program
COED 236

Taryne M. Mingo, Ph.D., LPC (MO), LCMHCA is an assistant professor and director of the school counseling program in the Department of Counseling at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Mingo has a professional background in elementary school counseling and providing tele-mental health therapy for Missouri-based clients. Her research interests at the K-12 level of education include supporting inclusive classrooms and schools, specifically for elementary-aged students of color, and addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of children and adolescents. In addition, Dr. Mingo’s research interests at the post-secondary level of education include supporting future faculty in counselor education, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in school counselor preparation progams, incorporating Womanist theory into counselor preparation programs and exploring the long-term effects of racism on the health and well-being of Black citizens of the U.S. She currently serves as North Carolina School Counseling Association (NCSCA) Vice-President for the Southwest region.


  • Ph.D.- The University of Georgia, 2015, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Ed.S.- The University of Georgia, 2010, Professional School Counseling
  • M.Ed.- The University of Georgia, 2009, Professional Counseling
  • B.S.- The University of Georgia, 2007, Psychology
  • B.A. – The University of Georgia, 2007, Women’s Studies


  • CSLG 7140: Introduction to Professional School Counseling
  • CSLG 7646: Data & Advocacy in Professional School Counseling
  • CSLG 7436: Internship in School Counseling
  • CSLG 7430: Practicum in Counseling
  • CSLG 6104: Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • CSLG 8203: Instructional Theory & Practice in Counselor Ed

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Racial Identity Development among Children of Color
  • Impact of Racism on Health Among Black Americans
  • Cost of Resilience and Black Women in Business
  • The impact of COVID-19 on DAEUS citizens

Awards & Honors

  • 2022    Chi Sigma Iota, MTB Outstanding Faculty
  • 2022    AADA Outstanding Adultspan Journal Article
  • 2020    Counselor Educator of the Year, North Carolina School Counseling Association

Community Involvement

  • 2022-present   Gambrell Faculty Fellow
  • 2021-present   NCSCA Southwest Vice-President
  • 2021-present   Editorial Board Member, Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Selected Publications

Mingo, T. M. (March 2023). The Inequitable Weight of COVID-19. TedxCharlotte: https://youtu.be/_0cW9z7Brf0?si=p76zNi7j4DqK4O1y

Mingo, T. M. & Haynes, K. (2023). A study exploring the compounded effects of racial trauma across the lifespan of DAEUS citizens and suriving COVID-19. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 00, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmcd.12290 **

Mingo, T. M. & Moore, A. (2023). Academia vs Employment: The impact of COVID-19 on School Counselor Preparation. The Forum of American Journal of Education. https://www.ajeforum.com/academia-vs-employment-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-school-counselor-preparation-by-taryne-m-mingo-and-alexis-moore/ **

Mingo, T.M. & Cofield, D. (2023). Developmental and social considerations when conducting research with children and adolescents. In B. Zyromski & C. Dimmitt (Eds.). Research in Schools: Advancing the evidence-base for the school counseling profession. Oxford Press.

Mingo, T.M. (2021). When surviving jim crow is a pre-existing condition: The impact of COVID-19 on african-americans in late adulthood and how their intersectional experiences shape perceptions of the medical field. Adultspan Journal, 20(2), 85-96. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsp.12112

Merlin-Knoblich, C., Mingo, T.M., & Saunders, R. (2021). An exploration of school counselor small group work experiences leading diversity dinner dialogues. Journal for Specialists in Group Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2021.1950878

Crumb, L., Mingo, T.M., & Crowe, A., (2019). Get over it and move on: The impact of mental illness stigma in rural, low-income populations. Journal of Mental Health and Prevention, 13, 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhp.2019.01.010

Singh, A.A. & Mingo, T.M. (2018). Gender and sexism. In D. Hays & B. Erford (2nd Ed.). Developing multicultural counseling competence: A systems approach. (pp. 1-640). Pearson Publishing Inc.