Linda Waters


Linda Waters

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor - Psychology, Program Director - Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Phone: 419.372.0612
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  • Address: GMH 303

Professional Biography/Profile

Linda Waters, currently serving as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Psychology and the Program Director for the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services at BGSU Firelands, joined the faculty in the Fall of 2021 as an adjunct and transitioned to a full-time role in the Fall of 2023. With a background encompassing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toledo, a Master of Arts in Counseling from BGSU, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo, Linda brings a wealth of academic and professional experience to her role.

Driven by a genuine love for people, Linda is deeply committed to educating students about mental health, striving to destigmatize these conditions, foster empathy, and empower individuals to seek professional help. Her courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, Interviewing and Observing, and Practicum, provide students with a comprehensive understanding of psychology and human services.

Linda's dedication to her field is further exemplified by her accolades, including being recognized as Counselor of the Year in 2017-2018 by the North West Ohio Counseling Association and earning the Susan J. Sears Award from the Ohio Counseling Association in 2018 for her volunteer work providing counseling to individuals with cancer. Additionally, she received the Practitioner of the Year award in 2018 from the Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling honor society, and was honored as Counselor Supervisor of the Year in 2019 by the same organization. Her passion for mental health advocacy, coupled with her outstanding contributions to the counseling profession, makes Linda Waters a valuable asset to the BGSU Firelands community.

Courses Taught

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 4050 - Abnormal Behavior

DHS 3300 - Interviewing and Observing

SOSC 2890 - Practicum

Fieldwork/Internship Opportunities

SOSC 2890 is designed to provide students with the experience of performing entry-level work in the human services field. Students work under the supervision of area human services professionals and gain work experience.

Research Interests and Selected Publications

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Mental Health and Cancer
  • Full Credentials

    B.A., Psychology (University of Toledo); M.A., Counseling (BGSU); Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Toledo

    Updated: 02/08/2024 01:45PM