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Jennifer Carhart

Jennifer Carhart

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Special Education Rehabilitation and Counseling
Office Phone(909) 537-4501
Office LocationCE-383


About Jennifer Carhart

Jennifer Carhart is a first-generation Latina student from a mixed-status family and a native Spanish speaker. She is a proud graduate of the California Community College and CSU system. She received an A.A. in Geography from Santa Ana College and transferred to complete a B.A. in Geography at California State University, Fullerton. At Azusa Pacific University, she completed her M.S. in Student Development and College Counseling and is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education. 

Jennifer Carhart is an Assistant Professor for the Master of Science in Counseling at the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling within the Watson College of Education.

Her extensive counseling and support service background spans diverse settings, including non-profit organizations, community colleges, and 4-year institutions, before CSUSB. At CSUSB, Jennifer held various advising and counseling staff positions. This included serving as a Career Counselor at the Career Center and as Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) Coordinator (SSPIII), where she provided valuable assistance to students applying to prestigious healthcare programs and professional schools. Amidst the pandemic, she took on dual roles as HPAC Coordinator and Interim University School Certifying Official (SSPIV-Consultant) for the Veteran Success Center. Eventually, she transitioned and concluded her staff position as the University Honors Program Coordinator (SSPIV).

Research Focus

Her research examines racially minoritized and underrepresented students pursuing healthcare and STEM careers. Her research examines practices and policies of higher education institutions, practitioners, educators, and counselors that create barriers and access to the terminal educational attainment of higher-ranking STEMM career pathways for students of Color. 


Current Role: 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling, College of Education (Fall 2023 Appointment)
  • Faculty Lead - CSU Health Professions Advisors Network

Previous CSUSB staff roles: 

  • University Honors Program Coordinator, ASUA
    • Direct supervisor to 12 student assistants (2 Graduate Students)
    • University Honors Club Advisor, ASUA
  • Health Professions Advising Center Coordinator/ Pre-health Advisor, ASUA
    • MAPSS Club Advisor
  • Interim, School Certifying Official, Veteran Success Center, Division of Student Affairs
  • Career Counselor, Liaison to the College of Natural Sciences, Career Center, Division of Student Affairs
    • Direct supervisor of 3 student assistants
Courses/ Teaching

COUN 6221 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation

COUN 6229 - Socio-Cultural Counseling

​COUN 6232 - Career Counseling

COUN 6233 - Practice Based Placement

COUN 6225 - Systems Consultation



  • Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University 
  • Master of Science in College Counseling & Student Development, Azusa Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography, California State University Fullerton
  • Associate of Arts in Geography, Santa Ana College