Dr. Vithrel Searchwell is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Educational Counseling program at the Rossier School of Education. She teaches courses in human lifespan development and measurement procedures for school counselors. Her areas of expertise include Educational Psychology, School Counseling, and Adolescent Development.
Dr. Searchwell’s research interests include child and adolescent development, the role of the school counselor, influences on educational outcomes, and writing across the curriculum as a gateway to college entrance and college success.
In addition to teaching in the Master’s program, Dr. Searchwell is a professional school counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has experience as a classroom teacher, school counselor, and testing coordinator. Dr. Searchwell has worked with all grade levels, K-12 and has been successful in increasing the number of first-generation and low-income students attending four-year colleges and universities. Dr. Searchwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Southern California, both a Master of Education and Master of Science in School Counseling from the University of LaVerne, and her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education.