Dr. Cummings Onks has been at ETSU for over 20 years advising and teaching. She is currently the Director of the University Advisement Center and Director of the Learning Support Program.
Working with students and in the energy of a college campus is the reason she chose this career path. It is her privilege to be a part of the student’s life planning journey and watch them make that dream a reality.
She adjunct teaches with the Clemmer College as well as in Cross Disciplinary Studies. In her free time she enjoys writing, naturalist studies, volunteering with community engagement organizations, any activity that involves her family and friends, and exploring the state and national parks. Live music and plays along as well as travel with her family and friends rates high on her list of favorite things to do!
Favorite quotes to share with students:
The best way to predict your future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin
B.A. in Psychology, ETSU
M.A. in Counseling, ETSU
Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
- Family Development
- Solving the Puzzle of Life
- Child Development
- Research Methods – Qualitative Inquiry
Special topics courses include:
- Student Skill Development
- The Human Animal Bond
- The Nature Principle
- Conversation in the Digital Age