Adele received her BA from William Smith College, her MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley College; her MSW from Syracuse University, and PhD in Counselor Education from Syracuse University. In addition to teaching at Syracuse University from 2002-2005, she also has counseling experience at the Onondoga Pastoral Counseling Services (Syracuse, N.Y.), Family and Children’s Services (Ithaca, N.Y.), and Brockton Area Multi-Services Center (Brockton, MA.)
Adele has taught courses in Multicultural Counseling, Group Counseling, Practicum, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Family Systems Theory, Counseling Skills, and The Expressive Arts in Counseling Contexts. Her scholarship has been focused on two areas: the integration of diverse approaches in counseling, and the acquisition and support of mature coping skills. Recently she has looked at mature coping skills in relation to the development of coping skills for entering university students, and more recently has explored the sustenance of altruism under duress. Adele has served on the USM Student Success Committee, where she initiated projects and research to promote student engagement. She also serves as co-chair of HRD Diversity Committee and as a member of CEHD Multicultural Learning Collaborative.
Adele tries to find fun ways to stay balanced, through Tai Chi, writing, dance, and gardening. She is a parent to three teenage girls, each of whom has shown her a different corner of the world. She has been personally and professionally interested in the ways in which stories can connect us more deeply to each other, to the past, and to the future.