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Dr. Pamela Cornell Pamela M. Cornell
 M.A.C.T., Murray State University
 S.C.T., Murray State University
 Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Life Coaching Certification

Dr. Pamela Cornell is the director of the Silas Craft Collegians Program and a professor of psychology and human development. She has chaired and served on numerous committees; worked on many projects to assist student learning and services; and has served as a presenter, trainer, and facilitator of the local, state, and national levels. Her twenty-seven years of experience in college teaching, counseling, advising, and administration is steering the Silas Craft Collegians Program. Dr. Cornell also volunteers her time speaking on topics related to personal growth and to mentoring teenagers and young adults.

Dr. Cornell's students describe her as "caring, a good listener, a great teacher, and an excellent problem solver." She believes in the potential of every student and immensely enjoys being a part of his or her growth and development.

Joseph Mason Joseph A. Mason
 M.A., Michigan State University

Joseph Mason is the assistant director of the Silas Craft Collegians Program. He teaches the program’s seminar classes and also teaches human development and stress management classes at HCC. Mr. Mason’s extensive background in academic advising, business, the military, and traveling abroad enables him to draw upon a broad range of experiences and perspectives when teaching, counseling, and advising students.

Mr. Mason views life as an invitation to appreciate humanism. Therefore, he emphasizes self-concept, self-esteem, and celebrating humanism as vehicles to improve students’ human relationship skills and increase their overall performance. He provides in-depth growth training to students as he encourages them to make a commitment to life as a journey.

Carla M. Lawson
M.A. University of Baltimore
Phone:  443-518-4181

Carla Lawson is the coordinator of the Silas Craft Collegians Program. As coordinator, Mrs. Lawson teaches human development seminars, provides academic and personal advising, and coordinates the program’s social and cultural events.  In addition to this role, she is an adjunct professor and works part time as a counselor in Counseling and Career Services at HCC.

As a counselor, Mrs. Lawson provides personal and career counseling to students and Howard County residents.  Her previous experiences include providing individual and group counseling to individuals in the high school, college, hospital and agency settings. Mrs. Lawson enjoys working collaboratively with students to help them reach their academic, career and personal goals. She believes in the importance of creating an environment that both offers students support while simultaneously challenges them to reach their full potential.