Theresa  Lawhead

Counselor, Student Support Services

Theresa Lawhead is a Counselor and Instructor at Mission College. She joined Mission College in 1993, became a Counselor in 1996 and began teaching "Careers and Life Styles" in 2000. Theresa was also a College Relations Manager at Amdahl Corporation, and an Engineering Career Counselor and Employers Relations Specialist at San Jose State University.


M.S. Counseling, CSU Hayward
B.A. Psychology, Communication minor, San Jose State University 
A.A. General Studies, West Valley College

  • The MESA Program (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement)
  • High School Outreach
  • Advising:
    • Business
    • Child Development, ECE, Future "Educators"
    • STEM related majors: Biology, Chemistry, CIT, CNET, CIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics
    • English, Communication Studies
    • Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Music
    • Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Courses Taught
Awards, Honors, Publications
  • Teaching & Leadership Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), 2002.
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, Mission College A.S.B., 2001.
Fast Facts

Theresa is a native of San Jose, she has been a vegetarian for 30+ years, and she can (usually) "Name That Tune" in five notes or less.

Favorite Quote

"Courtesy is contagious."   –Yosemite bike path


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Theresa Lawhead
phone: 408-855-5545
office: Main Building, C1-122

Counseling Department