Theresa  Lawhead

Counselor, Student Support Services

Theresa Lawhead is a Counselor at Mission College. She also teaches "Career and Life Styles", a class designed to help students identify and/or clarify their educational and career goals. Theresa joined Mission College in 1993. She has been a Mission College Counselor since 1996 and she began teaching Careers and Life Styles (Counseling 12) in 2000. In addition to her experience at Mission, Theresa has worked in the high tech sector and at San Jose State University. Theresa managed the College Recruiting program at Amdahl Corporation, where she was responsible for hiring interns and recent college grads from 35 universities across the nation. At SJSU, Theresa was an Engineering Career Counselor and an Employers Relations Specialist.


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


Providing High School Outreach (assisting high school students that are interested in attending Mission College while they are in high school or after).

Awards, Honors, Publications
  • Academic Year 2001-2002: Teaching & Leadership Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • Academic Year 2000-2001: Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, Mission College A.S.B.
Fast Facts

Theresa is a native of San Jose, she has been a vegetarian for 25+ years, and she can (usually) "Name That Tune" in 10 notes or less.



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Theresa Lawhead
phone: 408-855-5545
office: C1-122

Counseling Department