• Title:
    Professor of Education
  • Department:
    Education and Counseling

Carol A. Langelier, Ph.D.



Dr. Carol Langelier began her professional career as a middle school science teacher. After five years of working at the middle school level, she transferred to the high school level where she taught biology, chemistry, and physics. As she became increasingly aware that she wanted to “do more” with students, especially in terms of their emotional wellness, she pursued her master’s degree in school counseling and enjoyed ten years as a school counselor.

With a desire to still “do more,” Dr. Langelier earned a CAGS and Ph.D. in counseling psychology and became a licensed psychologist. She worked in outpatient settings including marriage and family therapy centers and inpatient chronic mental health facilities. She believes her most valuable training and insights into the human condition came as the result of her work with the chronic care psychiatric population.

Dr. Langelier also served as a full-time school psychologist, while working as an adjunct faculty member at Rivier University. The work she did as an adjunct faculty member, teaching classes in the C.A.G.S. program in school psychology, opened the door to her current position as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Counseling Programs at Rivier University.

She has received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, which was presented to her at the 17th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and was also nominated for the 2011 NHCUC “ED”ies Award.

Dr. Langelier’s academic training and the richness of her professional path enable her to provide Rivier graduate students with a wealth of real-world experience and guidance as they pursue their degrees and careers.


  • Ph.D., Northeastern University
  • CAGS, Anna Maria College
  • M.Ed., Northeastern University
  • B.A., University of New Hampshire


  • Multicultural issues in counseling
  • Diversity training
  • Mood management (CBT Technique for Adolescents)
  • School counseling & psychology

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. NHSCA Annual Conference (2011) Presenter: Bullying & Brain Lock: How Oppressive Educational Environments Impair Learning
  2. ASCA Annual Conference (2008) Presenter: The Culturally Competent School Counselor
  3. CEC International Conference (2008) Presenter: The Culturally Competent Educator
  4. 17th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning (2006), Paper Presented: The Culturally Competent Professor: Our Role in Creating Community
  5. Langelier, C. (2006). The culturally competent professor: Our role in creating community. Rivier College Online Academic Journal, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring
  6. Connell, D. & Langelier, C. (2005). Understanding the emotional response to learning: Where brain-based research and cognitive behavioral counseling strategies meet the road. Rivier College Online Academic Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, Fall
  7. Langelier, C. (2005). Mood management: A cognitive-behavioral skills building program for adolescents. In G. Waltz & R. Yep (Eds), Vistas: Compelling perspectives in counseling (pp. 79-82), Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association
  8. Langelier, C. (2000). Mood management leader’s manual: A cognitive-behavioral skills building program for adolescents. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications