Assistant Professor of the Practice

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since 2011

Email address:

Mailing address: Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109


  • BA Communications, Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, Washington State University
  • MA Counseling, Wake Forest University

Research and Special Interests:

  • Career Development

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • ACA
  • NCCA
  • NCDA
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Registered Mental Health Facilitator

Recent Publications (selected):

Recent Presentations (selected):

  • Emerson, C., Robinson. H. (October 2014) Enhancing Professional Identity: Service Learning as a Catalyst for Professional Orientation. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • “Careeropolis© – The Intersection of Occupation and Location: A Lesson for Undergraduates”
  • NCCA, Greensboro, NC with Jenny Niles and Brian Calhoun
  • “Engaging Students of Multiple Religious Backgrounds in Vocational Discernment”
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, Indianapolis, IN 2011 with Andy Chan, MBA and Rev. Tim Auman
  • “Equipping Students for Life and Career after College”
  • NCCA  Concord, NC with Pamela Karr and Mark Eades
  • “Family Snapshots: a descriptive exercise in memory and insight”
  • NCCA  Concord, NC with Dr. Sam Gladding

In The News:


  • Originally from Washington state, Heidi lives in Winston-Salem, with husband Jay, two sons and two terriers.