Derek Green

What are you doing now?

I recently worked in Brooklyn, NY as a Dean of Students and Families at a charter school. I'm currently in my 10th year in education, and I'm a school counselor in Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee. I also coach Middle School Boys Basketball at the school I serve.

How did UNA's Psychology program help you achieve what you have become?

The UNA Psychology program was a huge factor in my life. It helped shape me as person, make me realize my true passion, and it directed me to what I wanted do after college. The program was a motivator to me, and it always encouraged me to do my best. I wasn't the strongest student, but I never felt I was treated different.

What advice would you give students who are interested in becoming UNA Psychology majors?

I encourage students to highly consider Psychology as a major at UNA because of the program it offers as well as the professors. The program is challenging and rigorous, and it will make students better prepared for graduate programs or the workforce. The program allows students to have multiple possibilities for potential career options. The professors are some of the best professors I've had in undergrad and grad school. They truly take an interest in the students, and they always had an open door when needed. I felt I could trust them with my concerns, and they would direct or help me to the best of their ability. They were truly leaders in my future.