Karen Frederick, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Associate Dean for Academic Operations, COEBS


  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Baylor University
  • MS, Language Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • BSEd, Foreign Language, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS
  • Master’s in Counseling hours toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Courses Taught

  • Human Growth & Development
  • General Psychology
  • Principles of Human Development
  • Child Psychopathology

Teaching Focus

Dr. Frederick’s diverse background enables her to teach courses in the undergraduate psychology program. She is also qualified to teach courses in the Master’s in Psychology (MAP) General program, the MA in Counseling program, the MA in Christian Counseling program, and the MAP–LSSP programs, as well as courses in the Counselor Education Master’s program.


Dr. Frederick has publications on a variety of topics including:

  • The impact of Equine-Assisted Counseling
  • Psychometrics
  • Entitlement and Epistemological Beliefs
  • The impact of trauma and neglect on children
  • Quality of life issues in parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Father residency and children’s ADHD symptoms.
  • Gifted and talented students

Additional Information

Dr. Frederick is very interested in alternative and experiential methods of counseling including Equine-Assisted Counseling. She enjoys fitness and regularly competes in triathlons, cycling events, and 5K’s.

  • Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society member.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society member.
  • COEBS Awards CommitteePrevious/Current Professional Positions:
  • Asst. Professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas
  • Adjunct Professor at LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
  • School Counselor at Gilmer Elementary in Gilmer, Texas