Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell began serving students at Lock Haven University in August 2021. Effective July 2022, he began serving as the Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Act 101 Programs for the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania at the Bloomsburg University and Lock Haven University campuses, while preparing the Mansfield University campus to operate as an Act 101 Program in the very near future. Dr. Kittrell provides leadership of academic support services for Act 101 Program students from recruitment through graduation. For over a decade, Dr. Kittrell has served diverse student populations from all socioeconomic, geographic, racial, ethnic, heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual backgrounds.
Dr. Kittrell has worked in the public and private sectors, serving in staff, faculty and leadership roles within educational and community-based settings, providing an array of support and instructional services, to include extensive grantsmanship. His specialized areas of counseling/clinical practice and teaching proficiency includes, but are not limited to, self-esteem/efficacy; child and youth empowerment; family systems/unification; personality theory; individual and family psychosocial dynamics; cross-cultural psychology, narrative development through diversity and inclusive storytelling; student development; gender identity and sexual orientation affirmation; interpersonal communication; Autism spectrum disorders (ASD); working with students, individuals and adults managing ADHD, and clients processing trauma.
Read his full bio at Lockhaven’s website (PDF).
Areas of Expertise: Diverse students, student development, psychosocial issues, communication.