Jerry L Mize

Jerry L Mize

Jerry L Mize

Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator


Trauma, anxiety and sex; Mental Health

Jerry L. Mize, MA, MEd, NCC is currently a Full-time Term Instructor in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University and also serve as the Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Department.

Jerry’s teaching experience includes teaching both face-to-face and online, in various modalities, and teaching students at 2- and 4- year institutions. He is extremely interested in creating courses that guide students in the applicability of course material beyond the classroom (virtual or in person). His courses focus on reflection and multiple forms of learning and assessment so students have a well-rounded experience that can fit their needs. As online coordinator, he also strives to make sure students have appropriate access and needs met as they navigate through their online program.

In addition to teaching, Jerry is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His clinical interests focus on sex, anxiety, and trauma. In particular this means adjustment and trauma related symptoms as well as working with individuals navigating a journey in discovering their own identity. Jerry has done work with individuals and couples and has also done Group work. Jerry also has research interests similar to his clinical work.

Jerry’s educational background includes a master's degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University and a second master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of William & Mary. He went straight into graduate school from undergrad with a desire to do research, receiving training as he got his master’s in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University. Upon graduating, Jerry took note of a desire to do clinical work and began his journey at The College of William & Mary to get his second masters degree. While at W&M he received an amazing opportunity to begin teaching and launched that career as well. During his time at The College of William & Mary he gained clinical training and also was a Graduate Research Fellow for the Social Justice and Diversity Research Program in the School of Education. Jerry continues to explore his research interests in areas of adjustment, trauma, identity, and telehealth. He is also passionate about accessibility to education and mental health resources.

Selected Publications

Mize, J. L (2023). Depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms and coping strategies in the context of the sudden course modality shift in the spring 2020 semester. Current Psychology.

Mize, J. L., & Kliewer, W. (2017). Domain-specific daily hassles, anxiety, and delinquent behaviors among low-income, urban youth. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 53, 31-39. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2017.09.003


Courses Taught

Intro Psychology

Research Methods

Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)

Child Development

Psychopathology (previously known as "Abnormal Psychology")

Therapeutic Communication Skills

Psychology of Gender

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology

Psych of Stress & Coping


Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP) from The College of William & Mary (2022)

Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University (2018)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (2016)

Associate in Science (AS) from Richard Bland College of William & Mary (2014)


**Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education & Supervision (CACREP) from University of the Cumberlands (in progress)

Recent Presentations

Stretch, L. S., & Easley, O., Mize, J. L. (2022). Telehealth lessons from COVID 19 pandemic. Presentation given at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. (Role: Co-Author; co-presenter).