Having worked at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, for over 40 years, Rosemarie Woodruff is Director of the Learning Assistance Center. She has a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and a Masters in Counselling.
She has a holistic approach in her work that addresses all aspects of student life within the context of helping students achieve their academic goals. She has experience in career counselling, personal counselling and working with learning disabilities. Her work with dyslexia is based on the Orton-Gillingham model. Her research includes applications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and motivation in at-risk students. She has a special interest in supportive education for veterans.
As a Master Teacher certified by the Soul Power Institute, her background includes training in soul song and soul dance at the Beyond Da Tao level. She is a Certified Soul Calligraphy Practitioner and a Master Calligraphy Practitioner. Her counselling approach focuses on a process that incorporates listening, empathy, unconditional positive regard, encouragement, and support and instilling hope, resilience, and persistence. In nurturing the life skills essential to success, she integrates finding purpose, developing confidence, and acquiring personal and professional clarity in her work with clients.