Dr. Erica L. James earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. She went on to study in the area of Clinical/Counseling Psychology. She later earned a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Francis Marion University. Dr. James completed her Doctoral Internship at the Counseling and Human Development Center at the University of South Carolina-Columbia as part of her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Her research interests include depression and anxiety and help-seeking attitudes among minority groups. She also has a special interest in help-seeking behaviors and attitudes among African American women and mental health service utilization of college students.
Dr. Erica James also serves as the Cheerleading Advisor for the FMU Athletics Department.