Dr. Ortega became a full-time faculty member for rehabilitation counseling in the School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) in August 2009. Previously, he served as an Adjunct Instructor. In addition to teaching, Dr. Ortega also serves as the Program Coordinator and Admissions Coordinator for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Before coming to UALR, he worked as a Counselor and supervisor in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division at the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Little Rock, Arkansas, for more than 35 years. He received a master’s degree in counseling (1973) from the University of Central Arkansas; an educational specialist degree in counseling (1981) from the University of Arkansas; and, doctor of education degree in counseling (2000) from the University of Memphis. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas.
CRCC e-UNIVERSITY courses developed and taught by Dr. Ortega:
Using DSM-5 and ICF Tools to Understand Client Cultural and Environmental Perspectives