Dr Marilyn Butler

Living Proof Vocational Solutions, LLC

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Living Proof Vocational Solutions, LLC

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I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a two-decade career dedicated to providing students and individuals with disabilities with academic and workplace accommodations and the support needed to ensure equity in education and employment. I have worked in public, private, and community rehabilitation settings and higher education. I am currently a Social Security Vocational Expert and an Adjunct Faculty member in the GSEP, Online MAP/MACLP Psychology Programs at Pepperdine University.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Fisk University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University. My research interests include educational access and equity among African American/Black women.

I live outside the perimeter of Atlanta, Georgia, and was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a mother of three adult children and a doting new grandmother.

I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, focusing on self-care and wellness, and ministering to women. 


  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor


Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Vallery, Pennsylvania, United States
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, 2021
Leadership in Higher Education concentration
2019 To 2021
Dissertation: Untying the Double Bind: The Role of Personal and Environmental Characteristics in the Institutional Selectivity of African American Women
Advisor: Dr. Atasha Quarles, Chair

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Master of Arts in Counseling, 2004
Rehabilitation Counseling
2000 To 2004

Job History

Living Proof Vocational Solutions
Owner/Vocational Consultant
PALMETTO, GA, United States
March 2023 - present