Who We Are


Nicole J. Johnson
Dean of Students & Associate Vice President of Student Development
Phone: 410-337-6150
Email: deanofstudents@goucher.edu 

Sean Rice
Associate Director of Student Support & Outreach
Phone: 410-337-3210
Email: care@goucher.edu 

Sylvia Doud, M.Ed, NCC, LGPC (she/ her/hers)
Clinical Case Manager
Phone: 410-337-6029
Email: Sylvia.Doud@goucher.edu 

Prior to joining Goucher, Sylvia worked throughout Baltimore as a Spanish Teacher, Social Worker, Community Education Coordinator, and School Counselor. These professional experiences have emphasized Sylvia’s beliefs in the need to prioritize a compassionate, trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for client’s growth. Sylvia uses a strength-based approach with components of Mindfulness, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy to empower clients in exploring their authentic identities, overcoming barriers and reaching their full potential. As a lifelong learner, Sylvia was drawn to the profession of counseling because every client brings a unique perspective. Sylvia is originally from Costa Rica and has spent her professional career focused on lifting marginalized populations. In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys reading all the books, exploring new foods both at home and around Baltimore, and spending time with her family.