Dr. Dee’s specialty is Thanatology – the study of death, dying and bereavement. She is recognized as a Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counseling; and a Certified Community Crisis Responder and Trainer by the National Organization of Victim Assistance. She is a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. In addition to coordinating the Coroner’s Office C.A.R.E. Team, Dr. Dee trains and responds with Crisis Intervener Chaplains of South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. She was a Team Leader for Crisis Intervention teams responding after Hurricane Katrina; the triple disaster of Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear in Japan; Super Storm Sandy in New York; as well as multiple local events. In 2010, Dr. Gulledge was honored by South Carolina Baptist Convention with the Buck Buckner Memorial Award for distinguished service to South Carolina Disaster Relief Ministries. She is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College and an active member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church. She is an author and advocate for using the arts as medicine for healing and management of grief after loss.