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Our graduate programs are among the best in the country thanks to our unique combination of academic, clinical and practical experiences, and the expertise of our faculty. We have a rich history of serving, for more than 50 years, as a primary state, regional, and national training site for students who pursue careers in counseling and student affairs. Our graduates go on to work in diverse settings, such as K-12 schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, community agencies, and state/federal government agencies.

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services has active and dynamic research teams that investigate issues including social justice, underserved populations, and access and inclusion.

Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and professional leadership. We are committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    402 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Department head: Brian A. Glaser

Support our programs

Student Organizations

Community Counseling Student Association (CCSA)

This organization is for students receiving a master of education in community counseling. Focused on raising awareness of mental illness on college campus and in the Athens community, our members use knowledge acquired through classes and internship experiences to better advocate for mental health.

Members also create relationships between the first- and second-year cohorts through mentorship and service to the community.

Faculty advisor: Georgia B. Calhoun

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA) aims to provide all graduate students in the counseling psychology program a place for supportive and growth-oriented opportunities for activities and discussion on issues pertinent to their academic and professional development.

For more information, email Melissa spears.

Faculty advisor: Spencer Keith Morgan

Professional School Counseling Association

The mission of this organization is to prepare counselors who work in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and are educational leaders as well as self-reflective practitioners; serve as advocates for all students; understand and apply principles of group work in building school and community partnerships; and accept responsibility for improving educational practices through an active program of research and evaluation.

Faculty advisor: Jolie Daigle

Student Personnel Association of UGA (UGASPA)

This organization provides professional development, social, and philanthropic opportunities for graduate student affairs professionals.


Research Grants

Faculty and Staff

Deryl Flynn Bailey

  • Professor and Admissions Coordinator

Georgia B. Calhoun

  • Professor

Linda Campbell

  • Professor

Diane L. Cooper

  • Professor

Jolie Daigle

  • Professor

Laura A. Dean

  • Professor

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero

  • Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Services
  • Professor

Merrily S. Dunn

  • Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Brian A. Glaser

  • Professor and Department Head

Karen Griffith

  • Assistant Professor-Limited Term

Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD

  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Marian Higgins

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Hughes

  • Public Service Associate

Susan A. Mattox

  • Administrative Specialist I

George McMahon

  • Assistant Professor

Darris R. Means

  • Assistant Professor

Rosemary E. Phelps

  • Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Service Courses

Pedro R. Portes

  • Professor and The Goizueta Foundation Chair for Latino Teacher Education

Anneliese A. Singh

  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Professor

V. Gayle Spears

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Alan E. Stewart

  • Professor

Jennifer R. Throckmorton

  • Business Manager I

Margaret A. Wilder

  • Associate Professor

Nikki Wyatt Williams

  • Student Affairs Professional III


Amazing Student: David Stanley

June 17, 2019
From mentoring local high school students to developing a diversity workshop series, David Stanley is passionate about helping others and has a clear career path to pass on his knowledge and experience.