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Anneliese A. Singh

  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Education

  • Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services (Professional Counseling, School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision, Counseling Psychology)

  • Affiliated Faculty, Safe and Welcoming Schools

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Office Location

G9 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Resilience of Trans People of Color and Trans Youth
  • Racial Justice and Racial Healing
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Competency and Training
  • LGBTQQ+ Youth and Safe Schools Initiatives
  • South Asian and Immigrant Mental Health

Research Interests

  • Trans and Non-Binary Resilience and Liberation
  • Counseling and Psychology of Liberation
  • Resilience and Traumatology
  • LGBTQQ+ Education and Counseling
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Training
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Counseling

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Dr. Singh's (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs) research, practice, and advocacy center on racial healing, resilience of trans and non-binary people (e.g., people of color, youth), survivors of trauma, immigrants, South Asian survivors of child sexual abuse, social justice and empowerment training, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work in higher education. Dr. Singh has worked on several national competencies and guidelines projects for the American Counseling Association and American Psychological Association (e.g., ACA Transgender Counseling Competencies, ACA LGBQQIA Competencies, ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies, ASGW Multicultural and Social Justice Principles for Group Work, APA Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Guidelines, APA Prevention Science Guidelines). Dr. Singh is Program Coordinator for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Graduate Certificate and author of the "Queer and Trans Resilience Workook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression" and "The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing."


Anneliese A. Singh is an Professor at The University of Georgia and serves as Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education. Dr. Singh co-founded the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition to support LGBTQ+ students at the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, disability, class, and other identities and experiences. She founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate her research over the last nearly 20 years on the resilience that trans and nonbinary people develop to resist discrimination and move toward liberation. Dr. Singh is a co-PI on the first NIH-funded longitudinal, multi-site (Atlanta, New York, San Francisco) study of trans and non-binary risk, resilience, and identity development (Project AFFIRM). Dr. Singh is a faculty member with the Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D. program, School Counseling and Professional Counseling, M.Ed. programs, and an affiliate facutly with the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program and Qualitative Research program.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Counseling Psychology Georgia State University 2007
MS Professional Counseling Georgia State University 2002
BA Environmental Studies/Political Science/minor in Women's Studies Tulane University 1991

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2019 Fellow American Counseling Association
2018 Anneliese Singh Queer and Trans People of Color Award (inaugural award), Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients in Counseling
2018 Jenny Penney Oliver Faculty Diversity Award College of Education, UGA
2017 Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award, American Psychological Association
2016 Early Career Distinguished Contributions to Diversity and Public Interest American Psychological Association
2014 AMCD Advocacy Award Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development
2014 APA Presidential Citation for International Leadership on Trans Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association
2013 Asian Pacific American Inclusion Award Asian Pacific American Historical Society
2013 Fellow American Psychological Association
2012 Teaching Award College of Education, UGA