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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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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

  • Transgender Mental Health
  • LGBTQQ+ Counseling and Education
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Training
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Counseling
  • Empowerment Counseling

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Dr. Singh's research, practice, and advocacy center on the resilience of transgender people, trans people of color, nonbinary 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).


Anneliese A. Singh is an Professor at The University of Georgia and serves in the role as Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 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 15 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 transgender and nonbinary risk and resilience, called Project AFFIRM. Dr. Singh is a faculty member with the Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D. program (Gwinnett), 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 Sciences/Political Science/minor in Women's Studies Tulane University 1991

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2016 Counseling Vision and Innovation Award Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, ACA
2015 Early Career Distinguished Contributions to Diversity and Public Interest American Psychological Association
2015 Early Career Rising Star Award National Multicultural Conference and Summit (APA)
2014 Courtland Lee Social Justice Award Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, ACA
2014 AMCD Advocacy Award Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (ACA)
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