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Office Location

110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602


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 Early Career Distinguished Contributions to Diversity and Public Interest American Psychological Association
2015 Rising Star Award National Multicultural Conference and Summit (APA)
2014 Courtland Lee Social Justice Award SACES (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 Distinguished Research Award on Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ Society for Psychological Study of LGBT Issues (APA)
2012 Outstanding Teaching Award College of Education
2009 Kitty Cole Human Rights Award American Counseling Association

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

Research Interests

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

Research Summary

Anneliese A. Singh is an Professor at The University of Georgia and co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Trans Resilience Project. Her research, practice, and advocacy has centered on the resilience of transgender people, transgender people of color, transgender youth, survivors of trauma, immigrants, South Asian survivors of child sexual abuse, and social justice and empowerment training.


Dr. Singh is the Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Student Personnel Services, Ph.D. Program (Gwinnett), and she teaches in the School Counseling and Professional Counseling, M.Ed. Programs. 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). She is the co-author of two books (Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings, and Social justice in group work: Practical interventions for change), and the upcoming Handbook of Transgender Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice. Dr. Singh is the Past-President of the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision and the Past-President of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (ALGBTIC).