Office: 2008 Haley Center
Units: Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling
Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center
Phone: (334) 844-7611
Short BioDanielle Pester Boyd, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor for the Counselor Education Programs in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling. Her research focuses on adversity and resilience, the social determinants of mental health, and culturally responsive training and intervention practices. These research activities include both quantitative and qualitative approaches such as instrument development, outcome research, community-based participatory research, and program evaluation. Her research has been awarded the Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award for outstanding scholarship related to the counseling profession by the American Counseling Association and the Outstanding Counselor Education and Supervision Article Award by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
She received her B.A in History from Texas A&M University. She received her M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Union University and both her M.S. in Counseling and PH.D. in Counselor Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX) and Registered Play Therapist with clinical experience working in both a community counseling setting and as a school-based mental health professional. Her national professional service roles include Co-Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Editorial Review Board Member for Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.
2023 - Present
Assistant Professor, Auburn Universtiy
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Adverse Community Environments (Pair of ACEs)
- Social Determinant of Mental Health
- Culturally responsive Counselor Education training practices and clinical intervention practices
- Intersectional Privilege and Power in helping professions