The School of Education and Behavioral Studies
Counselor Education (GR)
Full Name: Tom Dodson
Professor of Counseling
B.S., James Madison University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Thomas A. Dodson received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in counseling and counselor education. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) and holds national leadership responsibilities within the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Dr. Dodson is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions: the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), and the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). He is also a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Florida Counseling Association (FCA), and the Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA). His research interests include male school counselor experiences and 'green' career related issues and opportunities. Prior to his employment as a professor, Dr. Dodson worked for 12 years as a public school counselor in North Carolina. He also served as a therapeutic wilderness camp counselor, youth home counselor, and as a counselor in a psychiatric hospital's child/adolescent unit and adult dual diagnosis unit. Tom is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys volunteer service mission related activities in Latin America.