Graduate Faculty

Shannon J. Hodges, Ph.D., LMHC, ACS

Shannon J. Hodges, Ph.D., LMHC, ACS

Professor of Counseling and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

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Shannon Hodges is a Professor of Counseling and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Niagara University. He has over 20 years’ experience counseling in community agencies, university counseling centers, and in residential living communities. He is a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic. Shannon has 25 years teaching experience, including overseas and has authored numerous professional publications, including books, book chapters, journal articles and essays, including The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual: A Resource for Graduate Counseling Students (a Best Seller), A Job Search Manual for Counselors and Counselor Educators: How to Navigate and Promote Your Counseling Career, 101 Careers in Counseling, and is co-author of the The College and University Counseling Manual: Integrating Essential Services Across the Campus. He has also authored a mystery novel with a counselor as the protagonist (The Lonely Void). For three years he authored a monthly column for Counseling Today, the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) monthly magazine. Shannon has been awarded both for his research and his teaching and has also served on national committees, most notably The ACA Publications Committee and the ACA Ethics Revision Task Force along with serving on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of Counseling and Values, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Journal of College Counseling and the Journal of Professional Counseling. Shannon is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and several ACA affiliate divisions. He has volunteered his counseling, training and consulting expertise in the Australian Outback, South Africa, Indonesia, and in Central America. Shannon’s hobbies include running, cross-country skiing, and travel. He and his wife enjoy traveling to remote locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Central America.