Graduate Faculty

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

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

Professor of Counseling

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Dr. Shannon Hodges is an associate professor of counseling at Niagara University. He has over 20 years of 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. In addition, he has over 20 years of teaching experience, including teaching overseas and has authored numerous professional publications, including books, book chapters, journal articles and essays, such as 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 Career101 Careers in Counseling, and is co-author of the The College and University Counseling Manual: Integrating Essential Services Across the Campus. 

Dr. Hodges has also authored a mystery novel with a counselor as the protagonist (City of Shadows). He currently writes a monthly column for Counseling Today, the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) monthly magazine.

Dr. Hodges has been awarded both for his research and his teaching. He has also served on national committees, most notably the ACA Publications Committee and the ACA Ethics Review Task Force, along with serving on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling & DevelopmentJournal of Counseling and ValuesJournal of Mental Health Counseling, and the Journal of College Counseling. 

Dr. Hodges is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and several ACA affiliate divisions.

Dr. Hodges’ hobbies include running, cross-country skiing, and travel. He and his wife enjoy traveling to remote locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Central America.