Shannon Hodges, PhD, LMHC, ACS, is professor and coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Niagara University. He has 20 years of counseling experience in community agencies, university counseling centers, and overseas. He is a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic, and has another 10 years of experience in supervising collegiate living groups. He has 25 years of experience in teaching school counselors, mental health counselors, and undergraduate psychology students. He has authored numerous professional publications, including books, book chapters, journal articles, and essays. He has also served on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling and Values, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and Journal of College Counseling. He has received awards both for his teaching and for his writing. Dr. Hodges is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and several ACA affiliate divisions. His book 101 Careers in Counseling is a popular text for counselors and those considering the counseling profession. His most recent mystery novel with a counselor as protagonist is The Lonely Void: A Bob Gifford Counselor Mystery. Shannon has taught and counseled overseas and made professional presentations on four continents and in numerous countries. When he is not teaching or writing, he enjoys reading, jogging, and traveling to remote areas of the globe. He and his wife, Shoshanna, live in historic Lewiston, New York.
Kimber Shelton, PhD, LP, is Coordinator of Diversity Programming at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice. Dr. Shelton has counseling experience from four university counseling centers and community organizations, where she worked with alcohol and other drug (AOD) mandated students, trauma, ethnic and sexual identity development, and student-athletes. Dr. Shelton regularly provides supervision to doctoral clinicians and is a practicum/intern instructor. She has more than 20 publications and presentations on multicultural counseling and diversity-related issues.
Michelle K. Lyn, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist who currently works as Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Tech University Counseling Center overseeing the clinical operation of the center. She also has a part-time practice in downtown Decatur, GA. Dr. Lyn has served as an executive board member for the Georgia Psychological Association on the Psychology of Women and Girls since May 2008 and currently serves as newsletter editor. Dr. Lyn's professional and clinical interests include diversity issues, women's issues, career and life span development, group therapy, depression and anxiety.