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Danica G. Hays, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean / Professor
Department(s): Education
Office: CEB 301D
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3943
Email: danica.hays@unlv.edu


Danica G. Hays earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, with an emphasis in multicultural research, from Georgia State University. She has published approximately 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters in her areas of research expertise. She is co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings (1/e, Guilford Press), Developing Multicultural Counseling Competency: A Systems Approach (2/e, Pearson), and A Counselor's Guide to Career Assessment Instruments (6/e, National Career Development Association). In addition, she is associate and content editor of the American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling (1/e, ACA), co-author of Mastering the NCE and CPCE (2/e, Pearson), and author of Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to Psychological Assessment Procedures (5/e, ACA). She has extensive leadership history in the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), including serving as AARC President, ACES journal editor for Counselor Education and Supervision, and President of an ACES region. The American Counseling Association has recognized her nationally for her research and advocacy as a counselor educator.

Research Expertise

Research methodology/design and program evaluation, domestic violence prevention, assessment & diagnosis, multicultural & social justice issues in community mental health & counselor prep., clinical supervision, and counselor competency training