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Evangel University professor earns doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision

Published on Jan 20, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

Dr. Erica Daniels

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Erica Daniels, assistant professor of counseling, recently earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. Daniels teaches and provides supervision for students in EU’s graduate counseling programs.

For her dissertation, titled “School Counseling Site Supervision: A Grounded Theory Inquiry,” Daniels performed a qualitative study to develop a theoretical framework for understanding how school counseling site supervisors provide supervision to masters-level counseling students. The study documents how participants engage in providing supervision and how that supervision is impacted by lack of training and education.

“Adding to the limited pool of research on this subject will not only change how school counselors provide site supervision but also impact how educators support school counseling site supervisors,” Daniels said. “I am also hopeful this research will make a significant impact on the way we educate counseling students at Evangel.”

Daniels has over 15 years of professional experience as a high school counselor and has presented at conferences on the topics of mental health, self-care, supervision, and leadership in school counseling.

In addition to her Ph.D., Daniels holds a master’s degree in professional school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary.

Graduate Counseling Programs at Evangel

Evangel offers Master of Science degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling through its Humanities Department. Seated and fully online programs are available. Seated programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program.



 About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at