Dr. Craig Cashwell Appointed Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development

Posted on May 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Craig Cashwell has been appointed Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) for the UNCG School of Education. He will assume this new role on June 16, 2018. Dr. Cashwell joined the UNCG faculty in 2000 and also is a UNCG alumnus, earning both his master’s and Ph.D. at UNCG before serving as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Cashwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He focuses his scholarship on the competent and ethical integration of spirituality and religion into counseling. He has over 150 publications and has received numerous awards for teaching, research, service, and mentoring, including the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award and the Thomas J. Sweeney Award for Visionary Leadership and Advocacy from the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the inaugural Graduate School Outstanding Mentor Award from UNCG. Dr. Cashwell is an ACA Fellow, the highest award bestowed by ACA. He is a Past-Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and has served as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Governing Council Representative to ACA and President of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for the counseling profession. Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Counseling and Values: Spirituality, Ethics, and Religion in Counseling.

Dr. Cashwell received his B.A. in Psychology and Recreation Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Cashwell in his new role. We are confident that he will be highly collaborative and effective in working with CED and the broader UNCG community.