Rhonda Neswald PotterEducation

PhD, University of New Mexico; MA, Northwestern State University; BA, The Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University

Research Interests

Expressive arts in counseling and counseling supervision; counselor wellness; spiritual concerns in counseling and counselor education; LGBT issues in counseling; practitioner research, action research, and other qualitative research designs


Dr. Neswald-Potter joined Walden University in 2006 as a contributing faculty member and moved to a core position in 2009. She has also served as a program coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and as a co-advisor for the Walden Chi Sigma Iota chapter. Dr. Neswald-Potter has also taught at the University of New Mexico in the master’s- and doctoral-level counseling and counselor education programs, as well as in the family sciences program. She is a former state counseling association president and has published and presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Neswald-Potter is a recipient of the 2010 Walden University Extraordinary Faculty Award and the 2003 New Mexico Counseling Association George Keppler Award for an Outstanding Counselor. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neswald-Potter is the owner and CEO of a large outpatient mental health counseling practice in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area.