DeAnna Wilson

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

DeAnna (Henderson) Wilson, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Previously, Dr. Henderson served as the Chief Operations Officer of The Neighborhood House, Inc., Director of the Residential Treatment Center at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, as an Associate, tenured Professor at Alabama State University and most recently she served as Dean for the College of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Education at Wilberforce University. Dr. Henderson’s research interests include multicultural issues related to counseling and the academy, mentoring, mentorship of women, self-care and wellness, and ethical leadership. Dr. Henderson is a Past President for the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) 2020 and a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the National Association for Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Dr. Henderson has co-authored four book chapters, Finding a Field Site, Embracing Cultural Sensitivity from a Social Justice Perspective, Psychosocial Aspects of Disability Case Studies and Worker Disability Benefits Programs and written several articles in the area of rehabilitation counseling. Dr. Wilson currently serves as the Academic Coordinator for Residency and Pre-Practicum at Walden University.


PhD, Ohio University

MA, The Ohio State University

Public Service

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Board Member -

National Rehabilitation Association, Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Joyce Keener Meritorious Award, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2016


Wilson, D. L., , V. (2017). Mentoring Students with Disabilities in Clinical Education: A Collaborative Model Approach.. The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity


Wilson, D. L. (2018). R.E.A.L. Leaders.