Glacia Ethridge

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

Dr. Glacia Ethridge earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Counselor Education, specialization Rehabilitation Counseling in 2012. Her Bachelor of Science degree is in Psychology, and her Master of Arts degree is in Rehabilitation Counseling; both degrees were earned from South Carolina State University in 2002 and 2004, respectfully. Dr. Ethridge is a Contributing Faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate (LCAS-A), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP). She has more than 24 publications and has garnered more than $2 million in federal grant funds. She has served on both state and national boards. Her research interests are in the areas of social justice, disability, addictions, ex-offenders, transition youth with disabilities, and career barriers. Her work experience transcends across state, private, and non-profit sectors that span over 10 years. Dr. Ethridge is a member of several counseling organizations, such as the of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and its division, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). She is also a member of the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA). Dr. Ethridge currently serves as an Editorial Board/Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling and has served on the North Carolina State Rehabilitation Council representing Non-VR Rehabilitation Counselors. Throughout her career in higher education, she has received several awards. Such awards include the President’s Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns in 2016. In 2019, she received Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. Added to these, she was honored with the Education Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns in 2019. In 2023, she was selected for Who’s Who Among America


PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

MA, South Carolina State University

BS, South Carolina State University


Ethridge, G., Dowden, A. R. (2021). Credentialing, licensure, and career path to professions in human service.


Ethridge, G. (2023). A holistic approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning when working with diverse clients.