Rhonda Paul

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

Dr. Rhonda Paul received a BA from Michigan State University in Social Science. She has a master's degree in Counseling from Atlanta University with an emphasis on women. After completing her master’s degree, she obtained a clinical license as a professional counselor so that she could have the flexibility of going into private practice. Her Ph.D. degree is in Counseling with a cognate in Psychology from Wayne State University. Previous employment experience includes over twenty years of professional and leadership experience within institutions of higher education serving as a certified career counselor, clinical practitioner, consultant, professor and academic administrator. More specifically, Dr. Paul has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at colleges and universities. She has served as chair of Counseling, Psychology and Human Services at a university. Her academic/research interests include Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Counseling, Community Mental Health, Career Development and accreditation standards for Counseling and related programs. Over the span of these years, Dr. Rhonda Paul has acquired many successes and honored by the recognition she has received in various publications such as Who’s Who in the Human Services Profession, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who among Women, and Who’s Who in America. Her successes include being appointed to important national leadership positions in the field of Counseling. She served as a member of the Professional Standards Committee and chair of the Professional Development Committee for the American Counseling Association. She has served as a former board member of the National Career Development Association. Additionally, Dr. Paul completed a 5 year term on the Board of Directors of the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Dr. Paul currently serves as a contributing faculty member for Walden University.


BA, Michigan State University

Master's, Atlanta University

PhD, Wayne State University