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

MA, Atlanta University

PhD, Wayne State University

Public Service

Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation of Detroit, Board Member - Detroit

Legal Aid & Defender Association, Board Member - Detroit

Detroit-Workforce Development Board, Board of Directors - Detoit

Human Rights Commission, Other - Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Community District Transition Team, Committee Member - Detroit

Governor Granholm's Transition Committee- Detroit Public Schools, Committee Member - Detroit

Mayor Mike Duggan's Re-Election "Quality of Life" Transition Committee, Committee Member - Detroit

N. A. A. C. P., Other - Detroit

Awards / Honors

Distinguished Service Award, Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), 2014

Professional Achievement Award, Wayne State University, 1999

Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Education, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), 2005

Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals 3rd Edition, , 1993

Who's Who in the Midwest 25th Edition, , 1996

Who's Who of America 53rd Edition, , 1999

Who's Who of American Women, , 1996


Paul, R. (2002). Barbara: The Case of the Uneasy Lawyer, .


Paul, R. (2008). Clinical Coaching: An Innovative Model for Teaching a Mental Health Counseling Course Using a Multicultural Approach.

Paul, R. (1998). Cultural Diversity and Career Development: Counseling Challenges for the 21st Century.

Paul, R. (2001). Cultural Diversity and Career Development: Issues and Challenges for Counseling Professionals.

Paul, R. (1997). Multicultural Counseling: Current Challenges for the 21st Century.

Paul, R. (1999). The Effects of Culture on the Career Choices of African American Students.

Paul, R. (2002). Urban Counseling Competencies and Standards: A Call to Action!.