Shawna Corley

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

Dr. Shawna Corley graduated with her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently pursuing a second doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology at Walden University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a National Certified Counselor.

As an educator, she is student-centered , with a focus on a student’s strengths and allowing for opportunities to be challenged and grow.


PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio

MA, University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Service

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

Amy Freeman Lee Award, , 2011


Corley, S. (2020). A Phenomenological Investigation of Doctoral Students’ Gatekeeping Experiences.


Corley, S. (2022). Trauma Informed Care for Criminal Justice Professionals.