Daya Singh Sandhu

Daya Sandhu

Educational & Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel (ECPY)
Room 316 - College of Education & Human Development
daya.sandhu at

Dr. Sandhu's Curriculum Vitae

  • A special interest in school and multicultural counseling
  • More than twenty years of experience in public schools as a guidance counselor, testing coordinator, and English teacher
  • Proven record of strong teaching and counseling skills
  • Expert in cross-cultural counseling, Neuro-linguistic Programming, and assessment techniques of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Professional experience in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for 15 years
  • Special interest in addictive behaviors
  • Skilled and experienced writer, researcher, and public speaker
  • Well-versed in various therapeutic modalities in both theoretical orientations and practical application
  • An experienced presenter and workshop trainer
  • Highly innovative, hard-working, results-oriented, sincere, compassionate, and possesses leadership qualities
  • Administrative experience as Chair of the Educational and Counseling Psychology Department at the University level in addition to experiences as high school principal and Director of Intensive Residential Guidance Program

Educational Background

  • EdD Counselor Education, Mississippi State University
  • Specialist University of Mississippi, 1979
  • (English) Oxford, Mississippi 38677
  • M.Ed. Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38732
  • M.A. (English) Punjab University Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  • Bachelor of Government Training College Jalandhar, Punjab University, India
  • Teaching (B.T.)
  • B.A. Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar, Punjab University, India
  • Faculty of Science Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar, Punjab University, India

Teaching Areas

  • School counseling
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Spirituality
  • Career counseling

Research Interests

  • School counseling
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Neurolinguistic programming
  • Spirituality

Professional Activities

  • Founding Executive Director: Association of Mental Health Counselors (India)
  • National President: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Served on seven different editorial boards, including Journal of Counseling and Development, the premier journal of the American Counseling Association
  • Serving on the CACREP Executive Board of Directors from 1996 to 2001
  • Chair, Research and Knowledge Committee of the American Counseling Association 2000 - 2003
  • Co-Chair, International Committee, American Counseling Association 2005-2006

Honors & Awards

  • Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, 2013
  • Ambassador: Kentucky Mental Health Counseling, 2013
  • Fellow: American Counseling Association, 2012
  • Diplomate: American Mental Health Counselors Association, 2012
  • Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, 2009-2010
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2004-2009
  • 2005 Fulbright Senior Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Adult Development and Aging
  • American Association for Counseling & Development
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Association for Humanistic Education & Development
  • American Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American School Counselor Association
  • International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors Phi Delta Kappa
  • Society for Accelerative Learning & Teaching
  • World Council for Curriculum Instruction