Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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Donald Anderson

Room: W.W. Stewart Hall, 246 
Rank: Assistant to Associate Professor 
Phone: 225-­771-­3953 
Fax: 225­-771-­2292 


Donald Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Leadership in the College of Education. He teaches a variety of graduate level counseling courses that include: Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling Theories of Vocational Development, Multicultural Counseling, Behavioral Science and the Law (Ethics), Group Dynamics, Personality and Developmental Dynamics, Practicum, and Internship. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He holds membership in The American Counseling Association (ACA), the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), Chi Sigma Iota, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Anderson is on the editorial board of the National Association of Student Affairs Professional Journal. He also serves on Region 6 Head Start Review Team and is the mental health consultant for East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Program. He has provided mental health consultations and made presentations at workshops and conferences in various parts of the country on topics such as child abuse, emotional development of children, substance abuse, family therapy, grief counseling and therapy, mental health issues in children and adolescents, at­risk populations, multicultural counseling, and vocational counseling and assessment. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Anderson has taught adolescent, child, and educational psychology and is currently a clinical supervisor of counselors  (Licenses Clinical Supervisor). Dr. Anderson has an undergraduate degree in Social Studies with a minor in mathematics. He received master's degrees from Southern University in (1) Administration and Supervision (M. Ed.), (2) Instructional Technology (Media) (M.A.Ed.), and (3) Counselor Education (M.Ed.). He attended Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and received a master's degree in Counseling and Human Services (M.S.) and a doctorate in Vocational Education in Counseling Psychology (Ed. D.). He received a grant to supplement services for pre­adjudicated youth with the E.B.R. Parish Juvenile Detention Center and the Early Childhood Higher Education Faculty Initiative Project. Current research includes vocational development for at­risk students, mental health issues relative to pre­school children and families, multicultural issues, and implementing technology in higher education. Dr. Anderson has attended instructional and technology workshops at Louisiana State University, Alcorn State University, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, Southern University, and Loyola University