TREASURER (2024-25)

Melissa (Missy) Wheeler, PhD, NCC, ACS

Melissa (Missy) Wheeler, PhD, NCC, ACS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Sacred Heart University where she teaches future clinical mental health counselors remotely. Her experience includes work in college career development centers, student success counseling, college student affairs, and academic advising.

Missy has been an active member of NCDA, serving as a past co-chair of the Research Committee and as a member of the Leadership Academy Development Committee.  She has also been a member of the Committee on Diversity Initiatives & Cultural Inclusion where she supported the online resources subcommittee and the multicultural competencies revision task force.  Missy participated in both the NCDA Leadership Academy and the Counselor Educator Academy. She was also recognized with the NCDA Graduate Student Research Award in 2013.  She is a Past- President of the Virginia Career Development Association.

Missy earned her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University and her Doctoral degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.



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