Core Faculty

Core Faculty

Dr. Sheila Witherspoon

Dr. Sheila Witherspoon,’87, ‘98 is the Academic Program Coordinator, Fieldwork Coordinator, and Associate Professor in Counselor Education at South Carolina State University.  Dr. Witherspoon received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of South Carolina; and her Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degree from South Carolina State University.

She is currently a student at Wilmington University obtaining a graduate certificate in E-Learning Design and Technology. The qualitative researcher studies distance education at historically black colleges and universities, especially in Counselor Education and Online Teaching and Learning, Virtual School Counseling Access, Equity, and School Exclusion, and Culturally Responsive Learning Experience Design. She gives back to her community by participating in counseling, distance education, and civic organizations such as the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Palmetto State School Counseling Association (South Carolina) South Carolina Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Black Doctoral Network, Online Learning Consortium – HBCU Affordable Learning, New Brunswick Education Foundation (New Jersey) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Antoinette C. Hollis

Antoinette C. Hollis, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, ‘00 is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at South Carolina State University in the Department of Human Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor and received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Sarasota, FL, M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from South Carolina State University, and a B.S in Psychology from Florida A & M University.

Dr. Hollis has 11 years of experience working in private rehabilitation counseling with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Hollis professional experience in the field working with persons with disabilities has provided her an opportunity to conduct research presentations, book reviews, and articles in disability awareness and mental health.

She has served on the editorial board for the American Psychotherapy Association, a peer-reviewed journal. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association professional organizations that help shape her counseling identity.

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