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Dr. David Staten
Dr. David Staten

Academic AffairsAssociate ProvostKo W.G Donma Administration Building, Suite 207 803-516-4698

David Staten

Dr. David Staten is associate provost for academic affairs at South Carolina State University.

Staten also is a professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at SC State.  His primary area of research includes the racial identity development of minorities with disabilities, the health orientations of African American college students, and health disparities of minorities with disabilities.


  • Bachelor of Science in criminal justice in 1992 from SC State.
  • Master of Arts in rehabilitation in 1994 from SC State.
  • Ph.D. in rehabilitation counselor education from the University of Iowa.


Staten has been employed by SC State as a rehabilitation counselor educator since 2001. He has over 18 years of administrative experience as the program director of the rehabilitation counseling program and several years of experience serving as department chair.

He has successfully managed over $20 million of external grant funds from such agencies as the Rehabilitation Services Administration; the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research; and the US Department of Education.

Staten was the first African American man to serve as the president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. He has also served as the president of the Orangeburg Morning Rotary Club.

He also has mentored a number of students who have gone on to have successful careers in rehabilitation counseling and higher education. Staten has extensive knowledge and experience in the area program and regional accreditations.