- Graduate Counseling
- B.A., Bethany Nazarene University
- M.A., University of Alabama
- Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Donald, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP is professor of graduate counseling. While at Trevecca, he established the master's degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy and co-created the CACREP Accredited Ph.D. program in clinical counseling, teaching and supervision. He has authored 10 books on counseling related topics, practiced as a therapist in multiple clinical settings, supervised developing therapists in agency, academic, and licensure seeking settings and spoken extensively in national conferences. With a specialization in couple's work, Donald's doctorate is in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech and he is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor. Along with wife, Jan, who is also a therapist, he has worked extensively with intensive psychotherapy experiences for clergy couples in crisis. Being a strong proponent of therapist self-care, Donald is an active fisherman and states, "alternative passions do not complete with a therapist's professional life but actually compliment it--alternative passions are necessary to bring balance and prevent burnout."