Committed to lifelong learning, professor brings passion and compassion to her work

Dr. Mary Pangle is a nationally certified counselor who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Liberty University Online’s graduate counseling program.

Dr. Mary N. Pangle holds a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services from Walden University, a M.S. in Community Counseling from Western Carolina University, a B.A. in Psychology from UNC Asheville, a Master’s Credential in Substance Abuse from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board, a License in Clinical Addictions Specialties from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board, a License in Professional Counseling from the North Carolina Credentialing Board, and is nationally certified in Counseling. Pangle has been in private counseling and consultation since 1997 and previously served as director for a women’s center for two years. She began teaching in 2000, while completing her Ph.D. program, and currently teaches with Liberty University, Regent University, Walden University and Brevard College.

“Teaching is my passion in life,” said Pangle. “I believe it to be my primary gift, with a secondary gift of encouragement.“

Pangle is also an Officer of the Court and serves as Guardian Ad Litem in Western North Carolina, where she resides. In this position, she advocates for neglected and abused children and adolescents who enter the court system.

Pangle is a founding member of Celebrate Recovery at her church and teaches other members of the leadership team. In addition, she facilitates weekly women’s groups and serves as a sponsor, mentor and accountability partner to young women who are beginning recovery. As a way of giving back, she offers her counseling services [pro bono] to women who are struggling with such issues as depression, sexual abuse, marital issues, eating disorders and substance abuse.

Pangle and her husband hike daily in nearby Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. She enjoys interacting with family and friends, and lives by the mantra, “Never stop learning.”

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