Shannan Shiderly, PhD
Dr. Shannan Shiderly is a Professor of Counseling at Liberty University in the School of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to joining the team at Liberty, she served for eight- and one-half years as a core faculty member and School Counseling Program Coordinator of a CACREP-accredited counseling program at a small private Christian college in Pennsylvania. For seven of those years, she served as the Program Director, overseeing the academic functions and the day-to-day operations of three CACREP-accredited tracks. Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Shiderly spent nearly 14 years in the public school system as a Secondary School Counselor where she assisted many students with their academic, career, and social emotional goals. Her professional experience outside of schools includes employment as a master’s level family-based therapist, a crisis intervention specialist, and a children’s domestic violence counselor. Dr. Shiderly is active in various associations related to the school counseling profession including the American School Counselor Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association, the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Dr. Shiderly has presented at several international, national, regional, and local conferences and workshops on topics such as school counselor training and supervision, CACREP re-accreditation, virtual learning fatigue, trauma-informed care, conflict resolution, and various issues pertaining to pre-K to 12 education.