Shalini Mathew

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Shalini Mathew
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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Ph.D. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

M.Phil. Martin Luther Christian University

M.S. Mahatma Gandhi University

B.S. Mahatma Gandhi University




Dr. Shalini Mathew earned a doctor of philosophy degree in rehabilitation counseling and counselor education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (2019), a master of philosophy degree in school counseling from Martin Luther Christian University, India (2014), a master of science degree in health and behavior science from Mahatma Gandhi University, India (2004) and a bachelor of science degree in family and community science with minors in chemistry and zoology from Mahatma Gandhi University, India (2002).


She has three years of experience in higher education in the U.S. and 12 years of experience in private mental health setting and K-12 schools in India. She has experience in curriculum revision, program development, and accreditation (CACREP & SACSCOC). She also supervised practicum and internship students for three years while earning her doctorate.


Research Interests

Children with specific learning disabilities

Complementary and alternative therapies in counseling

Counselor wellness

Language and literacy development in children

Assessment and evaluation

Counseling immigrants and refugees

Experiences of international students

Cross-cultural counseling


Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Association of Counseling Education and Supervision (ACES)

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)


Personal Interests

Dr. Mathew likes to spend her free time cooking, being with her children, playing Scrabble, eating pizza, and working with immigrants and refugees.