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Over the years, professor, administrator, and program director Carl Sheperis has built an impressive history of academic and professional achievement, as evidenced by his numerous awards and publications. The recipient of such honors as the American Counseling Association’s Counselor Education Advocacy Award, a Mississippi State University Research Award, the Herbert Handley Research Award, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Outstanding Counselor Education award, and multiple awards from the Mississippi Counseling Association, Carl Sheperis commands national and regional recognition for his scholarship.

Published in various textbooks, academic journals, and reference volumes, Carl Sheperis has contributed articles and entries to The Professional School Counselor’s Handbook; the Journal of Counseling & Development; The Clinical Supervisor; The Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, and Research; Assessment for Counselors; the ACA Encyclopedia; and elsewhere. A frequent speaker and presenter at professional conferences and workshops, as well, Carl Sheperis has appeared at such recent events as the American Counseling Association World Conference, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, the National Assessment Conference for the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education, and the National Head Start Conference. At present, he serves as Director of Behavioral Research, Assessment and Training Services, which collaborates with various Head Start programs across the United States and provides intervention training and assessment of children in Mississippi State.

With 20 years of relevant experience, Carl Sheperis earned his Master of Science in Education (Community Counseling) at Duquesne University and Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida College of Education. In the past, Carl Sheperis has taught in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Mississippi State University, serving as Associate Professor and Director of Counselor Education and School Psychology Clinic. Recently, Carl Sheperis spent two years as Director of Doctor Programs for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service. He lives and works in Florida.

Work experience

Jan 2000Present


Behavioral Research, Assessment, & Training Services LLC (Behavioral Services)

Behavioral Services provides a full spectrum of behavioral services (large group assessment, individual assessment, teacher training, parent training, individual intervention strategies, and classroom intervention strategies) to Head Start organizations. We currently serve over 4,000 children throughout MS and consult with Head Start organizations throughout the United States.


Director of Doctoral Programs

School of Counseling and Social Service, Walden University

Responsibilities included managing all functions of program operations; supervising faculty members; hiring and termination; development of curriculum; academic champion for program operations; advising doctoral students; directing and serving on dissertation committees; maintaining an active research agenda and professional service.


Jun 2001


University of Florida


Duquesne University


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


Behavioral Therapist
Skilled at behavioral assessment, mental health therapies.
A prolific author: three publications currently in press, 47 publications, multiple encyclopedic entries, several reviews, three books in progress, a video.