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Kelley McNichols

Assistant Professor of Counseling


Dr. Kelley McNichols earned an undergraduate degree in criminology and pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree in education with a concentration in community counseling from Duquesne University and a Ph.D. degree in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University.

Dr. McNichols is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

She is an assistant professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at Waynesburg University. She is passionate about social justice and advocacy, especially among marginalized populations. While working from a trauma-informed lens, her clinical and research interests include substance use disorders, co-occurring conditions and clinical supervision.


PhD Duquesne University; MSEd Duquesne University; BA Indiana University of PA.