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Danica Hays

  • Danica Hays
  • Associate Professor & Chair
  • Counseling & Human Services
  • 110 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3326
  • dhays@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • Dr. Hays is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Department Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She has served on the CHS Faculty since July 2006.
  • Education

    Virginia,
    Degree: Licensed Professional Counselor
    NCC# 76466,
    Degree: National Certified Counselor
    Georgia State University, 2005
    Major: Counselor Education and Practice
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Georgia State University, 2002
    Major: Professional Counseling
    Degree: M.S.
    Kennesaw State University, 1998
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Research methodology, domestic violence intervention, multicultural and social advocacy concerns in community mental health and counselor preparation, assessment and diagnosis
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Licensed Professional Counselor
    National Certified Counselor
  • Expertise

    Counseling
    Research, Assessment, Domestic Violence, Multicultural
  • DCOE Publications Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2009: ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, American Counseling Association
  • 2009: SCHEV Rising Star Faculty Award (semi-finalist), State Council of Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2008: AACE President's Special Merit Award , Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education
  • 2008: ACA Research Award, American Counseling Association
  • 2008: SACES Pre-Tenure Counselor Educator Award , Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • 2007: MECD/AACE Research Award, Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education
  • 2006: AACE President’s Special Merit Award, Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education
  • 2006: JoAnna White Founder’s Award, Georgia State University
  • 2005: ACA Ethics Case Study Competition, American Counseling Association
  • 2005: ACES Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award , Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • 2005: Chet Harris Scholarship, Georgia State University
  • 2005: Chi Epsilon Outstanding Research Award, Georgia State University
  • 2005: Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Student Award, Chi Sigma Iota International
  • 2005: Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award, American Counseling Association
  • 2005: Pope Scholarship Recipient , Rosalyn Carter Institute for Human Development
  • 2004: Chi Epsilon Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Georgia State University
  • 2004: Chi Sigma Iota Fellow, Chi Sigma Iota International
  • 2004: Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Georgia State University
  • 2004: Pope Fellowship Recipient, Rosalyn Carter Institute for Human Development
  • 2003: Chi Epsilon Outstanding Reserach Award, Georgia State University
  • 1996: Dean's List, Kennesaw State University
  • 1995: Louisiana Honors Scholarship Recipient, Louisiana State University
  • 1995: University of Louisiana Tuition Fee Exemption Recipient, University of Louisiana
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    MSEd Counseling Program- New College Institute Extension
    Sponsoring Organization: New College Institute
    Date: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hays, D.
    Community Based Counseling Center in Partnership with the Norfolk Community
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Community Services Board
    Date: July 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Hays, D.
    Eastern Shore Community Services Board I
    Sponsoring Organization: ESCSB
    Date: May 30, 2011 - August 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Hays, D.
    Eastern Shore Community Services Board II
    Sponsoring Organization: ESCSB
    Date: September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Hays, D.
    Community Based Counseling Center in Partnership with NCSB
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Community Services Board
    Date: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Hays, D.; Remley Jr., T. P.