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Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty

David Staten, M.A., Ph. D., CRC, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, Program Director of Rehabilitation Counseling Program.  B.S. South Carolina State University, M.A. South Carolina State University, Ph. D. University of Iowa.  Research interests include racial identity and persons with disabilities, ethnic minority participation in state - federal vocational rehabilitation agencies, and mentoring minorities with disabilities.


Cassandra Sligh-Conway, Ph.D., CRC, QMHP, QDDP, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling Program.  B.A. Newberry College, M.Ed. University of South Carolina, Medical School, Ph.D. University of Iowa.  Research interests include Black and White Graduate and Professional Students and Perceptions of Mentoring.


Bridget A. Hollis, M.A., Rh.D., CRC, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling Program
.  B.S. Albany State University, M.A. South Carolina State University, Rh.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Research interests include Multicultural issues and persons with disabilities, persons with learning disabilities, and Transition planning and employment outcomes.


Shirley Blanding-Madison, M.A., M.A., COMS/TS, Adjunct Professor of Orientation and Mobility
, B.A., South Carolina State College, M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, South Carolina State College, M.A. in Orientation and Mobility, Western Michigan University. Research interests include orientation & mobility, blind rehabilitation, and low vision.


Michelle L. Maultsby, Rh.D., CADC, CRC, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling Program
.  B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Rh.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Research interests include Life care planning, Substance abuse research, Multicultural issues in counseling, and Spirituality training in counseling programs.