UGA counseling professor Anneliese Singh receives national award

UGA counseling professor Anneliese Singh receives national award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia counseling professor Anneliese Singh will receive the 2008 ‘Ohana Award from the Counselors for Social Justice for her work in affirming diversity and social justice.

Singh, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, is the third faculty member in her department to win the national award in the past four years. Deryl Bailey, an associate professor and Pamela O. Paisley, professor and head of the school counseling program, both have previously received the award.

Singh researches multicultural counseling and social justice; qualitative methodology with historically marginalized groups; advocacy to end child sexual abuse in South Asian communities; feminist theory and practice; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender counseling; Asian-American counseling and psychology issues; and empowerment interventions with trauma survivors.

In 2007, she received the Ramesh and Vijaya Bakshi Community Change Award for her outstanding leadership and social activism in metro Atlanta’s South Asian community. Singh joined the UGA faculty in 2007. She earned her Ph.D. from Georgia State University.