Dan Li

Assistant Professor
Dan Li

Counseling and Higher Education

Ph.D. 2018, The University of Iowa
Welch Street Complex 2 - 112


Dan Li is an assistant professor of counseling at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (and a minor in Applied Statistics) from the University of Iowa in 2018. Li is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor (K-12) in North Carolina.  

Li is an interdisciplinary scholar who adopts a variety of research methods to study counseling and supervision related phenomena, including quantitative (Markov chain analysis, sequential analysis, structural equation modeling, mediation analysis, moderation analysis, and hierarchical regression), qualitative (phenomenology, thematic analysis), and mixed methods (case study, content analysis). Li’s overarching research agenda centers on counselor training, and it covers three lines of inquiry: (a) relational dynamics of clinical supervision; (b) minoritized students and faculty in counseling; and (c) online/remote teaching and learning in counseling. These research endeavors led to many indexed, peer-reviewed publications, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Research Grant Award in both 2018 and 2020, respectively, and numerous conference presentations. 

As a student-centered educator, Li is dedicated to building an inclusive, multiculturally sensitive, interactional, and thought-provoking learning environment. At the doctoral level, she teaches Quantitative Research in Counseling; at the master’s level, she teaches Counseling Theories, School Counseling, and Career Development. Li also actively provides service to the counseling profession. She is currently serving on the editorial review board for the Journal of Counseling and Development (the flagship journal for the American Counseling Association), the ACES Teaching Practice Briefs, and the Journal of International Students.