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. She received her master’s in Professional School Counseling from Appalachian State University in 2014. 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 more than 20 indexed, peer-reviewed publications, the 2022 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award (which honors a significant publishing effort by an Association for Counselor Education and Supervision [ACES] member focusing on the education and supervision of counselors within the last 2 years), the 2020 ACES Research Grant Award, the 2018 ACES Research Grant Award, the 2021 UNT College of Education Junior Faculty Research Award, and the 2021 UNT Faculty Summer Grant.

As a student-centered educator, Li is dedicated to building a culturally sensitive, inclusive, interactional, and thought-provoking learning environment. At the doctoral level, she teaches Quantitative Research in Counseling; at the master’s level, she teaches School Counseling, Counseling Theories, and Career Counseling. Li also actively provides service to the counseling profession. She serves 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.