Dan Li is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education and a minor in Applied Statistics from the University of Iowa in 2018. Before she joined UNT, Li worked as an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at State University of New York at New Paltz. Li is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor in North Carolina.
Li is an interdisciplinary scholar who adopts a variety of research methods to study counseling and supervision related phenomena. Her current research agenda includes relational dynamics of clinical supervision using innovative, statistical methods; professional development of international counseling students and faculty; and online teaching and learning. These research endeavors led to multiple peer-reviewed publications, the 2020 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Research Grant Award, 2018 ACES Research Grant Award, and many conference presentations.
As a student-centered educator, Li is dedicated to building an inclusive, multiculturally sensitive, interactional, and thought-provoking learning environment. She assists students in tapping into their potential for selected areas of interest. Her teaching interests mainly lie in counseling research methodology, counseling theories, and school counseling. Li actively provides service to the counseling profession. She serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD), the flagship journal for the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Journal of International Students (JIS). She was also a regional facilitator (2017-2020) for the International Students and Faculty Interest Network (ISFIN) at ACES.