Dr. Shengli Dong
Dr. Shengli Dong is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Counseling Services in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at FSU. His current research focuses on workplace and academic accommodations, transition issues to work and postsecondary education for youth with disabilities, mindfulness in counseling, multicultural counseling, and social justice issues.
Dr. Dong has published around 50 papers in various professional outlets such as Journal of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Career Transition and Development for Exceptional Individuals, Journal of College Student Development, and Mindfulness. In addition, he has conducted more than 60 professional presentations at international, national, state, and local levels. He, along with his colleagues from Northeastern University and FAMU, has been awarded a federal grant (2022 to 2024) from the National Institute of Health to foster wellbeing and prevent depression for immigrant youth through using mobile health application.
Dr. Dong typically teaches courses such as Psychosocial and Multicultural Aspects of Counseling, Internship, and Assessment in Counseling and Rehabilitation, Foundation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has been nominated as the FSU Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2004 and 2022.
Dr. Dong serves as editorial board members for several flagship journals in his research areas such as Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Journal of Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Furthermore, he serves on the Council on Diversity and Equity and Research Committee for the National Council of Rehabilitation Education. In addition, he is one of the founding members of Asian American Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Dong received the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award of 2020 from the National Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Dong earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education (focus on Rehabilitation Counseling) from University of Maryland College Park in 2011.