Colette Dollarhide

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Chair Titles, Department of Educational Studies
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Assistant Chair of Ed Studies, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Counselor Education

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Colette T. Dollarhide, Ed.D., NCC, ASC, LPC-S, is program chair and professor of counselor education, serving as a counselor educator since 1994 and a counselor since 1988. Her experiences include serving as a dean of education for a business college, a college counselor, a career counselor and administrator, and a consultant for school counseling. She has been involved with schools as a volunteer and consultant in five states since 1995, and has authored two textbooks and numerous professional studies on social justice, school counseling, leadership, and pedagogy. Her primary teaching assignments at the master’s level include multicultural and social justice counseling, school counseling, supervision, and theories of counseling. At the doctoral level, her primary teaching assignments include pedagogy and professional identity. She also serves the profession in national and state associations of CSJ, AHC, ASCA, OCSJ, OACES, and OSCA.


  • EdD, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Counselor Education (CACREP program), University of Nevada, Reno, 1994
  • MA, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Dual Track: College Student Development and Career Counseling, University of Nevada, Reno, May 1988
  • BA, Political Science, California State University, Fullerton, 1980

Research Interests

Research Summary

  • Social justice supervision
  • Affective taxonomy in counselor education
  • Leadership in school counseling
  • Professional identity development of counselors
  • School counseling
  • Social justice identity development

Selected Grants

  • MOU, Encore High School, Reynoldsburg
  • MOU, Independence High School, Columbus
  • MOU, Metro High School, Columbus
  • AT&T School Success Special Grants Program: Student Success Centers. ($413,757; four-year project), 2008-2012. 

Selected Publications

  • Middleton, T. J., *Arjune, B., *Peebles, E. III, *Hughes, D., & Dollarhide, C. T. (2022). Optimal Theory and educational realities for African Americans: Suggestions for humanistic counselors working K-16. Journal of Humanistic Counseling,
  • Oehrtman, JP & Dollarhide, C. T. (2022). Social justice, social capital, and micropolitics: Improving social justice through school counselor-administrator collaboration. Professional School Counseling.
  • *Messerschmitt-Coen, S., *Garcia, G., Dollarhide, C. T., & Drew, Dr. (2022).  A pilot study on counselor trainees’ social justice identity development and effective pedagogy in a multicultural counseling course.  Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 4 (1), Article 7. Available at
  • Dogan, S., & Dollarhide, C.T. (2021).  Counselling immigrants: An exploratory study of school counsellors’ experiences.  International Journal of Primary, Elementary, and Early Years Education.
  • Dogan, S. & Dollarhide, C.T. & Julian, D. (2021).  School counselors and school-community partnerships: Perceptions from school counselors.  Journal of School Counseling, online.
  • Oehrtman, J. & Dollarhide, C. T. (2021).  Advocacy without adversity: Developing an understanding of micropolitical theory to promote a comprehensive school counseling program.  Professional School Counseling, 25, 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2156759X211006623
  • Dollarhide, C. T., *Hale, S. C. & Stone-Sabali, S. (2021).  Social justice supervision: A metamodel.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 99, 104-113. DOI: 10.1002/jcad.12358
  • Zyromski, B., *Baker, E., Betters-Bubon, J., Dollarhide, C. T.., & *Antonides, J. (2020).  Adverse childhood experiences: A 20-year content analysis of ACA -and-ASCA journals.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 98, 351-362.
  • Dollarhide, C. T., **Rogols, J. T., *Garcia, G., **Ismail B. I., **Langenfeld, M., *Walker, T., L., **George, K., **McCord, L., & *Aras, Y.  (2020).  Professional development in social justice: Analysis of ACA conference programming.  Journal of Counseling & Development, 98, 41-52. DOI: 10.1002/jcad.12298
  • Mayes, R. D, Dollarhide, C. T., & Young, A. A. (2018).  “You can't just say it, you have to have proof”: School counselors in school turnaround.  Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership, 4(1), Article 3Retrieved from
  • Zyromski, B., Dollarhide, C. T., *Aras, Y., *Geiger, S., *Oehrtman, JP., & **Clarke, H. (2018).  Beyond complex trauma: Existential view of adverse childhood experiences.  Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 57. 156-172. DOI: 10.1002/johc.12080
  • Gibson, D., Dollarhide, C. T., Moss, J., *Aras, Y., & *Mitchell, T. (2018).  Examining leadership with American Counseling Association presidents:  A grounded theory of leadership identity development.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 96. 361-371. Doi: 10.1002/jcad.12219
  • Gibson, D., Dollarhide, C.T., Conley, A. H., & Lowe, C. M. (2018).  The construction and validation of the School Counseling Transformational Leadership Inventory. The Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy.
  • Dollarhide, C. T., Mayes, R. M., *Dogan, S., *Aras, Y., *Edwards, K. E., *Oehrtman, J. P., & *Clevenger, A. (2018).   Social justice and resilience for African American male counselor educators: A phenomenological study.  Counselor Education and Supervision, 57.  2-17.  DOI: 10.1002/ceas.12090
  • *Andzik, N., Doneski-Nicol, J. & Dollarhide, C. T. (2017). AAC services in schools: A special educators' perspective.  International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 1-9.   DOI 10.1080/20473869.2017.1368909
  • Dollarhide, C. T., *Clevenger, A., *Dogan, S., & *Edwards, K. (2016). Social justice identity: A phenomenological study.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 56(6) 624–645.  doi: 10.1177/0022167816653639
  • *Mayes, R. D., Dollarhide, C.T., *Marshall, B.T., & *Rae, A. M. (2016). Affective and developmental transitions: Qualitative themes in multicultural counseling journals. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 33(1), 2-16.  doi:10.1108/IJILT-10-2015-0031
  • Young, A., Dollarhide, C. T., & *Baughman, A. (2015).   The voices of school counselors: Essential characteristics of school counselor leaders.  Professional School Counseling, 19(1), 36-45.
  • Gibson, D. M., Dollarhide, C. T., & Leach, D., & Moss, J. (2015).  Professional identity development of tenured and tenure-track counselor educators.  Journal of Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling, 2(2), 113-130.  doi: 10.1080/2326716X.2015.1042095 Cited as one of four most-read articles of 2016 in the JCLA
  • *Cooper, J., Dollarhide, C. T., Radliffe, K., & *Gibbs, T. (2014).  No lone wolf: A multidisciplinary approach to creating safe schools for LGBTQ youth through the development of allies.  Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Special Issue, 8(4), 344-360.  doi: 10.1080/15538605.2014.960128
  • Dollarhide, C. T., *Bowen, N., *Baker, C., *Kassoy, F., *Mayes, R., & *Baughman, A. (2014).  Exploring the work experiences of school counselors of color.  Professional School Counseling, 17, 52-62.
  • Dollarhide, C. T. & Oliver, K. (2014).  Humanistic professional identity: The trans-theoretical tie that binds.  Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 203-217Leadership: 60%; Contribution to Manuscript: 50%  Fifth most downloaded article from Wiley Online Library, 2014
  • Moss, J., Gibson, D. M., & Dollarhide, C. T. (2014).  Professional identity development: A grounded theory of transformational tasks of counselors.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 92, 3-12.
  • Dollarhide, C. T., Gibson, D. M., & Moss, J. (2013).  Professional identity development of counselor education doctoral students.  Counselor Education and Supervision, 52, 137-150.   doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00034.x      One of ten most read CES articles from 2013
  • Dollarhide, C. T. (2013).  Using a values-based taxonomy in counselor education. Counseling and Values 58(2), 221-236. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2013.00035.x
  • Dollarhide, C. T., *Adams, M. C., *Baker, C. A., *Dagg, D.R., & *Taylor, D. T. (2012).  Conditions that create therapeutic connection: A phenomenological study.  Counseling and Values, 57, 147-161.
  • Gibson, D. M., Dollarhide, C. T., & Moss, J. (2010).  Professional identity development: A grounded theory of transformational tasks of new counselors.  Counselor Education and Supervision, 50, 21-38.  *ACES OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD WINNER

Selected Presentations

  • American Counseling Association / British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy / Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, October 2019, Belfast, NI “Let the Voices Be Heard: A Social Justice Conference”
    • Where Supervisor Sees Supervisee: Culturally Responsive Social Justice Supervision (Dollarhide)
    • Integrating a Social Justice Identity into a Counselor’s Professional Identity (Garcia & Dollarhide)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, May 2016, Brighton, UK
    • Professional Identity Research: A Methodological Workshop (Dollarhide, Granello, & Granello)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, May 2015, Nottingham, UK
    • Qualitative Research in Counselling Issues (Dollarhide)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, May 2014, London, UK
    • Transformational Tasks and the Role of Professional Relationships:  A Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Professional Identity Development (Gibson, Conley, & Dollarhide)
  • American Counseling Association International Conference, Spring 2019, New Orleans, LA
    • Developing Social Justice Competencies in Pedagogy and Research in Counselor Education (Garcia, Coen, Drew, & Dollarhide)
    • Class Privilege in Training Programs (Miller, Dollarhide, et al)
  • Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, Spring 2019, Columbus, OH
    • Grounded Theory, Phenomenological, and Qualitative Content Analysis Compared (Dollarhide)
    • The Use of Theory in School Counseling (Lemberger-Truelove & Dollarhide)
  • Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, Spring 2018; New York, NY
    • Understanding Qualitative Research Methodologies: Grounded Theory vs. Phenomenological (Dollarhide)
    • Moving Toward Evidence-Based Programming for Social Justice: Making Schools Accessible and Equitable for All Youth (Dollarhide & Kassoy)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Fall 2017; Chicago, IL
    • Grounded Theory: The Art of the Data (Gibson & Dollarhide)
    • Social Justice and Servant Leadership: The Future of Multicultural Counseling? (Dollarhide, *Oehrtman, & *Potter)
  • Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, March 2017, San Diego, CA
    • Creating a RAMP-worthy School Counseling Program: Getting Data Anxiety out of Your Way (Dollarhide & *Geiger)
  • Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, March 2016, Athens, GA
    • Promoting School Safety through a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (*Oehrtman, Dollarhide, *Dogan & *Aras)
    • School Counselors and Community Collaborations: Practice and Training Considerations (Dollarhide & *Dogan)
  • Innovations in School Counselor Preparation Conference, March 2016, Athens, GA
    • Theories of School Counseling: Innovations in thinking (Dollarhide and panel)
    • Preparing Empowered School Counselors: Post-Modern Pedagogy for a Post-Modern World (*Oehrtman, Dollarhide, & *Gorby)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Fall 2015; Philadelphia, PA
    • Emancipatory Communitarianism: Extending Postmodern Philosophy into Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Practice (Dollarhide & *Gorby)
    • Professional Identity Development of Counselor Educators (Gibson & Dollarhide)
    • School Counselors in Turnaround Schools: Case Studies (Mayes, Dollarhide, & Young)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Fall 2013; Denver, CO
    • Using Cognitive and Affective Taxonomies to Affirm Diverse Learning Styles (Dollarhide & Granello)
    • Affirming Diversity & Promoting Unity for Racially Diverse School Counselors: A Call to Allies (*Baker, Dollarhide, *Bowen, *Mayes, *Baughman, & *Kassoy)
    • Professional Identity Development in the Counseling Profession: Similar & Diverse Perspectives (Gibson, Dollarhide, Leach, Calley, Goodrich, Hawley, & Luke)