Dr. Dana Matthews

Dr. Dana Matthews

Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction
Office: Chima 104
Phone: 330-972-8403
Email: dym2@uakron.edu
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Dr. Dana Matthews is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the School Counseling program. Her primary areas of research include spirituality, grief and loss, and adolescents. As an educator, Dr. Matthews taught middle and high school Spanish. She also served as a middle school counselor working with students, parents, and teachers as well as administrators. Dr. Matthews was instrumental in co-planning, developing, and starting a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as an Assistant Principal. As a professional counselor, Dr. Matthews worked as a professional clinical counselor in community mental health on child/adolescent treatment teams and in private practice. Dr. Matthews is currently a licensed school counselor, a supervising professional clinical counselor, and a national certified counselor. Dr. Matthews earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Education from Clark Atlanta University and her Master of Arts in Education degree in School Counseling from the University of Akron. Dr. Matthews also earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in Consultation from Walden University.


Ph.D., Walden University, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2016

M.A., The University of Akron, Secondary School Counseling, 2002

B.A., Clark Atlanta University, Spanish Education, 1996


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisor Designation, Ohio

National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors

Professional Pupil Service License-School Counseling, Ohio