Dr. Sylvia Nassar

Dr. Sylvia Nassar

Sylvia Nassar is currently a Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994. She has served in a variety of clinical mental health, school, and college settings over the past 30 years. Her scholarship spans multicultural, gender, and career development issues, with a special focus on Arab American acculturation and ethnic identity development. She has published nearly 100 books, refereed articles, and other instructional materials and delivered countless presentations.

Social justice and advocacy themes underpin Dr. Nassar’s expertise. Through her teaching, scholarship, and service, she promotes advocacy and social justice at both micro (i.e., individual) and macro (i.e., community and policy) levels. She has served as board member for the Census Information Center Advisory Board to the Arab American Institute, the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Most recently, she served on the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s (AMCD) Multicultural Counseling Competencies Revision Committee and the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs’ (CACREP) 2016 Standards Revision Committee, and co-developed the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies endorsed by the American Counseling Association and the AMCD in 2015. Dr. Nassar is currently serving as co-Editor with Dr. Anneliese Singh for a Journal of Counseling & Development Special Issue on applications of the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competency Model.