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Dan Li

Associate Professor

Dan Li, Ph.D., NCC, LSC-NC (K-12)

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-8001

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 445

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104




  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation and Counselor Education (Major), Applied Statistics (Minor), University of Iowa, 2018
  • M.A., Professional School Counseling, Appalachian State University, 2014
  • M.A., Linguistics, Hunan University of Technology, 2012
  • B.A., English, Nanjing University of Information, Science, & Technology, 2009


Dr. Dan Li is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor (K-12) in North Carolina. Dr. Li earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, with a minor in Applied Statistics, from the University of Iowa in 2018. Before joining the Hudson College of Public Health at OUHSC, she served as an Assistant Professor of Counseling at both the University of North Texas (UNT) and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Dr. Li is dedicated to integrating mental health with public health and promoting total health through counseling and education. Her overarching research agenda is focused on preparing culturally competent, responsive, and adaptive mental health and school counselors. She aims to promote the overall health and well-being of individuals across their lifespans, with a particular emphasis on children, while also working to reduce mental health disparities in marginalized communities.  

As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Li employs a wide variety of research methodologies to address her scholarly inquiries, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Her efforts have resulted in significant contributions, including authoring over 25 peer-reviewed publications (leading 15 as the first or sole author), two ongoing federal grants as a Co-PI (totaling more than $5.6 million), two professional grants (sole PI), one internal grant (sole PI), and 14 awards and fellowship. Her work has been recognized by prestigious honors, such as the 2022 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award (a national award presented to one awardee per year), and the 2021 UNT College of Education Junior Faculty Research Award (also one per year). Dr. Li also dedicates herself to national service by providing scholarly assessments through respected publication outlets. For instance, since 2019, she has been selected to serve on the editorial review board for the Journal of Counseling & Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.



  1. Li, D. (in press). Social presence as a mediator between online interaction and satisfaction: A structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Educators Online. 
  2. Li, D., Liu, Y., & Werts, R. C. (in press). Counselor trainees’ lived experiences of online learning during COVID-19. Journal of Educators Online. 
  3. Lindo, N. A., Li, D., Molina, C. E., Branch, M., Conner, C., Robinson, H., & Werts, R. (2023). Graduate students’ perceptions of the career construction interview. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 1-14. 
  4. Lindo, N. A., Molina, C. E., Li, D., Line, A., Amundson, J., Opondo, H., & Werts, R. (2023). Career construction with high school girls: An expressive arts group intervention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 9(3). 
  5. Li, D., & Liu, Y. (2023). Professional identity development of international counseling doctoral students: A hybrid approach of deductive and inductive thematic analysis. Counselor Education and Supervision, 62(3).
  6. Liu, Y., & Li, D. (2023). Anti-oppressive research in group work. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 48(2), 1-18.  
  7. Li, D. (2022). Predictors of counselor trainees’ satisfaction with online learning during COVID‐19. Counselor Education and Supervision, 61(4), 379–390.  
  8. Lindo, N. A., Li, D., Hastings, T., Ceballos, P., Werts, R., Molina, C., Oller, M., & Laird, A. (2022). Child and adolescent career construction: Lived experiences of an expressive arts group. Career Development Ouarterly, 70(4), 300-313.  
  9. Hilts, D., Liu, Y., Li, D., & Luke, M. (2022). Examining ecological factors that predict school counselors’ engagement in leadership practices. Professional School Counseling, 26(1), 1-14.  
  10. Li, D. (2022). Moderation effects of supervisee levels on the relationship between supervisory styles and the supervisory working alliance. The Professional Counselor, 12(2), 167-184.  
  11. Li, D., & Lindo, N. A. (2022). Acculturation moderating between international students’ career decision-making difficulties and career decision self-efficacy. Career Development Ouarterly, 70(1), 38-51.  
  12. Kemer, G., Li, C., Attia, M. M., Chan, C. D., Chung, M., Li, D., Colburn, A. N., Peters, H. C., Ramaswamy, A., & Sunal, Z. (2022). Multicultural supervision in counseling: A content analysis of peer-reviewed literature. Counselor Education and Supervision, 61(1), 2-14.  
  13. Liu, Y., Zhu, P., & Li, D. (2022). Development of mutual empathy through experiential growth groups: A mixed methods case study. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 47(1).  
  14. Li, D., & Su, Y.-W. (2021). Online teaching and learning in counselor education: A 23-year content analysis. Counselor Education and Supervision, 60(4), 316-330.  
  15. Li, D., Duys, D. K., & Liu, Y. (2021). Working alliance as a mediator between supervisory styles and supervisee satisfaction. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 3(3), 1-10.  
  16. Oller, M., Lindo, N. A., & Li, D. (2021). Faculty of color mentorship experiences in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 60(2), 112-128.  
  17. Liu, Y., Tan, T. X., Li, D., & Xu, Y. (2020). Development and evaluation of the Disinhibited Social Engagement Scale (DSES): A tool for assessment and guide for counseling practice. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 42, 112-128.  
  18. Li, D., & Liu, Y. (2020). International counseling doctoral students’ teaching preparation: A phenomenological study. Counselor Education and Supervision, 59(3), 200-215.  
  19. Li, D., & Ai, Y. (2020). Ethics acculturation of international counseling students. Journal of International Students, 10(4), 1103-1109.  
  20. Li, D., Duys, D. K., & Granello, D. H. (2020). Applying Markov chain analysis to supervisory interactions. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(1), 1-30.  
  21. Li, D., Duys, D. K., & Vispoel, W. P. (2020). Transitional dynamics of three supervisory styles using Markov chain analysis. Journal of Counseling and Development, 98(4), 363-375.  
  22. Liu, Y., Jacoby, R. P., Jang, H., & Li, D. (2019). A content analysis of adoption research in counseling journals: A 30-year review. The Family Journal, 27(1), 67-74.  
  23. Li, D., Duys, D. K., & Granello, D. H. (2019). Interactional patterns of clinical supervision: Using sequential analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 10(1), 70-92. 
  24. Li, D., Liu, Y., & Lee, I. (2018). Supervising Asian international counseling students: Using the integrative developmental model (IDM). Journal of International Students, 8(2), 1129-1151. 
  25. Liu, Y., Li, D., & Xu, Y. (2017). Indiscriminate friendliness in children adopted from China to the United States: A mixed methods study. The Professional Counselor, 7(3), 208-222. 
  26. Li, D., & Peng, L. (2011). Foreignization and domestication in translation from the perspective of the theory of yin and yang. Journal of Xi’an International Studies University, 19(3), 73-76.