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Eric Suddeath

Eric Suddeath, PhD

Chair, PhD in CES; Associate Professor of Counseling

Dr. Eric Suddeath is the Associate Professor of Counseling. He holds a PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of Mississippi, an MA in marriage and family therapy from Harding School of Theology, and a BA in youth and family ministry with a minor in psychology from Harding University.

Dr. Suddeath is a licensed professional counselor, clinical supervisor, and counselor educator, whose research has focused on teaching preparation within counselor education and supervision doctoral programs. Dr. Suddeath has a passion for teaching and training doctoral students to be effective instructors, and he enjoys reading and writing about narrative therapy and investigating the effectiveness of blended and online instruction.

Listen to Dr. Eric Suddeath on Engage360:

  • Suddeath, E., Baltranic, E., Fye, H., Zhabonova, K., Dugger, S., & Therthani, S. (2021). Group differences between counselor education doctoral students’ number of fieldwork experiences and teaching self-efficacy. The Professional Counselor, 11, 340-351.
  • Winburn, A., Suddeath, E., & Russo, J. (2021). Examining the role of online learning in play therapy: Knowledge, attitudes, and skills. British Journal of Play Therapy, 15, 28-41.
  • Baltrinic, E., & Suddeath, E. (2020). A Q methodology study of a doctoral counselor education teaching instruction course. The Professional Counselor. 10, 472-487.
  • Baltrinic, E., & Suddeath, E.  (2020). A phenomenological investigation of counselor education doctoral students’ experiences of teaching supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision, 59, 231-248.
  • Suddeath, E., Baltranic, E., & Dugger, S. (2020) Strengthening counselor education and supervision doctoral students’ confidence in teaching: The impact of teaching preparation practices on self-efficacy toward teaching. Counselor Education and Supervision, 59, 59-73.
  • Leffler, J., Suddeath, E., Hall, K., & Cruse, T. D. (2020). Innovative approach to meet the needs of working professionals through blended learning. In M. Okojie, T. C. Boulder, H. Lawrence, & W. N. Littell (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education (1ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.