October 20, 2015

Spencer G. Niles

Specialty Area: Career Development

Global Experience: Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, India, Finland, Portugal, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Qatar, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, and Denmark

Dr. Spencer Niles is Dean and Professor at the School of Education at the College of William & Mary. Previously, he served as Distinguished Professor and Department Head for Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, he served on the counselor education faculty at the University of Virginia.

Dean Niles was recently identified as one of the most influential deans of education in the United States and is the current Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International and President-Elect of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). He is the recipient of the NCDA Eminent Career Award, ACA’s Thomas Sweeney Visionary Leadership and Advocacy Award, President’s Award, David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, the ACA Extended Research Award, ACA’s Visionary Leader and Advocate Award, and the University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award. Niles is a Fellow of ACA and NCDA. He has served previously as President for the National Career Development Association (2003-2004), Editor for The Career Development Quarterly, Editor for the Journal of Counseling & Development, and continues to serve on numerous journal editorial boards. He has authored or co-authored approximately 140 publications and delivered over 150 presentations on career development theory and practice.

He has taught in over 25 countries and is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career Development Association, Honorary Member of the Italian Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, a member of the Board of Directors for the International Center for Career Development and Public Policy and a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Ohio Career Development Association.