Shannon Kuschel, Ph.D., LPC
Regent University’s adjunct professors are rigorously selected so that they help students grow in knowledge and faith. These professors, who teach on a contractual basis, must be dedicated to Christ-centered teaching and learning; have a record of or potential for academic scholarship; possess the ability to teach undergraduate-level and/or graduate-level courses, and embrace Regent’s Identity and Mission statements and subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.
Dr. Shannon Kuschel is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Her work utilizes an inter-disciplinary approach, integrating experience as mental health clinician, educator, special education interventionist, and researcher. She enjoys working at the intersections of psychology, education, and neuroscience.
Kuschel has spent more than 25 years working with children, their families, and schools specializing in ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences, as well as trauma and grief recovery. She has worked as a private practice counselor, school counselor, principal of schools in Florida and Virginia, and adjunct faculty for Regent University.
Additionally, Kuschel provides consultation services to schools on a variety of topics. She currently receives post-doctoral training in neuropsychological assessment and research from Regent and Hampton Roads Neuropsychology. Research interests include cognitive and learning development, learning differences such as dyslexia and dyscalculia, cognitive and learning interventions with diverse populations, and neuropsychology and its practical application to education.
Kuschel’s current research focuses on literacy development, processing speed, working memory, and other cognitive aspects that impact academic outcomes in special education populations. She is also the co-director of the Research Center in Clinical Neuropsychology with Dr. Anna Ord. Together they hope to inspire students in the study of neuropsychology and its practical application in multiple venues.
Ph.D. Educational Psychology & Special Education, Regent University
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Palm Beach Atlantic University
B.S. Psychology, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Licensure/Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Virginia
Professionally Certified Educational Therapist
International Dyslexia Association, Virginia Branch, Board Member, Strategic Planning Chair
National Institute for Learning Development
The Deborah Zimmerman Award for Innovation in Research and Development in Education, National Institute of Learning Development, 2013