Jeffrey Daniels, Ph.D.
Department Chairperson and Associate Professor
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Office: 502B Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2235
Dr. Jeffrey Daniels earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently Chair of the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, and Director of the International Center for Disability Information. His professional interests relate to averting lethal school violence, global hostage-taking, military psychology, and police officer safety. His unique contributions to the understanding of lethal school violence has resulted in conference presentations and numerous publications, including Preventing Lethal School Violence, published in 2011. Dr. Daniels is also WVU's resident expert on hostage-taking; his talents and research have proven invaluable as a collaborator with the FBI, police, and federal agents on handling and preventing hostage situations. In working with the FBI, he's helped organize several initiatives related to hostage-taking, and he is currently working on a large study with the FBI on police officer ambushes. In 2012, he was named Researcher of the Year at the College of Education and Human Services.