Faculty & Staff
Daniel W. Wong, Ph.D., CRC, is Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Education, Mississippi State University (MSU). From 2008 to 2014 Dr. Wong served as Department Head for Mississippi State University’s Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. From 2003 to 2008 he was a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies, College of Allied Health Sciences and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, North Carolina. Since 1987, He has taught at the University of North Texas, TX and San Jose State University, CA; as the Chair and Associate Professor (1996 - 2001) in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation at Hofstra University, NY; and as Acting Chair and Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, (2001-2004).
Dr. Wong was the recipient of the 1991 Young Educator of the Year Award from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE); 1992 Research Award from the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the 2004 Research Award 3rd Place from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. He has been a Principle Investigator and Project Director for various research and training grant projects including funding from The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Social Security Administration (SSA), the United Nations (UN) Voluntary Fund, and many other international development funding agencies.
Dr. Wong has published more than 50 peer reviewed professional journal articles, book chapters, and numerous disability - rehabilitation policy position papers nationally and internationally. He is also currently serving as consulting editor and reviewer for the American Counseling Association, Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Education, and Journal of Rehabilitation Administration. His was the editor of the international Journal Disability International (1996-2002), the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration (1997-2003), and the Associate Editor of Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (1991-1994).
Internationally, Dr. Wong worked with Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) from 1995 to 2002 on numerous international projects. These included project with Russian medical schools on the development of occupational therapy programs; projects to promote the UN Standard Rules for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America; projects on the promotion of the recently approved UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; among others. He is a visiting professor of the College of The Aerospace Medical Clinic of Peking University and the China Rehabilitation Research Center in Beijing, China. He is currently one of the International Editors for the Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice. Most recently, he has contributed a chapter on Disability and Mental Health to the World Report on Disability and Rehabilitation 2009 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Wong has also provided international lectures to National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan; City University of Hong Kong; and to the Moldova Medical University, Moldova, through video-conferencing as an International Lectures Exchange Program between Moldova Medical University and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, North Carolina.