Zaidy MohdZain is passionate about the global education and applicability of counseling concepts across national boundaries and cultures, especially on issues such as family well-being, crisis interventions, prevention efforts and the like. To each of his students, he brings this passion and knowledge through embedding the latest research findings and current professional standards of practice. Dr. MohdZain also incorporates over 30 years of teaching core and specialty curriculum in counselor education at various universities and being a clinical counseling professional in diverse settings serving rural areas in the Midwest of the USA.
A Conversation with Dr. Zaidy MohdZain
What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?
My faculty colleagues and I are preparing you, our students, to be our future professional colleagues. While in the program of study, we socialize you to the profession of counseling by nurturing and training you to be effective and ethical members of the counseling profession.
What do you like most about your career?
Nurturing and mentoring new members of the counseling profession. To see them prosper and bloom professionally is a blessing and very intrinsically rewarding.
- Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 1995
- M.A., Counseling, University of Illinois Springfield, 1989
- M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Illinois Springfield, 1983
- B.B.A., Business Administration, Western Michigan University, 1981
- Professor, Department of Counseling, Texas A&M University–Commerce, 2018–Present
- Professor and Department Head, Department of Counseling, Texas A&M University–Commerce, Aug 2018
- Dean and Professor, Southern Arkansas University, 2008–2018
- Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership and Counseling Department, Southeast Missouri State University, 1997-2008
- Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Delta State University, 1993-1997