James Archibald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership
Valdosta State University
James G Archibald, Ph.D., LPC currently serves as an Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership at Valdosta State University. In this role, James is dedicated to assisting students in their preparation for their careers in student affairs/higher education and is the Program Director for the Higher Education graduate program. He previously served as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Valdosta State University where he provided strategic vision, leadership, organization, and supervision for the Division of Student Affairs. James is a licensed professional counselor and earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Ohio University. He has a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Austin Peay State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Morehouse College. His NASPA experience includes serving as the Division II Chair for Student-Athlete Knowledge Community and previously serving as an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice; the NASPA Region III Professional Development Chair for the African American Knowledge Community, and serving as a Presenter and Program Reviewer for many NASPA Annual Conferences and NASPA Region III Summer Symposiums. Dr. Archibald was also the recipient of the 2014 NASPA Region III Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award. This is an incredibly prestigious honor as renowned professionals have received this award previously. Recently, James received the Outstanding Contribution to Recreation and Athletics Award from ACPA’s Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Commission.