Dr. Paul Hoard will be joining The Seattle School as our new Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, beginning the 1st of July. The decision to bring on a new faculty member is never taken lightly, so after a thorough interview process, our leadership is confident that Paul will make an excellent addition to our learning community.

Dr. Hoard is a licensed counselor in Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana and holds a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. He is presently a psychoanalytic psychotherapy candidate in the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute and has received specialized training and credentialing in working with adolescents with sexual behavior problems. He was appointed by the state of Kansas’ Secretary of Corrections to the state’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, which is responsible for evaluating potential sexually violent predators. He has provided mental health counseling and clinical supervision in the United States, Ukraine, and Turkey. His research and scholarly work primarily focuses on the intersection of perpetration trauma, sexuality, white-body supremacy, and adolescent mental health.

“Paul connected well with students and staff throughout the interview process and revealed a very creative style in engaging scholarship and integrative thinking,” said Dr. J. Derek McNeil, President of The Seattle School. “I am deeply grateful for the energy and experience he will bring to our school.”

Dr. Hoard, as a“third-culture” kid who spent much of his childhood in Turkey, will bring a unique perspective and set of experiences to our school. His therapeutic work with sex offenders will also add a different perspective on trauma that will be unique to the faculty. He has expressed an investment in justice and healing, which has given him a growing desire to engage the complex dynamics of the society within the classroom.

“As a new faculty member, I am eager to experience and engage the unique culture of The Seattle School; to find how my voice will resonate with the rhythms of the community and the many opportunities to listen and learn from students, staff, and faculty,” said Dr. Hoard.

Paul, his wife Mary, and three children will be moving from Kansas City, Kansas to make the Pacific Northwest their new home.

Learn more about Dr. Paul Hoard.