Spencer Niles

Dr. SPENCER NILES, PhD, is a professor in the Counselor Education Program at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and previously served as the university’s Dean and Professor at the School of Education. He’s a lead consultant with Doubleknot Works, and is a co-founder of the Hope-Action Theory.

Spencer has spoken at numerous conferences around the world, and has taught in more than 30 countries. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the International Center for Career Development and Public Policy. His book, Career Development Interventions (6th edition), is the best-selling career text in the world. He recently co-authored Career Recovery, Creating Hopeful Careers in Difficult Times, and Career Flow and Development, Hope in Action.

In previous roles, Spencer was Distinguished Professor and Department Head at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International and was twice the President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). He’s the recipient of the NCDA Eminent Career Award, and has been recognized with numerous awards from the American Counseling Association.

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