Jodi Caldwell, Ph.D.

Director
Interim Training Director
Chair, Sexual Assault Response Team
Member of the Board of Regent’s Violence Against Women Task Force

Dr. Caldwell received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000 from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, TX, where she also completed her pre-doctoral internship.  She joined the GSU Counseling Center staff in August of 2000 as a staff psychologist.  She has since served as the Assistant Director for Training, and the Interim Clinical Services Director.  Dr. Caldwell has been the Director of the Center since January of 2012.  Dr. Caldwell is the Chair of the university’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (SRSAC) and represents Georgia Southern to the Ogeechee Judicial Sexual Assault Response Team. On a national level, Dr. Caldwell is currently serving her second elected term to the Directorate Board of the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services of the American College Personnel Association and is a certified Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Responder.  Dr. Caldwell’s clinical interests are varied and include women’s issues, multiculturalism, and professional development concerns.  Dr. Caldwell was the recipient of a 2005 Award of Merit for “Excellence in Service to the Georgia Southern University Community”, the 2006 “Commitment to Advocacy Award” for dedication to the issue of Sexual Assault Education, the 2010 “40 Under 40” award from the Statesboro Herald for professional achievement, and most recently, the 2014 “Outstanding Contributions to Counseling Center Work” award from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

What is your favorite quote? I have too many to pick just one, but my favorite poem is The Road Less Traveled, by Robert Frost.

What is your favorite dessert? Cannoli

What was your most embarrassing moment? Oy! Life is a series of them. I am notorious for tripping, falling, banging into things, and occasionally putting my foot in my mouth!

What is something that you wish you could do, but you just don’t have the nerve? Sky dive – I have no intentions of doing this because I don’t like heights. However, it does seem freeing.

Last updated: 8/18/2017

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