Group Dynamics

Dr. David P. Mann

Dr. David P. Mann is an associate professor of Counseling, as well as the director of Counseling at the Ashland University Theological Seminary.

When Dr. Mann was a student at Ashland Theological Seminary, he experienced a time of deep personal growth through classes, chapels, and his cohort small group. Now as a faculty member, he makes it his goal to invest in students in the same transformational way.

Dr. Mann is admired both on- and off-campus for his wisdom and expertise. In addition to being elected president of the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) and the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), he has also been honored as the Outstanding Alumnus of Kent State University's CHDS doctoral program and was chosen for the Academic Mentor Award here at Ashland Theological Seminary.

Before he came on faculty at ATS, Dr. Mann could help a limited number of people through various roles he held over the years: outpatient counselor, Hospice chaplain, pastor. Now as a faculty member, he has the opportunity to train future counselors, multiplying his scope of impact. Nothing gives him greater joy than seeing students take what they’ve learned and apply it as they counsel hurting individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Mann’s hobbies center around the great outdoors, including motorcycle trips and riding in his Jeep through the countryside or along the Great Lakes. He also enjoys visiting lighthouses along the Great Lakes shoreline and being on the beach of Lake Michigan. When taking walks through the woods, he makes sure to have his camera on hand to capture nature’s beauty.

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