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Shedrick McCall

McCall, Shedrick, PhD

Counseling Psychology

Assistant Professor

Phone: 804-524-5095
Fax: 804-524-5460
Location: Hunter McDaniel, 33N


  • EdD in Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL
  • MA in Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • BA in Psychology, Maryville College, Maryville, TN


  • Clinical and Counseling

Research Interests

  • Effects of childhood background, personality and neighborhood environment on Black males who have been incarcerated

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • History and Systems
  • Experimental Psychology Lab
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology

Faculty Collaborations

  • Project Empowerment at VCU
  • Capstone Institute at Howard University

Dr. McCall is an Assistant Professor of psychology at Virginia State University. Dr. McCall has a BA, MA and Ed.D., all in psychology and counseling. Dr. McCall has taught at several community colleges and Universities including Virginia Union University, Fortis College, and John Tyler Community College. Dr. McCall is currently teaching various psychology classes and advising students at Virginia State University. He also has worked at the Reception and Diagnostic Center as a counselor for incarcerated juveniles.  Dr. McCall has received many professional, athletic and academic awards. Dr. McCall has over 10 publications to include: dealing with the death of child, suicide prevention, the warning signs of childhood drug use, and kids behind bars during Christmas time. He currently is writing 2 books (From the Field to the Classroom and Delayed Justice).

His research interest are studying diabetes in Black males, HIV/AIDS literacy in African-Americans (where he is a part of a $250,000 grant-submitted), traumatic brain injuries and discriminatory practices, literacy reading programs for inner-city youth and the Black family. Dr. McCall has been in the education, corrections, and mental health field over 15 years. Dr. McCall research interest are studying self-esteem in Black males, effects of childhood background, personality and neighborhood environment on Black males who have been incarcerated. Effects of childhood background, personality and neighborhood environment on Black males on academic achievement and academic motivation.

Dr. McCall is very active in the community as a coach for football, basketball, baseball and a mentor for at risk youth. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Incorporated, and advisor for VSU NAACP, and mentor for Men II Men at VSU. Dr. McCall has several published works. Dr. McCall is finishing his book titled: From the Field the Field to the Classroom: A New Game to Play: Life after Football the Dr. Shedrick D. McCall, Jr. Summer 2012.

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