Department of Counseling and College
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: (717) 477-1654
Office: 115 Shippen Hall
Todd received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colgate University in 1990. After a four-year stint in corporate finance and audit, he left the business world to travel. The apex of his travels included a cross continental, unsupported bicycle tour of North America. He covered 4,260 miles in two months and, along the way, determined his future belonged in education. Two years later, in 1997, he completed his Master's degree in Counseling Services from the State University of New York‹College at Oswego. He immediately began employment as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Alexandria, VA. After serving three years as a high school counselor and as an assistant coach for cross-country, track, and swimming, he left FCPS to pursue his doctorate in Counselor Education at the University of Virginia. While earning his doctorate, he further honed his craft as a food-server in Charlottesville's trendy eateries. After completing his coursework and doctoral internships, Todd returned to FCPS to continue employment as a school counselor while he finished his dissertation, which addressed the supervision of school counseling interns. He earned his doctorate in August, 2004 and officially graduated in January, 2005. During this time, in addition to working as a school counselor, he also supervised a school counseling intern, was a selected member of a school counseling leadership cohort, and worked as adjunct faculty for George Washington University.
Dr. Whitman thus began his employment as Assistant Professor of Counseling at Shippensburg University in the Fall of 2005. He currently teaches in the school counseling and mental health tracks, and his roster of courses includes Research & Statistics, Assessment, Practicum in School Counseling, Field/Internship, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and DSM IV-Psychopathology. His research and professional interests include school counseling-related topics like trainee supervision and development as well as other interdisciplinary projects that have investigated binge drinking in first-year students, recidivism rates among juvenile offenders, and treatment effects for the bereaved. Dr. Whitman happily describes himself as a “data geek” and a lover of all things numerical.
Todd lives in Frederick, MD with his partner, Sandra, and one very spoiled cat, Annie. Todd's primary recreational passion is riding his bicycle in the mountains of the Frederick Watershed and Gambrill Park areas. “A good sweat is a transcendental Experience!” In addition to bicycling, Todd also enjoys running, hiking, golf, swimming, body-surfing waves, kayaking, and skiing (alpine & Nordic). “I’m an endurance junkie. The more, the better!” When he's not outside, Todd can be found inside his home, enjoying a good book, doing a crossword puzzle, listening to music, or cooking a decadent post-workout meal. “It’s good to blend an active lifestyle with moments of stillness. The juxtaposition brings clarity and purpose.”