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Dr. Michael Hannon is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University. An award winning counselor educator and scholar, Dr. Hannon is a highly sought after lecturer, consultant, and collaborator. He takes great pride in leveraging his lived experiences and his professional counseling experience in K-12, student affairs, and clinical settings to the classroom and to his research. Dr. Hannon earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Pennsylvania State University, an educational specialist degree in School Counseling Services from Rider University, a master’s degree in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education and a bachelor’s in Human Development & Family Processes from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Hannon’s research primarily focuses on Black men’s wellness, with a focus on the value they derive from their roles as fathers, community leaders, clients, and counselor educators. His dissertation was the first study about the mental health of Black fathers of autistic people. He also actively conducts studies and publishes about anti-Black racism in professional counseling and school counselors’ professional development needs. To this end, Dr. Hannon has authored 30 publications and made over 100 presentations at professional counseling and allied health conferences and his work has been cited over 200 times since 2017. He has been a featured contributor to media outlets and organizations such as Autism Speaks, Thrive Global, Fusion, Neurodiversity Experts, and Huffington Post. His forthcoming book, Black Fathering and Mental Health will be published by Peter Lang in spring 2022.

Drs. Michael and LaChan Hannon are the co-founders of the Greater Expectations Teaching & Advocacy Center (GETAC), a non-profit organization based in Burlington County, New Jersey, dedicated to supporting families supporting and institutions serving neurodivergent and other marginalized children and families.

Research interests

Primarily focuses on Black men’s wellness, with a focus on the value they derive from their roles as fathers, community leaders, clients, and counselor educators. Dr. Hannon's dissertation was the first study about the mental health of Black fathers of autistic people. He also actively conducts studies and publishes about anti-Black racism in professional counseling and school counselors’ professional development needs. 

Scholarly Interests

Black fathering and mental health
Black men in counseling
Anti-Black racism in counseling
Psychosocial aspects of autism on Black fathers
Urban school counseling practice and professional development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords

  • L Education (General)
  • Counseling

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