Dr. Michael Hannon, Associate Professor in the Counseling Department, was interviewed by The New York Times about his work editing a new book of essays, “Black Fathering and Mental Health,” focusing on how Black men can attend to their mental health while growing their families. Hannon also discussed the book with WHYY, Philadelphia’s powerhouse NPR station.
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 300 times. 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.