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Dr. Michael Hannon is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University. His counseling experience includes work as a counselor educator, clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and student affairs professional over the last 20 years. 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 date, Dr. Hannon has authored 29 publications and made over 90 presentations at professional counseling and allied health conferences. His research has been featured in a number of refereed counseling, educational, and other journals and cited over 180 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: Black Fathers Discuss the Needs of Men and Fathers Across the Family Life Cycle, will be published by Peter Lang in fall 2021.
Dr. Hannon earned a doctoral degree in Counselor Education & 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 and a bachelor's in Human Development & Family Processes from the University of Delaware. Dr. Hannon and his wife, Dr. LaChan Hannon, are the co-founders of the Greater Expectations Teaching and Advocacy Center for Childhood Disabilities, Inc. (GETAC), a non-profit organization in Burlington County, New Jersey dedicated to supporting families raising and institutions serving children with neuro-diverse and other marginalized children and families.
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
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- Support Group for Fathers of Autistic People - June 2021 Live Broadcast
- May 2021 Interview on Neurodiversity Experts on WBAI Radio-NYC Talk w/Dr. Hannon
- Interview on Thoughtful Counselor podcast with Mr. Darren Green, and Drs. Lauren Shore, Ebony White, Darius Green, & Michael Hannon on systemic racism in the counseling profession.
- Dr. Hannon featured in May 2020 issue of ACA's monthly magazine, Counseling Today article about families on their autism journeys
- Dr. Hannon & Dr. Naseef co-facilitate support group for dads of individuals with autism
- Dr. Hannon & Dr. Naseef interviewed on Autism POV (Points of View) Podcast, sponsored by Autism Speaks, on fathering of individuals with autism
- Dr. Hannon interviewed on Autism Personal Coach Podcast on Black fathers of individuals w/autism
- Dr. Hannon's keynote, New Reflections on a Timeless Role, featured in Dr. Robert Naseef's blog
- Dr. Hannon's introduction for journal article in The Professional Counselor, on fathers of individuals with Asperger's syndrome
- Dr. Hannon's profile on Psychology Today
- GETAC Home Page
- Michael D. Hannon Research Gate profile