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Michael Hannon

Associate Professor, Counseling

University Hall 2114
BS, University of Delaware
MEd, University of Delaware
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
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Dr. Michael Hannon is an award-winning counselor educator and researcher, a practicing counselor, and an author. He is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University, a mental health counselor at The Center for MARCUS, and the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Greater Expectations Teaching and Advocacy Center, with his wife, Dr. LaChan Hannon.

Dr. Hannon is the winner of the 2021 Black Mental Health Educator of the Year from the Black Mental Health Symposium, a 2020 Outstanding Faculty Award Winner from JV Educational Consultants, and the lead author of the 2020 Article of Year from the journal, Counselor Education and Supervision.

He is the author of over 30 publications and has been cited over 400 times. His 2022 edited book, Black Fathering and Mental Health, and overall research about the mental health of Black men and fathers has been highlighted in a range of media outlets including National Public Radio, New York Times, Autism Speaks, Thrive Global, Huffington Post and Waymaker Journal.

Dr. Hannon earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Pennsylvania State University, an educational specialist degree in Counseling Services from Rider University, and master’s (Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education) and a bachelor degrees (Human Development and Family Processes) from the University of Delaware.


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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