Michael Brooks


Michael Brooks
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College of Education


Proctor Hall 366
Ph.D.Education / University of Central Florida
MACounselor Education-Mental Health Counseling / University of Central Florida
B.A.Psychology / Morehouse College


Dr. Brooks’ career in academia began after he accepted a one-year Visiting Professorship at the University of Florida in 2003. He was also a faculty member at UAB (Birmingham) from 2004 -2013, before landing at his current position at NCAT. Brooks has a BA in Psychology from Morehouse College, and a Masters of Arts and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. Prior to a beginning a career in higher education, Dr. Brooks worked in government mental health, substance abuse, and employee assistance.

Research Interests

Black Males and Counselor Education Success Factor

Recent Publications

  • Michael Brooks, Justin Adams, Tyra Whittaker, Yudan Wang (2023). (Phenomenological Understanding of Black Counselor Education Students at PWIs, HBCUs, HSIs. ). Journal of Counselor Education & Supervision.
  • Michael Brooks, Tyra Whittaker, Yudan Wang (2023). (White Counselor Education Faculty on the topics of racism and privileges in the classroom: a personal journal.). (3) 11, International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Yudan Wang, Tae-Hee Kim, Michael Brooks (2022). (Assessing the Self-perceived Research Proficiency among Doctoral Counseling Students). (1) 15, pp. 23. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
  • Shalini Mathew, Michael Brooks (2022). (Counselors’ Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children). (1) 12, pp. 17-36. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling.
  • Amber Brooks, Y Liang, Michael Brooks, J Lee, X Zhang, I Nwangwu, H Eltzshig, O Nwokolo (2022). (Leadership Roles and Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Anesthesiology Departments). Anesthesia & Analgesia.
  • Tae-Hee Kim, Michael Brooks, Farren Stackhouse (2021). (Discrimination, Social Connectedness, and Future Anxiety of the First-Generation Korean Americans). (2) 11, pp. 57-71. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling.
  • Michael Brooks, Jeff Wolfgang, Justin Adams, Kim Hughes (2021). (Perspectives on Counselor Education Collaborative Scholarship). (N/A) (2) 9, pp. 9. Action Research Sage.
  • Michael Brooks, Jeff Wolfgang, Shirlene Smith, Yasmin Gay, Yvonne Ward (2019). (The Value and Impact of a Brief Study Abroad Experience on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Counseling Students' Learning). (6) 7, pp. 42-50. International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Michael Brooks (2017). (Child sexual assault and rural areas). In Walz, G & Bleuer, J. , pp. 14. American Counseling Association VISTAS.
  • Michael Brooks, Geleana Alston, Meika Bryan, Townsend Christopher (2017). (Creating a healthy classroom in multicultural counseling courses). In Robbie Stewart, (2) 1, pp. 24. Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice.
  • Michael Brooks (2016). (Hands up: police shooting of young Black males: Implications for social work and human services). 1, pp. 13. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment .
  • Michael Brooks (2016). (Is there a problem officer? Exploring the lived experience of Black men and their relationship with law enforcement.). In Springer, (0) 0, pp. 1-19. Journal of African American Studies.
  • Michael Brooks, Courtney Ward, Myshalae Euring, Christopher Townsend, Niah White, Kim Hughes (2016). (Is There a Problem Officer? Exploring the Lived Experience of Black Men and Their Relationship with Law Enforcement). In Judson Jeffries, (1) 1, pp. 17. Springer.
  • Michael Brooks (2016). (The invisible client: Ramifications of neglecting the impact of race and culture in professional counseling.). pp. 10. VISTAS.
  • Michael Brooks (2015). (Multicultural Training in CACREP Counselor Education Programs: A Survey). 3, pp. 7. International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Tondra Loder-Jackson, Andrew McKnight, Michael Brooks, Tonya Perry (2015). (Revisiting Black Feminist Thought and home-school relations in the urban south. Invited manuscript proposal submitted for forthcoming publication). In M.A. Khalifa, C. Grant-Overton, & N. Witherspoon-Arnold, Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Michael Brooks, Christopher Jones, Jesse Latten (2014). (African American males’ education success factors). (2) pp. 75-85. International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Michael Brooks (2014). (The relationship of age to level of performance and independence associated with rehabilitative interventions provided to older adults). (2) pp. 17-27. International Journal of Social Science Studies.