Michael Brooks

Associate Professor

Michael Brooks
College of Education


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


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, Christopher Jones, Jesse Latten (2014). (African American males’ education success factors). (2) pp. 75-85 ). 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.
  • Geleana Alston, Michael Brooks, 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.
  • Allan Appiah-Boateng, Michael Brooks, M Evans, E Zambrano (2014). (Cultural considerations in counseling men of color.). In M. Englar-Carlson, M.P. Evans, & T. Duffey, ). American Counseling Association.
  • 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, Myshalae Euring, Kim Hughes, Christopher Townsend, Courtney Ward, Niah White (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, Michelle Mitchell (Multicultural Techniques in Counseling). In S. Kent Butler, (a chapter in a book) ). Cognella.
  • Michael Brooks (2015). (Multicultural Training in CACREP Counselor Education Programs: A Survey). 3, pp. 7 ). International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Justin Adams, Michael Brooks, Kim Hughes, Jeff Wolfgang (2021). (Perspectives on Counselor Education Collaborative Scholarship). (N/A) (2) 9, pp. 9 ). Action Research Sage.
  • Michael Brooks, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Andrew McKnight, 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 (2016). (The invisible client: Ramifications of neglecting the impact of race and culture in professional counseling.). pp. 10 ). VISTAS.
  • 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.
  • Michael Brooks, Yasmin Gay, Shirlene Smith, Jeff Wolfgang (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.