Michael Brooks is a Counselor Education Associate Professor at North Carolina A&T State (NCA&T) University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Brooks is a member of the doctoral faculty where he teaches students in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education program.
His favorite subjects to teach include Advanced Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice, Counseling Supervision, and Qualitative Analysis. In terms of scholarship, Dr. Brooks has presented in the areas of multiculturalism and multicultural competency, ethics relating to diversity, school counselor effectiveness, Professional Development school models, and mentoring at several regional, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Brooks has also served on nationally televised panels to offer his opinions regarding HIV and substance abuse. Regarding refereed publications, Dr. Brooks has an extensive publication record in several counseling flagship journals, as well as publications in multicultural education and student affairs journals. Dr. Brooks edited a textbook on Black Male Success and several authored book chapters.
Michael was raised in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated from Edgewater High School in 1992. Brooks earned a BA in Psychology from Morehouse College in 1996, and a MA and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (UCF). Prior to a beginning a career in higher education, Dr. Brooks worked as a county government mental health counselor. Dr. Brooks’ academic career began after he accepted a one year Visiting Professorship at the University of Florida in 2003. His next appointment was at UAB (Birmingham) from 2004 -2013. In the fall of 2013, Dr. Brooks joined the faculty at NC A&T. In terms of service, Brooks has been the President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development as well as the President of the Alabama Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Locally, he serves as faculty advisor for the Doctoral Student Association in the Human Development and Services Department (NCAT).
He is an active member at the United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, a Lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and is the proud husband of Amber Brooks and father to his two daughters Nea and Lillian.