Tiffany Hairston holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in community mental health counseling from The University of Toledo. She went on to earn a Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Toledo with her research focus being colorism in counseling. She currently works as a Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services at Unison Health in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Hairston holds independent licenses in the State of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Clinical Supervision endorsement and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisory endorsement. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the field of Substance Use Counseling and eight years in Mental Health Counseling. Her recent publications involve effects of colorism in counseling, women’s health issues in the criminal justice system as well as counselors and counseling students’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hairston’s interests include colorism and multicultural issues, African American men and HIV, as well as African American males in the criminal justice system.