Black History Month Conversation Series:
Remembering our past. Focused on our future.
In celebration of Black History Month, each Thursday in February, the UNC School of Education’s Dana Griffin — Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — will host leaders in counseling education and psychology for hour-long, online discussions focused on the role of schools of education in uplifting and elevating Black youth, families, and communities. Join us on Thursdays at 11 a.m. EST to participate in the discussion.
About the Speaker
Professor and Dean, School of Education, American University
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D., is in her fifth year as Dean of the School of Education and Professor at American University. Previous to this role, she served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (central administration) and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (in the School of Education) at Johns Hopkins University. Previous to her time at Johns Hopkins, she was an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services (ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report) at the University of Maryland College Park and Director of the School Counseling Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dean Holcomb-McCoy is the founder of AU’s Summer Institute on Education, Equity and Justice, the Johns Hopkins School Counseling Fellows Program, and the AU Teacher Pipeline Project, a partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools and Friendship Charter Schools. She is also the author of the best-selling book, “School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework.” Currently, she is collaborating with AU colleagues to create an antiracist curriculum for teachers-in-training. Dean Holcomb-McCoy is an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow and from 2014-2016, she was a consultant to Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative.