• Ph.D. 2011 – Idaho State University, Counselor Education and Counseling
  • M.A. 2008 – Wake Forest University, Counseling
  • B.A. 2004 – North Carolina State University, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Justice
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Practicum and Internship
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Counselors
  • Holistic Wellness


Dr. Lewis Hatcher is currently serving in the UNC-CH masters program in school counseling. He earned a bachelor’s in psychology from North Carolina State University and masters in counseling from Wake Forest University before leaving North Carolina to earn his doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling where his dissertation focused on assessing the training and ethical standards of the profession.

As a licensed school counselor and mental health professional, Dr. Hatcher has served in a variety of settings including Title I Schools as well as inpatient and outpatient clinical mental health facilities. His work in these areas has primarily been with children, families, as well as males; and focused in the areas of trauma, substance abuse, family violence intervention and prevention, and holistic wellness.

Within higher education, Dr. Hatcher has worn many hats before coming to Carolina. He has previously been a school counseling program director, Dean of Students, Dean of Academic Affairs, assistant professor, and served as both a Title IX investigator and adjudicator. Dr. Hatcher believes in working with others from a relational perspective which attends to culture, social justice, spirituality, intentionality, and advocacy while following the motto “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God” (Micah 6:8) for the betterment of all.


Lewis Hatcher specializes in action-oriented research and working to help practitioners, administrators, and students incorporate these methods in attending to the research-practice gap within mental health and education. His efforts are also focused in the area of assisting families, clients, and systems in consuming culturally relevant research in their intentional healthy living.