Nathaniel Brown, PhD, is an assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling and clinical director of field experience placement in the School of Education’s counseling program at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision focusing on counseling and student personnel services emphasizing P-16 partnerships and social justice from the University of Georgia and his master’s degree in clinical social work from Clark Atlanta University. He teaches graduate students in the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program.

Brown is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). His research interests include college mental health counseling, foster care experience of college students, counseling theoretical orientation development, HIV/AIDS support groups, postsecondary education attainment of college students with foster care experience, college transition of students with foster care experience, heuristic inquiry, and survey research. Brown previously served as an Assistant Professor of Professional Mental Health Counseling at the Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling. His college mental health counseling and student affairs career began in 2007 as a student affairs counselor.

Keywords: Counseling, Mental health, Family, Academic performance, College admissions, College Students in Foster Care, Transitions of College Students Who Experienced Foster Care, Postsecondary Education Attainment of College Students with Foster Care Experience.