Nathaniel Brown is a Lecturer of clinical mental health counseling and clinical director in the counseling program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He earned his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision with a focus in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia and his master’s degree in clinical social work from Clark Atlanta University. He teaches graduate students in the Counseling master’s degree program, with a focus on clinical mental health counseling. Brown is a member of ACA, ACES, SACES, and ACCA. His research interests include college mental health counseling of students who experienced foster care, counseling theoretical orientation development, HIV/AIDS support groups, foster care postsecondary education transition, retention, and completion. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Professional Mental Health Counseling in the Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling. His college mental health counseling 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 attainment of college students who experienced foster care.