Department chair named incoming editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Carla Adkison-Johnson

November 10, 2020

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Carla Adkison-Johnson, Interim Department Chair and Professor of the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department, has been appointed the incoming Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Published quarterly, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development is the official journal of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Counseling Association. The journal focuses on research, theory, and program applications pertinent to multicultural and ethnic minority interests in all areas of counseling and human development.

Dr. Adkison-Johnson will begin her tenure as editor Summer 2021. She received her doctorate in counseling and human development from Kent State University and is nationally known for her research on culturally competent counseling and African American child rearing practices. She has served as a child discipline expert witness in civil and criminal courts. In 2017, she received the WMU College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Scholar Award. Dr. Adkison-Johnson is also the recipient of the Kent State University Outstanding Alumnus Award. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Counseling and Educational Related Programs (CACREP), the national and international accrediting body for the counseling profession. In this capacity, she served as Chair of CACREP’s Training Committee.