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Title: Associate Professor And Coordinator
Office: 460PB TEACHER-DYER
Michael D. Brubaker is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Counseling Program in the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. Licensed to practice chemical dependency counseling in Ohio, he is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. He received his Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, his M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, his M.Div. from Emory University, and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Brubaker’s clinical and research interests have focused on underserved and socially marginalized populations including the homeless, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and ethnic minorities. Taking a combined strengths and social justice perspective, he has sought to address clinical and social barriers to substance abuse and mental health services for these populations.
Since 2003, Dr. Brubaker has presented in various international, national, and regional conferences including those of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). His work has appeared in Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, Journal of Drug Education, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, and Addiction Professional. He is also the senior author of the book, Advancing your career: Getting and making the most of your doctorate. He has secured over $288,000 in externally funded grants, most recently through the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Brubaker has been awarded the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for four years by the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and was recognized by Cincy Magazine as an Outstanding Educator in 2014. In addition to numerous appointments to counseling journal editorial boards, he is the current president of Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society for Counselors International.