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Marc A. Grimmett

Associate Professor

Poe Hall 520D


Research Description

Dr. Grimmett is an Associate Professor, coordinator for clinical mental health counseling, and co-director of the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC) of the counselor education program. The conceptual framework for my research agenda is titled RADICAL scholarship, which means Research Action to Deconstruct Institutionalized Cultures and Advocate for Liberation. RADICAL scholarship is informed by psychopolitical validity (Prilleltensky, 2003), which focuses on the extent to which studies in the community integrate: (a) epistemic validity- knowledge of oppression and (b) transformative validity- strategies for promoting psychological liberation in personal, relational, and institutional domains. My research and scholarship currently includes four areas of concentration which are: (a) preventing gender-based violence through education, activism, male engagement, and community partnerships (e.g., executive producer, co-director, and co-writer of MY MASCULINITY HELPS, an educational documentary that explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women); (b) facilitating access to high quality community counseling services (e.g., lead development of Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC), where assessment information is used for research); (c) transforming contextual and systemic factors to promote the healthy development of African American people (e.g., conducted a study on the contextual factors, diagnostic processes, and counseling outcomes associated with the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in African American boys); and (d) developing social justice counselor education teaching and research methods (e.g., developed Documentaries Relating Experience About Multiculturalism Project, DREAM, for Advanced Multicultural Counseling course and lead the RADICAL Scholarship Group, RSG, that conducts anti-oppression, pro-liberation research).


Selected Scholarly Publications

Courses Taught

  • ECD 524 Career Development and Counseling
  • ECD 525 Multicultural Counseling
  • ECD 536 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • ECD 540 Gender Issues In Counseling
  • ECD 653 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • ED 732 Advanced Multicultural Counseling
  • ECD 843 Advanced Counseling Practicum
  • ECD 847 Supervision Practicum
  • ED 795 Scholar Leader: Diversity and Equity in Schools and Communities