AUSTIN, Texas – The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Cokley, an associate professor of counseling psychology and faculty affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, to its National Advisory Council.
The foundation’s 10-member council offers critical guidance and expertise to staff on strategic direction, major grant initiatives and other projects. Council members have Texas-based or national expertise in mental health, consumer advocacy, philanthropy and other fields related to the foundation’s mission of promoting the mental health of all Texans.
In addition to his new role with the Hogg Foundation, Cokley is dedicated to his research and work in the area of African American psychology. Cokley has published over 35 articles and book chapters in his field, serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology and plays a defining role on the editorial boards of several journals, including Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He received the 2008 “10 Rising Stars of the Academy” award by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, the 2007 Association of Black Psychologists’ Scholarship Award and the 2004 co-recipient of the Emerging Professional Award by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues of the American Psychological Association.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Cokley join our National Advisory Council,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “His expertise in African American psychology will be an asset to the foundation.”
Cokley earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and his master’s in counselor education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.