PhD, MA, University of New Mexico; MA, BA, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Counselor pedagogy, ethics, intersectionality, multiculturalism and social justice initiatives, theories of counseling in contemporary society
BackgroundDr. Trahan is a strong advocate for multiculturalism and social justice. He specializes in multicultural counseling, with an emphasis on advocating for historically marginalized groups and/or individuals. His scholarly work focuses on the integration of counseling theories, multicultural issues, and ethical decision-making processes, which has led to the publication of several articles and nationwide presentations addressing such issues. His pedagogical practices consist of concepts based upon culturally responsive teaching and leadership. Dr. Trahan endeavors to assist his students with developing the competencies required to examine, address, and resolve issues in their communities with a critical lens. This same critical lens is the driving force behind his advocacy for social change. Dr. Trahan became a contributing faculty member at Walden University in 2014.