Andre, a husband and father of 3 children, is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University. Andre received his Associates degree from Grand Rapids Community College, his Bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University and his Masters degree from Western Michigan University.
Andre currently serves as a counselor and Assistant Professor at GRCC. Andre’s personal research interests include: 1). The Effects of Systemic Racism on the Academic Achievement of Adolescent Aged African American Males and 2). The Effects of Negative Messages in Music on the Identity Development African American Males. Andre believes that counseling is an effective platform for producing within an individual: a system of thinking, feeling, and behaving that will empower a person to overcome the personal, familial, and societal challenges they may be encountering on their life journey.
CLS 100 Introduction to College: New Student Experience