The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has selected 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.
Cokley has expertise in African American psychology, and has published more than 35 articles and book chapters in his field. He currently serves as 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.
“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.”
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.