Dr. Erik Hines
Dr. Erik M. Hines is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems within the College of Education at the Florida State University as well as the coordinator of the Counselor Education Program and School Counseling Track. Dr. Hines prepares graduate students to be professional school counselors. His research agenda focuses on: (a) college and career readiness for Black males; (b) parental involvement and its impact on academic achievement for students of color; and (c) improving and increasing postsecondary opportunities for first generation, low-income, and students of color, particularly Black males. Additionally, his research agenda includes topics related to career exploration in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for students of color. Throughout his career, Dr. Hines has secured ongoing funding to study the college readiness, academic persistence, and career outcomes of Black males in both secondary and postsecondary settings. To this end, he has secured over $2.8 million in external and internal funding. He has accumulated over 60 publications, including his co-edited book, Equity-based Career Development and Postsecondary Transitions: An American Imperative. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional School Counseling, The High School Journal, and Urban Education. Equally important, Dr. Hines is an ACA Fellow and received the Al Dye award for co-editing the special issue, Group Work with African Americans Children and Adolescents published in The Journal for Specialist in Group Work.