Jocelyn M Bennett-Garraway

Associate Professor of Counseling
Director of School Counseling

Jocelyn M Bennett-Garraway
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 246
Phone: 313-993-1227
Jocelyn M Bennett-Garraway
Areas of Expertise:


  • Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M. Ed., Pennsylvania State University


Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, teaches school counseling principles and practice, school counseling strategies and interventions, and group counseling courses and she directs the School Counseling program. Bennett-Garraway received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education, with a focus in secondary school counseling from the Pennsylvania State University.  Bennett-Garraway has 20 years' experience counseling adolescents and young adults in school, college, and clinical counseling settings with an emphasis on supporting under-served populations. Her counseling career began working with the Upward Bound program in Pennsylvania, which led to involvement in other high school career and college development programs. Bennett-Garraway’s research is focused on understanding the relationship between African American parenting style dimensions and career development and academic achievement. Her other research interests include adolescent career development, African American male development, and multicultural group dynamics. She joined the University in 2008.

    Current Research Interests

    Examination of relationship between school closures and mergers, depression and PTSD.


    Recent Publications

    Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (2014). Are parenting styles a significant factor in the academic and career development of African American high school students?  The Practitioner Scholar:  Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 3.


    Manuscripts Currently Under Review:

    Bennett-Garraway, J.M. (under review). Examination of the relationship amongst reading academic achievement, career decision making, and career commitment anxiety among African American high school students. Career Development Quarterly.


    External Funding

    Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (2014).  The Michigan College Access Network.  Funding award for new course development for school counseling students.  $10,000.


    Recent Refereed Presentations

    Bennett-Garraway, J.M. (November 2011). Examination of the Relationship Amongst Parenting, Academic Achievement, & Career Thoughts Processing Among African American High School Students. National Association of Multicultural Education International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.