Jocelyn M Bennett-Garraway

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. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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

    STEM Education and Diversity

    Clinical Supervision – Internship and Licensure; Black Male Clinical Supervision

    Black Male Development

    School Closures & Mergers

    Parent Education



    Recent Publications

    Pickover, S., Golomb, S., & Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (2017). The Challenge of Mandated Child Abuse Reporting. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5, 60-72.

    Golomb, S., Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J. M., & Bartucci, G. (2016). Mandated reporting: A guide for graduate educators of mental health professionals. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5, 60-72.

    Bennett-Garraway, J. M., Langley, N., & Chaffin, K. (2016). School closures and mergers: A business transaction leading to human capital loss. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5, 7-19


    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

    Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Broadening Participation in STEM: Collaborative Broadening Participation Research Mini-Grants Program. $5,000 to fund research and data collection support for the Detroit Mercy iDraw program during the 2021-2022 academic years.

    National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM; 2020-2025).  Team member & Evaluator (PI: Shadi Banitaan). $999,976 to the College of Engineering and Science to fund scholarships and support services to underrepresented students 2021-2025.



    Recent Refereed Presentations

    Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J. M., & Golomb, S. (October 2015). Training culturally competent mandated reporters. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Convention, Philadelphia, PA