Kevin Cokley, is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. Dr. Cokley’s research and teaching can be broadly categorized in the area of African American psychology. He has recently been elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association for his contributions to ethnic minority psychology and counseling psychology. He was identified among the top twenty contributors to the Journal of Counseling Psychology between 1999-2009, and among the top ten contributors to multicultural psychology journals between 1994 and 2007. He is the recipient of the 2009 Charles and Shirley Thomas Award for mentoring ethnic minority students by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the 2008 “10 Rising Stars of the Academy” award by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and the 2007 Association of Black Psychologists’ Scholarship Award.