Thomas J. Hernández

Professor & Chair, Department of Counselor Education
The College at Brockport

Thomas Hernández has served as a counselor, administrator, advisor, career counselor, and professor at colleges in the Western New York area for almost thirty years. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester in Philosophy and Psychology and subsequently completed his M.S. and Doctor of Education degrees at the same institution. Thomas’ doctoral dissertation, entitled, The Concept of Career of Latinas in the Higher Education Machine, had him focusing his efforts on an understanding of the conceptualization of “career” Puerto-Rican American women in colleges and the ultimate effect of this notion on the career development process. In addition to his role as a faculty member, Thomas has served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean for the School of Education and Human Services at the College at Brockport. Professionally, he is also a member of the American Counseling Association, The National Career Development Association, and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Thomas’ current research continues in areas of difference in the counseling process. Particularly of interest are issues of gender, culture, and disability in the social context in which we live. This includes a serious interest in the use of these conceptual notions in our society, and thus in our practice as counselors, and counselor educators. Thomas has taught courses in Career Counseling, Career Development Concepts, Individual Counseling Concepts, The Organization and Administration of Higher Education, and Psychopathology.