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Clarence D. Merckerson, PhD, LPC-S, CRC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Merckerson has a BS degree in Marketing and World Business from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. From there he received an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling while attending Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Merckerson received a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, in addition to being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Dr. Merckerson has several years of experience in rehabilitation and mental health counseling in private practice, inpatient, and outpatient facilities. His clinical experience includes counseling children, families, and adults. Dr. Merckerson specializes in addiction and trauma-related issues. His research focus is perceptions, particularly hiring managers’ perceptions toward hiring people with disabilities. More recently, Dr. Merckerson has been involved with HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder research as a Co-PI on Project PEER, a partnership between Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College-Baton Rouge campus (SUBR) and The University of Iowa to develop and implement a culturally responsive, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and substance use disorders (SUDs) prevention program for African American youth and young adults.

Clarence D. Merckerson
Clarence D. Merckerson

Curriculum Vitae