Mickeal Pugh Jr.


Doctoral Student
Counseling Program

Research Lab

Social Justice in Health Lab

Faculty Adviser

Paul Perrin, Ph.D.

I completed my bachelor's degree in psychology at Lebanon Valley College in 2015 with a minor in philosophy, and my master's degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2017. I joined the counseling psychology doctoral program at VCU in the fall of 2017. My interests lie in dismantling racial discrimination in psychological services. These manifestations are often present in homogenous research samples, culturally biased assessment and diagnostic tools, and multiculturally insensitive treatment. Thus, I aim to incorporate culturally relevant psychological data with critical race theory in order to address the various implications of marginalization.