The Ohio State University at Marion


Guest Speaker Dr. Alexander

Guest Speaker Dr. Dennis J. Alexander will be talking about the challenges of being African American in the current climate of our country. Feb 22 12:30-1:30 in the Guthery Community Room on the 2nd floor of Maynard Hall. Free food will be provided!

Dr. Alexander is a native of California but came to Ohio in 1977 for graduate studies after completing his undergraduate BA degree in Psychology and Religion at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Ohio State University in 1985 and has been licensed as a Psychologist for 32+ years. He has worked at the OSU counseling center for the last 31 years and has served in various administrative capacities while there. He was a founding member of the committees that founded (BART) Bias Assessment and Response, the Younkin Success Center - Housing the office of Student Athlete Support Services and the African American Male Resource Center on campus. He also serves on the Sanction Review committee for OSU Athletics reviewing appeals for student athletes. He also has worked as a consulting psychologist for Denison University, Project Linden, Inc., Southeast MH Inc., Neighborhood House Inc., Columbus Area MH Inc., W.A.I.T and F.O.L.U.K.E. - residential drug and alcohol treatment programs. He also operates a small private practice and takes referrals from numerous agencies throughout the greater Columbus community. He has served on several local boards in the community, Southeast MH Inc. Harding Hospital, and Mental Health America of Franklin County, and various partnerships and initiatives throughout Franklin County and on the OSU campus. He is currently the Co-Chair for Education and Training with the National Association of Black Psychologists and serves on their Board of Directors. In 2015 an award was named in his honor that annually goes to the undergraduate African American male student that best exemplifies the Spirit of Service from the office of the Bell National Resource Center for African American Males. He has been married for 25 years and is a proud father, step-father and grandfather and enjoys computer programming, electronics, woodworking and engaging in several outdoors activities in his spare time.