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George McMahon

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services (Professional Counseling)

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Office Location

422 J Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • The Ecological Model of School Counseling
  • Data Driven School Cousneling
  • Privilege and Educational Equity
  • Group Work

Research Interests

  • Ecological Participatory Action Research in Schools
  • School Counselor leadership and advocay to promote educational equity
  • Ecological Assessment of Student Needs

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Primary focus of research is using the Ecological Model of School Counseling as a foundation for working collaboratively with schools and districts to develop comprehensive assessments of student needs and design, implement, and evaluate collaborative, participatory action research projects based on the identified needs of the schools. Other research areas include school counselors as leaders, advocates, and collaborative change agents; privilege and ally identity construction; and group work process and outcomes in schools.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Counseling Psychology University of Georgia 2004
MEd School Counseling University of Virginia 1996
BA Psychology University of the South - Sewanee 1992