George McMahon

Areas of Expertise

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


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

Academic Affiliations


  •  PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2004
    University of Georgia
  •  MEd in School Counseling, 1996
    University of Virginia
  •  BA in Psychology, 1992
    University of the South - Sewanee


 Aderhold Hall, 422 J
 404-725-3244 (mobile)

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.