University Profiles

Brian Cole

Brian P. Cole, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Practicum Coordinator

Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy


Dr. Cole's research focuses on Men & Masculinity, clinical applications of Positive Psychology, & Post-Traumatic Growth.

Dr. Cole received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. He completed his doctoral internship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Counseling Center where he received specialized training in projective assessment and multicultural issues in psychological assessment.

Dr. Cole’s research interests include the areas of men and masculinity (e.g., mental health, gender socialization, and help-seeking behaviors) and clinical applications of positive psychology (e.g., hope and well-being therapy, positive social media, and strength based-counseling) with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice. Dr. Cole is an active member of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17), the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (APA Division 51), the American Men's Studies Association, and the International Positive Psychology Association. Dr. Cole also serves as the Practicum Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program and is currently pursuing licensure in New York and New Jersey.



  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

Academic Distinctions

  • 2013-Present: Research Representative- APA Society of Counseling Psychology Section on Positive Psychology 
  • 2012: Student Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology; APA Division 17 Section on Positive Psychology



Office Phone
(973) 275-2742


Office Location
Room 315
Jubilee Hall


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