Professor of Counseling, School of Education Graduate Programs

Areas of Expertise 

Ethics and Law

Research Interests 

Ethics and Law

Professional Experience 

Dr. C. Emmanuel Ahia received his BA and MA from Wheaton College and his PhD from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He also received a JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law.  Ahia is a National Certified Counselor and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Ahia has published in the areas of mental health law, family legal issues, conflict resolution, and sociopolitical aspects of multicultural identity development. He is a past president of the New Jersey Association for Multicultural Counseling and has served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s committee on older persons’ legal affairs.

Dr. Ahia recently presented his paper on how mental-health ethical principles can inform public policy at the Oxford Round Table on Ethics and Law at Hertford College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.  The papers presented at the Oxford Round Table often become essential policy guides and best practices for a number of corporate, educational and governmental bodies, including the United Nations.

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