Faculty Spotlight: Michael Cohen, PhD

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Cohen, PhD

Michael Cohen PhD 

Michael Cohen, PhD is Director of Student Counseling, Disability Services Coordinator, and Thesis Advisor at Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC); and President of the Michael Cohen Group, LLC (MCG), an internationally renowned applied research and consulting firm. Dr. Cohen is a psychologist, clinician, researcher, and educator with forty years’ experience in the areas of mental health and post-secondary, adult & life-span learning & education.

Dr. Cohen has thirty years of experience in crisis response and communications. Recently, Dr. Cohen developed a new model for mental health and wellness services at Bennington College, providing a template for use by other colleges and universities.  Michael conducted a mental health needs assessment in Ukraine post-Chernobyl and developed the communications strategy to reopen the WTC after the 1993 terrorist bombing. In 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the WTC attack, Michael was a senior crisis communications consultant to the Mayor, the NYC Administration, the Commissioners of Health and Mental Health and the Board of Education Chancellor. Additionally, Dr. Cohen was Principal Investigator of the large-scale study “The Effects of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the Mental Health of Public-School Children.”

Dr. Cohen serves on the board of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), is widely published and a member of the American Psychological & Counseling Associations (APA & ACA). Dr. Cohen has taught at the Yale School of Management and the City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to establishing the Michael Cohen Group LLC (MCG), Dr. Cohen was President of Applied Research and Consulting LLC (ARC) and President of KRC Research Sawyer Miller Group. Dr. Cohen holds a PhD in psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Professional Description

Michael Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist, clinician, researcher, and educator with forty years’ experience in the areas of mental health, childhood development, and post-secondary, adult & life-span learning & education. Dr Cohen has conducted both applied and basic studies and his interests include the development and application of research methods in the social sciences.