GCNYC faculty are scholars and practitioners in business and social impact. Accomplished professionals in their fields, they enhance the teaching and learning of theoretical information by bringing to bear real-world contemporary first-hand experience. And students benefit from a 5 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio, building strong relationships with their professors who become thesis advisors and life-long mentors.
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 communications. 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.