Michelle Ghoston

Assistant Professor

Michelle Ghoston

Research and Special Interests

Social justice; cultural awareness and competency; threat assessment; integration of behavioral health care; broaching; need for post-master’s experience


  • Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • M.Ed. in Community Counseling, Lynchburg College, 2005
  • BA in Sociology, University of Virginia, 1994

Counseling Experience

  • Private practice, Spokane, WA 2013-2017
  • Part-time counselor, Lynchburg College Counseling Center, Lynchburg, VA 2010-2012
  • Part-time counselor, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA 2006-2012

Professional Service

  • Advisory board – Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, 2017-Present
  • Advisory board – City University Master of Arts in Counseling, 2016-Present
  • Reviewer – American Counseling Association, 2013-Present
  • Previous chair – Diversity and Society Justice Committee (GU), 2015-2017
  • Previous faculty advisor – Gamma Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Chapter (GU) 2014- 2017


I enjoy time with family and friends and also watching and attending sporting events, especially football and basketball. Traveling has also become a recent interest of mine. I’m proud and excited to be a Demon Deacon!