Assistant Professor Maia Hoskin, Ph.D., joins LMU School of Education this fall for the next two years. She will be teaching in and providing leadership for SOE school counseling programs.
“Dr. Hoskin is going to be such an asset to our counseling programs and the SOE. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to our new community member,” said Michelle D. Young, Dean, SOE.
Maia Niguel Hoskin, earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Clinical Supervision at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and has over seven years school and mental health counseling experience.
Her scholarship explores how popular culture, social media, and mediated images of people of color impact various mental health challenges among minoritized persons such as depression, anxiety, and racial battle fatigue. She is also interested in examining how mediated images of the black community perpetuate systemic racism and antiblack racism.
Dr. Hoskin is passionate about training multiculturally conscious counselors on how to utilize culturally safe and relevant interventions with marginalized student populations and has taught courses such as Multicultural Counseling, Group Counseling, Crisis Counseling, and Counseling Theories.
Hoskin has found that individual acts of racism and discrimination are a result of what we think we know about others rather than what we do not know about others. “We are all interconnected, I’m a firm believer in the transformative power of truth, education, empathy, and kindness. Once we are made aware of our cultural identities, we can take active steps to shift our perspectives.”
Hoskin’s goal is to make an impact through her research, workshops, writing, and teaching to help those who have been silenced to find their voice and others to learn how to direct their privilege toward intentional and meaningful ways to promote equity and inclusion.