Mykal Leslie, PhD, LPC, CRC is a faculty member in the Rehabilitation Counseling program. A nationally certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed professional counselor in Ohio, Mykal received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marietta College, his master’s degree in Clinical and Rehabilitation Counseling from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. at Kent State University in Counselor Education and Supervision.
He has served as a counselor in clinical and vocational rehabilitation settings where he provided services to adults and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, including providing counseling for individuals diagnosed with a variety of substance use and psychiatric disorders. He also has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, where he counseled and provided vocational services for adults with a wide range of neurological, physical, sensory, and psychiatric disabilities.
Mykal was previously a research assistant for the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State, where he has authored and co-authored research publications and textbook chapters spanning the topics of emerging disabilities, workplace accommodations, and employment concerns of people with neurological disorders, specifically Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury. His research interests include neurological disabilities, substance use disorders, disabilities and aging, transition issues of students with mental and physical disabilities, psychosocial adjustment to disability, and workplace discrimination experiences of Americans with disabilities. Mykal has presented research findings locally, regionally, and on a national level. He is a board member-at-large for the Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA).