Christian Chan

Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department 

Assistant Professor
Office: 215 Curry Building
Phone: (336) 517-7564

Research Interest

  • Intersectionality
  • Multiculturalism in Counselor Education, Supervision, and Counseling Practice
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Critical Research Methodologies
  • Career Development
  • Couple, Family, and Group Modalities with Socialization/Communication of Cultural Factors


  • PhD, Counseling, The George Washington University
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The George Washington University
  • BA, Psychology, Computer Applications, Minor: Theology, The University of Notre Dame


  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)


Christian D. Chan (he, him, his), PhD, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNC Greensboro, Past-President of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), and a proud Queer Person of Color. As a scholar-activist, his interests revolve around intersectionality; effects of oppression and trauma, especially race-based trauma, on counseling, career, and educational pathways; social justice and activism; and communication/socialization of cultural factors in couple, family, and group modalities. Dedicated to mentorship for leaders and scholars, he has actively contributed to over 59 peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and edited volumes and has conducted over 145 refereed presentations at the national, regional, and state levels. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling.

Link to Dr. Chan’s CV



Chan, C. D., & Howard, L. C. (2020). When queerness meets intersectional thinking: Revolutionizing parallels, histories, and contestations. Journal of Homosexuality, 67(3), 346-366.

Fullen, M. C., Gorby, S., Chan, C. D., Dobmeier, R. A., & Jordan, J. (2019). The current state of gerontological counseling research: A 26-year content analysis. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(4), 387-397.

Storlie, C. A., Chan, C. D., & Vess, L. (2019). Examining positive youth development in diverse youth through the future career autobiography. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 5(2), 189-203.

Chan, C. D., Henesy, R. K., & Erby, A. N. (2019). Towards praxis, promise, and futures of intersectionality in multimethod counseling research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 10(1), 12-18.

Miller, R. M., Chan, C. D., & Farmer, L. B. (2018). Interpretative phenomenological analysis: A contemporary qualitative approach. Counselor Education and Supervision, 57(4), 240-254.

Chan, C. D., & Erby, A. N. (2018). A critical analysis and applied intersectionality framework with intercultural queer couples. Journal of Homosexuality, 65(9), 1249-1274.

Chan, C. D. (2018). Families as transformative allies to trans youth of color: Positioning intersectionality as analysis to demarginalize political systems of oppression. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 14(1-2), 43-60.

Chan, C. D., Cor, D. N., & Band, M. P. (2018). Privilege and oppression in counselor education and supervision: An intersectionality framework. The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 46(1), 58-73.