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Nelson O. O. Zounlome, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
229 Dickey Hall

Nelson O. O. Zounlome (he/him), Ph.D., is a first-generation college student, child of immigrants, and native of South Bend, IN. He is also a former McNair Scholar, Ford Foundation Fellow, Herman B. Wells Graduate Fellow, Counseling Psychologist, and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. His program of research focuses on examining the impact of intersectional oppression on groups with marginalized identities & creating culturally relevant interventions to enhance their well-being. Within this framework, he studies academic persistence, mental wellness, and sexual violence prevention to promote holistic healing among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Sociology, a Master’s degree in Learning Science-Educational Psychology Track, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. Dr. Zounlome is dedicated to helping BIPOC communities liberate themselves and achieve their wildest dreams.