Keith completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Mercer University (Atlanta) in December 2016. He taught as an adjunct instructor for over 6 years. He has practiced in the mental health profession for more than 14 years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is the former Co-Chair for the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Committee and was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Military & Government Counseling Association (MGCA). He also owns a private practice where he works with and advocates for combat veterans and others who have experienced trauma. Research interests include trauma, Motivational Interviewing as a supervisory model, veterans, combat PTSD, counseling ethics, and secondary traumatic stress. He began his new full-time academic post with Richmont Graduate University in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling.