Director, African American Male Research Initiative
Director, Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
Mental Health Specialist
B.S., Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana
M.A., Community Counseling, Howard University
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Howard University
Dr. Ryan Sutton is a Director with the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE), which is based in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. He directs two initiatives and spearheads mental health support for students within the center, while overseeing the personal development suite of the center.
Dr. Sutton holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University, where his research and clinical interest was rooted in academic and behavioral outcomes for students of color. He focuses his work around resiliency, mental health, trauma outcomes, and behavior. Prior to serving in his current role, Dr. Sutton performed forensic evaluations and therapy within the D.C. Superior Court system in Washington, D.C., focused primarily with children and youth.