Kenlana Ferguson

Dr. Kenlana Ferguson is Director of Counseling and Interim Managing Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College.  She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. For the past 17 years she has worked as a clinician in the criminal justice system, private practice, community mental health, and college counseling. Outside of Kalamazoo College, Dr. Ferguson teaches courses on diversity and ethics and substance use theory in the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) program at Western Michigan University. She also facilitates trainings on cultural humility, understanding bias and human behavior, microaggressions, and engaging across differences for educational institutions, businesses, county government offices, and healthcare providers. Dr. Ferguson recently helped establish the Kalamazoo Black & Brown Therapy Collective, an initiative that aims help individuals heal from racial trauma and eliminate mental health barriers by connecting BIPOC individuals with BIPOC mental health clinicians and providing funding for therapy. She is a member of the local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., enjoys sewing, machine embroidery, thrift shopping, and spending time with family. She and her husband, Reggie Sr., have one son Reggie Jr., who is a developing violinist.