Dr. Don Redmond

Associate Professor of Counseling
Department of Counseling
Director, Center for the Study of Narrative

Don Redmond


  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
  • M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Virginia, 2007

Don Redmond is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Mercer and Director of The Center for the Study of Narrative (CSN) at the College of Professional Advancement. He has 25 years of human service experience including counseling and administrative roles with Hillside Hospital in Atlanta and the Fresh Air Fund in New York – both of which serve at-risk youth.

Dr. Redmond developed an interest in Narrative Theory and Positive Psychology while working with these and other vulnerable populations. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill, and his doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia.


Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Courses taught

Lifespan Development, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, Career Counseling, Qualitative Research, and Narrative Theory

Areas of specialization

Human Development, Narrative Theory and Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling/Vocational Analysis, and Assessment, Study Abroad

Leadership positions in the profession/discipline

Dr. Redmond is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Narrative at Mercer University and co-chair of the 10th Narrative Matters Conference/Narrative Matters 2021, and co-leader and co-founder of Mercer in Holland (Leiden) Study Abroad.

Research or professional interests

Narrative Theory and Therapy, Vocational Assessment, Study Abroad

Research with students or opportunities for students to assist or become involved in scholarship

Qualitative Research, Narrative and Phenomenological Analysis

Recent publications

Redmond, D. (2017). “Ethical and legal issues in adolescent residential treatment, adolescent groups, and working with SEBD populations” in “The Ethics of Counseling Children and Adolescents” Sartor, T.A., McHenry, W. & McHenry, J. Eds.

Redmond, D. (2014). “Life is Good: A Narrative Approach to Gerontological Interventions.” Narrative Matters, Jun 2014, Paris, France.

Awards or recognitions

2016 College of Professional Advancement (formerly Penfield) Teaching Excellence Award

Contact Dr. Redmond

Atlanta Administration and Conference Center
Suite 358