Areas of Expertise
I embrace culture-centered approaches to teaching, research, and counseling. My research focuses on intersectionality of identity, traumatic stress, and health outcomes with an emphasis on marginalized social identity groups. I am specifically interested in the ways in which culturally diverse, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people negotiate their identities and manage their health.
Ph.D. Counselor Education – Mental Health Counseling
University of Florida
M.S. Health - Addiction and Mental Health Counseling
University of North Florida
University of Florida
Dr. Wynn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH6181), a Qualified Supervisor, and a Certified Addictions Professional (1610) in the State of Florida. He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (612313). For 20 years, prior to joining the faculty at UNF, he held clinical and administrative positions in addictions treatment, community mental health, private industry, and university counseling center settings. Dr. Wynn maintains a limited private practice and is an experienced consultant and trainer.
University of North Florida, Division of Academic Affairs
Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS) Award (2014)
University of North Florida, Division of Academic Affairs
Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award (2012)
University of North Florida, Division of Student and International Affairs
Excellence Award for Diversity (2008-2009)
Achievement Award for Promoting and Supporting Diversity (2004 – 2005)
LGBT Advisory Committee, ElderSource Jacksonville
Scholarship Committee, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Jacksonville
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member and Backup Faculty Advisor
Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter - International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society
Grants and Contracts Awarded
Jobli, E., Wilburn, S., & Wynn, R. (2013). $38,503. We Care Jacksonville grant for an evaluation study of patient quality of life and level of satisfaction with services.
Wynn, R. & Wilburn, S. (2011). $5,000. University of North Florida Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Research Grant for a study on the Metrotown Institute (OneJax, Inc.).
Crookham, D., Miller, R., Wynn, R., Webb, K., & Davis, A. (2010). $2,400. University of North Florida Parents Association Program Development Grant for the development of the course, Intergroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations; a collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Education.
Publications & Presentations
Miller, R., Wynn, R.D., & Webb, K. (in press). Queering disability in higher education: Views from the intersections. In E. Kim & K.C. Aquino (Eds.), Disability as diversity in higher education: Policies and practices to enhance student success.
Miller, R., Wynn, R.D., & Webb, K. (in press). Complicating coming out: Disclosing disability, gender, and sexuality in higher education. In S. Kerschbaum, Eisenman, & Jones (Eds.), Negotiating disability: Disclosure and higher education.
Merten, J.W., Pomeranz, J.L., King, J.L., Moorhouse, M., & Wynn, R. (2015). Barriers to cancer screening for people with disabilities: A scoping review. Disability and Health.
Wynn, R., Filmore, J., & Paladino, D. (2014). Cultural considerations: Helping gay men, teens, and boys integrate a racial and sexual identity. In M. Kocet (Ed.), Counseling gay men, adolescents, & boys: A strengths-based resource guide for helping professionals and educators. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Miller, R. & Wynn, R. (2011). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender college student development: Research and practice. In A. Brooks, A.L. Vorreyer, & B. Gambino (Eds.), Student affairs for all seasons and reasons (pp. 124-133). Columbus, Ohio: The Administrator’s Bookshelf.
Wynn, R., Wilburn, S., & West-Olatunji, C. (2010). Multiculturalism and conflict transformation: Practitioner and client working together. In Candice Carter (Ed.), Conflict resolution and peace education: Transformations across disciplines (pp. 7-32). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wynn, R. & West-Olatunji, C. (2009). Use of culture-centered counseling theory with ethnically diverse LGBT clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 3(3/4), 198-214. doi: 10.1080/15538600903317218
Wynn, R. & West-Olatunji, C. (2008). Culture-centered case conceptualization using NTU psychotherapy with an African American gay male client. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 2(4), 308-325. doi: 10.1080/15538600802501995
Wynn, R., Hart, A., Wilburn, S., Weaver, D. & Wilburn, K. (2008). The impact of a multicultural training program on adolescents’ understanding of cultural awareness. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 3, http://www.wtamu.edu/journal/multiculturalism-in-education.aspx
LGBTQ students with disabilities from high school to graduate school: An intersectional approach (2016)
(Guthman Kahn, L., Miller, R., Bell, A., & Wynn, R.D.)
Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
Race and ethnicity in spiritual & psychological counseling (2016)
Community response panel moderator. Baptist Behavioral Health and Jacksonville University.
Duval County Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) – 2015 LGB data (2016)
Presenter and breakout facilitator, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL.
Complicating coming out: Intersections of gender, disability, and sexuality (2016)
University of North Florida, LGBT Resource Center, Jacksonville, FL.
Through the looking glass: The intersectionality of racism, homonegativity, and other “isms” (2015)
(Filmore, J. & Wynn, R.D.)
American Counseling Association (ACA) annual convention, Orlando, FL.
Culture and mental health. Unlocking the pieces: Community mental health in Northeast Florida inquiry (2014)
Resource speaker, Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
Putting Theory Into Practice: Integration of Counseling Skills and Theories Courses (2015, 2014)
(Indelicato, N. A., George, W. N., Wynn, R. D.)
University of North Florida Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium (STARS).
The 65th Florida Counseling Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
Outcomes of a Multicultural Training Program for Youth (2012)
(Wynn, R., Wilburn, S.T., Weaver, D.M., King, S., Lockhart, N., Thomas, A., Wilburn, J.)
Paper presented at the 63rd Florida Counseling Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
Metrotown Institute: A Multicultural Training Program for Youth (2012)
(Wynn, R., Wilburn, S.T., King, S., Lockhart, N., Thomas, A., Weaver, D.M., Wilburn, J.)
Paper presented at the 10th Annual Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Assessment and Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
The Intersection of Ethno-Cultural Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Traumatic Stress in Adult African American Gay Men (2012)
(Wynn, R. & West-Olatunji, C.)
Poster Session: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Intersection of Ethno-Cultural Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Traumatic Stress in Adult African American Gay Men (2011/ 2010)
2nd Annual Public Health Symposium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Minority AIDS Coalition, Jacksonville, Florida
Duval County Department of Health and Jacksonville Black Pride
Sexual Battery Conference, Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. Gainesville, Florida
Increasing Diverse Faculty: Standards and Best Practices (2010)
(West-Olatunji, C. & Wynn, R.)
University of Florida, College of Education, Gainesville, FL.
The Transgender Experience: Understanding Identity and Well-Being of a Hidden Minority (2009)
Sexual Battery Conference, Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women, Gainesville, FL.
Enlarging Your Circle: African American Parenting Involvement in Education (2009)
(Rush, C., Wynn, R., Majuta, A., Shannonhouse, L)
Poster session, American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
Multiculturalism and Conflict Transformation: Practitioner and Client Working Together (2007)
(Wynn, R. & Wilburn, S.)
Paper presented at A Symposium on Conflict Transformation: Theory and Practice for Peace in Troubled Times, University of North Florida. Jacksonville.
Out of the School Closet (2005)
(Serwatka, T. & Wynn, R.)
Pre-conference institute, The National Association for Multicultural Education, Atlanta, GA.
Embracing the Rainbow… An Experience in Diversity (2004)
The 4th Annual Southeast Regional Gay Men’s Health Summit, Jacksonville, FL.
Using Performance for Peacework (2003)
(Patterson, P. & Wynn, R.)
The National Association of Drama Therapists annual conference, San Francisco, CA.