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About Edward Cannon

I grew up near Washington, DC, the youngest of five children, and have lived on the East Coast for just about all of my life. For four years, I taught in the Department of Counseling at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Now that I live in Denver, I am discovering all of the wonderful things the city has to offer. People here are friendlier and more laid back than they are in Washington, DC! I also enjoy the fact that I can bike to work.

Being from a large Irish family definitely made me interested in what makes people tick. I have always been fascinated by the power of relationships and the central role they play in our lives. I currently work in the Counseling program, teaching classes in the clinical mental health counseling concentration. I was actually a French major during my undergraduate studies. I wanted to join the Foreign Service and travel the world. But after teaching French for a couple of years, I realized that I was more interested in my students' lives and well-being than teaching them verbs.

I received my PhD from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I am a history buff, and that area of the country is full of Revolutionary War and Civil War history. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked as a counselor in the public mental health sector with adults, children, and families. The most challenging and rewarding aspect of my job was conducting civil commitment evaluations. My specializations during my PhD program were family -school collaboration, and addictions. I was also fortunate to direct a family counseling center during that time. The New Horizons Family Counseling Center is the product of a long-standing collaboration between the Counselor Education Program at the College of William & Mary and regional school districts in Williamsburg and the surrounding area. Students in the public school systems are referred for family counseling that is provided by master's and doctoral students who are completing clinical internships in the family counseling emphasis.


Present Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 | National Mentor Award [Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling]
  • 2012 | School Service Award [School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver]
  • 2011 | National Division Service Award [American Counseling Association]
  • 2008 & 2009 | ACA, Best State Journal [Virginia Counselors Journal (Co-Editor, years 2006-2009)]
  • 2004 | Kevin Geoffroy Memorial Fellowship [College of William and Mary]
  • 2000 | Harmon Family Scholarship [College of William and Mary]
  • 1999 | The John and Artis Wherry Scholarship [College of William and Mary]
  • 2016 Outstanding Ally Award



2005 PhD, College of William and Mary ‐ Counselor Education and Supervision
2000 M.Ed., College of William and Mary ‐ Community & Addictions Counseling
1989 B.A., College of William and Mary ‐ French Language & Literature

Contact Information

University of Colorado Denver
School of Education and Human Development
P.O. BOX 173364
Campus Box 106
Denver, CO 80217-3364