UMass Boston

Carroy Ferguson

Wheatley Hall Floor 04

Areas of Expertise

Clinical psychology; evolution of consciousness, energy, and belief systems; human relations; race relations; organizational development; social justice; self-empowerment; multicultural dynamics


PhD, Psychology, Boston College
MA, Psychology, Boston College
BA, Psychology, Bowdoin College

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Carroy Ferguson is a tenured faculty member who has been teaching at UMass Boston since 1979. A practicing clinical psychologist, he co-founded two organizations, Interculture, Inc. and Associates in Human Understanding. He incorporates his experience in clinical psychology and counseling into his instructional activities by aiming to assist students in better understanding themselves as learners by examining their own personal circumstances, particular situations, and socio-cultural influences. Professor Ferguson has consulted for General Learning Corporation; A. L. Nellum & Associates; Charles Hamilton & Associates; and has led workshops on topics involving personal growth, social change, social justice, organizational development, human relations, race relations, and multi-cultural dynamics.  He has served on a number of boards (e.g., Association for Humanistic Psychology; The Dimock Center; The Institute for Humanistic Psychology; and others).

In 2006, he was the first African American elected president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP), an international association to give voice to "ordinary people with an extraordinary vision for a more conscious and humane global society."  He served for an unprecedented five terms as president of AHP and continues as co-president. Professor Ferguson also serves as associate editor of The Journal of Humanistic Psychology.