PhD, Director of Counseling
Marcus Hotaling, Ph.D received his bachelor’s degree from Alfred University in 1995 and his doctorate in counseling psychology in 2001 from the University at Albany. He completed his doctoral internship at the Northampton Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and UMass Amherst’s Counseling Center.
Since graduating, Marcus has worked in a variety of higher educational settings, starting his career as the Assistant Director at University of Albany’s Career Development Center in 2001 before joining Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a psychologist and Outreach Coordinator in 2003. He has been the Counseling Center Director at Union since July 2007.
Marcus is active in local and national psychological organizations, serving as the Mental Health Chair and Secretary for the American College Health Association in 2009 and 2001 respectively. Additionally, Marcus serves as the secretary for the Capital Region Alcohol and Other Drug Consortium and the mental health chair for the New York State College Health Association. His research and professional presentations have focused on social networking and its impact on professional ethics and generational differences, in addition to researching and presenting on mental health trends and medication use and abuse.