Brandon Keene-Orton

Brandon Keene-Orton (no photo)

Assistant Professor

School of Counseling

Academic Credentials

B.S. in Psychology (Central Michigan University); M.A. in Counseling (Central Michigan University); Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (Wayne State University, Candidate)


Mr. Brandon Keene-Orton received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as his Master of Arts in Counseling, from Central Michigan University. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Wayne State University, completing his dissertation on distance-learning instructional modalities in counseling.

Brandon is a Michigan native, where he continues to serve Flint, MI., as a counselor and consultant and brings several years of clinical mental health and supervision experience to Marymount University. His clinical experience consists of serving kids, teens, adults, and couples in community mental health and private practice settings. Brandon has served as an Interim Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor since 2018. He continues to stay involved in the counseling profession through membership and service through ACA; ACES; NCACES; ACSSW; AMCD; AARC; CSI, MCA; and MACES.

Teaching Areas

Career Development Counseling; Theories in Counseling; Crisis and Trauma; Counseling Skills; Practicum; Internship; Consultation in Counseling; Advanced Diagnosis; Psychopathology

Research Interests

Mentorship; Instructional modalities; Counseling student development; Cultural competence; Game-based learning


Pietrantoni, Z., Hennig, J., Schindelar, L., Totten, J., & Keene-Orton, B. R. (2019). Game-based learning in counselor education: Strategies for counselor training. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(2).


Phone: 703-908-7624