Delarious Stewart

Delarious Stewart (no photo)

Adjunct Faculty


Academic Credentials



Considered by many as a “Voice of Reason and an Advocate for those who cannot speak up for themselves,” Dr. Delarious O. Stewart has dedicated his life to fighting for a fair and just society.

Dr. Stewart currently serves as Manager of School Psychology in the District of Columbia Public Schools and also provides mental health counseling in private practice.

Dr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Speech Communication, along with master’s degrees in counseling and educational leadership, all from Southern University and A&M College. He earned a specialist in school psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He also earned a specialist in education in special education and a Doctor of Education degree in educational psychology with a concentration in child development and a cognate in statistics from Jackson State University.

For more than twelve years, he has been providing a full range of mental health and psychological services, including screening, cognitive, personality, behavioral, psychosocial, and psychoeducational assessment, designing remedial educational programs, individual and group counseling with staff, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. Dr. Stewart’s experience has afforded him the opportunity to effectively work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to determine the address the needs of the client.

Dr. Stewart began his career in communications and media. His first professional job was working as a communications intern for a Louisiana State Representative. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree requirements, he worked in television news as a reporter and news anchor. After his stint in news, Dr. Stewart moved over to public relations. He was most honored to serve as Communications Director and Press Secretary for the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic member of Congress from Maryland. He also served as Director of Communications for the United States Congressional Black Caucus.

For more than 15 years, he worked in Mississippi as a leader school improvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, and special education. He has also worked as a full-time and adjunct faculty member in the areas of counseling, psychology, and educational leadership.

He has published academic and popular culture articles in the areas of adolescent behavior, special education, teaching Black boys to read, school discipline, and dyslexia. He served as a faculty research affiliate in the Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Stewart is a life member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, the Southern University Alumni Federation, and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, American Counseling Association, National Black Child Development Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

He is a licensed teacher in Mississippi. He is also a licensed school psychologist and school counselor. Additionally, Dr. Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia. He holds a national license in school psychology (NCSP) and counseling (NCC).

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Research Interests

The intersectionality of hip hop and behavior of children and adolescents, Black men and mental health, and training Black men in mental health


  • Mizelle, N., Maiden, J.L., Grady, J.C., Stewart, D.O. & Sutton, B. (2020). Cultural mistrust and counseling: A review of factors impacting African American males. Research Journal of Education, 6(8), 128-134. Stewart, D., Maiden, J., & Mizelle, N. (2020).
  • Violent and angry in the age of hip-hop: Exploring the relationship between and the music. Journal of Liberal Arts and Humanities, 1(8), 18-25. Maiden, J., Mizelle, N., Nichols, B., & Stewart, D. (2020).
  • The impact of microaggressions on men of color in graduate counseling programs. International Journal of Social Policy and Education, 2(5), 57-66. Mizelle, N., Maiden, J.L., Stewart, D.O. (2020).
  • Addressing racial disparities in mental health for African American males, International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, 7(7), 199-205. Stewart, D., Davidson, S. & Arnold-Brunson, R. (2012).
  • A pedagogy of promise: The role of culturally relevant pedagogy in improving academic success in African American students. Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research, 2(1). Retrieved from[]=28. D. Stewart. (2012, June 8).
  • We are our child’s first teacher [Web blog post]. Retrieved from Stewart, D. (2011).
  • A Pedagogy of Promise: The role of culturally relevant pedagogy in improving academic success in African American students. In. T. Latiker & E. Kincaid (Eds.), 2011
  • Ruth Searcy Literacy Conference Monograph. Jackson, MS, 44-66. Stewart, D. (2011). Adolescent’s exposure to rap and hip hop music: Exploring developmental pathways to antisocial behavior. The Journal of Education and Social Justice, 1, 43-57.


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