Wayne State University

James Fortune

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Office Phone

313-993-8242

Biography

James Fortune, academic advisor, received his MA in counseling from Oakland University and is a licensed counselor at the state and national level. Prior to joining the department, he worked in the mental health field for six years, educating communities about mental health and advocating for those suffering from a mental illness. For his work, he was honored by the Mental Illness Research Association and the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He also earned an MLA in sociology from University of Pennsylvania while serving as video director for Penn Athletics, and was on staff for multiple Ivy League championship teams. In 2006, Fortune was recognized as Division 1-AA Video Director of the Year by the College Sports Video Association. His career in video editing and production began during his undergraduate career at College of the Holy Cross while working as video coordinator and student coach for the football team. He received his BA in economics from Holy Cross as well. His experience in the arts is not limited to video, as he also is an avid music blogger. His other personal interests include playing the guitar, running and fantasy football. His best advice for students is to live by the motto "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."