University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

February 18, 2005
Contact: Jan Blindauer, USA Office of Public Relations, 460-6639, 460-6211

Work of Fiction Published

Dr. Robert B. Hanks, University of South Alabama manager of the substance abuse program in Counseling and Testing Services, is the author of "No Higher Calling," a work of fiction published by PublishAmerica of Baltimore, Md. His first novel tells the story of the pastor of a large church in Mobile and his struggle when he decides to hire the first African American minister in the long history of his church.

Hanks holds a doctorate in education in mental health counseling from Auburn University, a master's in rehabilitation counseling from USA and his undergraduate degree in social science from Samford University. He is also the author of a number of professional publications and a member of the editorial board of Diabetes Forecast.


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