Mary Aguilera

Assessment Coordinator/Instructor

Credentials

  • PhD
  • LPC (OR)
  • NCC
  • ACS

Specialty

Clinical practice; program assessment

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Counselor Development
  • Supervision
  • Group Counseling
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Abraham Cazares-Cervantes

Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD

Specialty

School Counseling; clinical mental health counseling

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • K-12 Social Emotional support
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • School Counseling Supervision/Site-supervision and training
  • K-12 ELL support as SC
  • Acculturation impact in education

Cass Dykeman

Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD
  • NCC
  • NCSC
  • MAC
  • School Counselor Cert (WA)

Specialty

Counselor Education; Research; Academic Writing; Clinical Supervision

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Linguistics of Academic Writing
  • Secondary Analysis of Data
  • Online Teaching and Counseling Methods

Thomas Field

Associate Professor, Counseling Program Chair

Credentials

  • PhD
  • LMHC and LPC (MA, SD, VA, WA)

  • NCC

  • CCMHC

  • ACS

Specialty

Counselor Education; Research

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Integration of neuroscience into counseling practice
  • professional and social justice advocacy

April LaGue

Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD

Specialty

School Counseling

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • STEM Anxiety
  • Online Teaching Methods
  • School Counselor Advocacy
  • Technology infused Teaching and Learning
  • SEL in the Classroom

Arien Muzacz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD
  • NCC
  • LPC (OR)
  • LMHC (NY)
  • ACS

Specialty

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Addiction counseling
  • Sexuality, including attraction, behavior and identity, and health disparities
  • Multicultural counseling with a focus on older adults and LGB and T/GNC adolescents/adults
  • Supervision

Kok-Mun Ng

Professor, Core Faculty, Program Chair

Credentials

  • PhD
  • LPC (TX, NC)
  • ACS
  • NCC

Specialty

Clinical mental health counseling; couples and family counseling; PhD in Counselor Education

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Training, supervision, and professional identity and development of counselors
  • Theory and practice of couples and family counseling
  • Theory and practice of multicultural and social justice advocacy in counseling
  • Internationalization of counseling

Deborah Rubel

Associate Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD

Specialty

Counselor Education, Group Work, Research, Academic Writing

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Group work and supervision of group work
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Understanding counselor education in the higher education context
  • Mental health stigma among mental health professionals

Lisa L. Schulz

Clinical Associate Professor, Core Faculty

Credentials

  • PhD
  • LPC (GA)
  • NCC
  • ACS

Specialty

School counseling; clinical mental health counseling; counselor education, clinical practice, supervision

Research, teaching or practice focus

  • Dual identity development of bilingual/bicultural persons;
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse counseling processes;
  • Action research and qualitative research methods;
  • Contingent faculty experiences.