Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology

Degrees Offered

  • Master of arts in counseling (CACREP-Accredited)
  • Master of science in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling (CACREP-Accredited)
  • Doctor of philosophy in counseling psychology (APA-Accredited)

Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology offers three graduate programs. These are the master of arts program in counseling, with specializations in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling; the master of science program in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, an e-campus program; and the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology.

The key unifying component in all of our programs is “counseling.” The American Counseling Association (ACA) defines professional counseling as “the application of mental health, psychological, or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systematic intervention strategies, that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology.”

These interrelated fields all hold great promise in the job market and for your life. Professionals who make their careers in these fields are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. We support their learning in many ways—through classroom activities, research, and service learning.



  • Jeffrey A. Daniels - Ph.D. (University of Nebraska)
    Chair, Professor, Counseling Psychology, Global Hostage-taking, Averting Lethal School Violence, Violence Prevention


  • Margaret K. Glenn - Ed.D.,CRC (George Washington University)
    Program Coordinator, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Rehabilitation, Complementary and Alternative Approaches in Rehabilitation, Meditation Practices.

Associate professors

  • Ed Jacobs - Ph.D. (Florida State University)
    Coordinator of the Master's Degree Program in Counseling, Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling, Group Counseling, Marriage and Family
  • Monica Leppma - Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)
    Mental Health Counseling, Counseling in the School System, Counselor Development, Protective Factors, Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Christine J. Schimmel - Ed.D. (Marshall University)
    Assistant Department Chair, Counseling Fieldwork Coordinator, Coordinator of School Counseling, Counseling Master's Program, School Counseling Role, Creative Counseling, Group Counseling in Schools

Teaching Associate Professor

  • James W. Bartee - Ph.D. (University of Washington)
    Intermin Training Director, Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, Counseling Psychology in Multinational Settings, Psychology, Neuroscience and Spirituality, Professional Training and Development

Assistant professors

  • John Blake - Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation program outome, psychosocial issues, attachment, hope
  • George Mamboleo - Ph.D. (University of Arizona)
    Rehabilitation Counseling, attitudes toward disability, disability accommodation, employment outcomes for individuals with chronic illnesses
  • Lisa F. Platt - Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, LGBTQ populations, Gender and gender diversity

Clinical assistant professor

  • Frankie Tack - MS (Western Carolina University) AADC, CCS, NCC
    Addiction Studies Minor Coordinator

Teaching Instructor

  • Regina Burgess - M.S., CRC, LPC (West Virginia University)
    Vocational Assessment, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Heidi O'Toole - MS (West Virginia University), LPC, EMDR-T
    Trauma, Addictions, Neuroscience, EMDR, Energy Psychology, Attachment Theory, and Spirituality

Professors Emeriti

  • L. Sherilyn Cormier - Ph.D. (Purdue University)
  • James DeLo - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Ranjit K. Majumder - Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma)
  • Robert L. Masson - Ed.D. (State University of New York)
  • Jeffrey K. Messing - Ed.D. (Syracuse University)
  • David J. Srebalus - Ed.D. (Indiana University)
  • Roy Tunick - Ed.D. (University of Northern Colorado-Greeley)

Associate Professor Emerita

  • Kathryn B. Greever - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)