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 (CORE-Accredited and designed to meet CACREP Standards)
  • 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

Assistant professors

  • John Blake - Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation program outome, psychosocial issues, attachment, hope
  • Monica Leppma - Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)
    Practicum and Internship Coordinator, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling in the School System, Counselor Development, Protective Factors, Mindfulness and Meditation
  • 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 Pennyslvania State Unviersity)
    Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, LGBTQ populations, Gender and gender diversity

Associate professors

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Christine J. Schimmel - Ed.D. (Marshall Unviersity)
    Assistant Department Chair, Coordinator of School Counseling, Counseling Master's Program, School Counseling Role, Creative Counseling, Group Counseling in Schools

Teaching Associate Professor

  • David Allen - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
    Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, psychodynamic pscyhotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychological flexibility.
  • James W. Bartee - Ph.D. (University of Washington)
    Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, Counseling Psychology in Multinational Settings, Psychology, Neuroscience and Spirituality, Professional Training and Development

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 Unviersity)
  • 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)