Counseling Program Faculty

Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinic Director

Clinically dysfunctional anger; overt and relational aggression among emerging adults; dark personality (i.e., psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism); clinical traffic psychology (i.e., using dimensions of driver personality to understand unsafe driving behaviors)

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Colorado State University


Melanie Leuty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

The influence of work values, person-environment fit, and job satisfaction on mental and physical health; measure development; efficacy of vocational assessments and career counseling outcomes

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, Behavioral

University of Minnesota


Michael B. Madson, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Enhancing health behavior change motivation and adherence (motivational interviewing), assessment and brief intervention for alcohol use with college students, protective behavioral strategies for alcohol use, training and supervision

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University


Jon T. Mandracchia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Offender's dysfunctional thinking, attitudes toward criminal justice issues, depression and suicidality in clinical and correctional settings, training in correctional and forensic psychology

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Texas Tech University


Bonnie C. Nicholson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Training

Parenting and child behavior problems; readiness to change; integration of motivational interviewing with behavioral parent training; counseling training

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University


Sherry C. Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Immigrant and minority mental health, health disparities, cultural adaptation and adjustment, social justice and advocacy, multicultural and feminist approaches for working with diverse populations, research methodology and design

Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Multicultural, Feminist, Psychodynamic

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Emily Bullock Yowell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MS Program Coordinator

Practical application of career development theory and assessments to improve the overall lives of college students, unemployed adults, active military & veterans, offenders, working community members, those dealing with mental illness, and other under-researched or marginalized populations.

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Florida State University