Counseling Program Faculty

Ashley B. Batastini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Mental health interventions for offender populations (especially those detained in administrative segregation), re-entry programming (e.g., job attainment) for community released offenders, forensic mental health assessment (e.g., violence risk), and the use of telepsychology for underserved populations.

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, Interpersonal process

Texas Tech University


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

Overt and relational aggression/victimization among emerging adults, cyber aggression, normal and dark personality traits (e.g., psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism), dysfunctional anger, and clinical traffic psychology (i.e., using dimensions of driver personality to understand aggressive and other unsafe driving behaviors)

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Colorado State University


Melanie Leuty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

Career development and mental health of college students and adults, finding work that fits one's values and personality, career counseling interventions, career issues related to social class, sexual orientation, and generational changes

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, Behavioral

University of Minnesota


Michael B. Madson, Ph.D., Professor

Social-cognitive and mental health predictors of safe and harmful substance use by college students, motivational interviewing training and evaluation, brief interventions for substance use.

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University


Bonnie C. Nicholson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Director, School of Psychology

Parenting, especially positive parenting in at-risk populations; helicopter parenting and college student adjustment. 

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University


Emily Bullock Yowell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Training--MS Program

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