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., 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


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


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