Dr. Richard James
Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Ball Hall 105D
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
The Ed.D. program in Counseling is designed to prepare advanced professional practitioners
in counseling, student personnel services, and counselor education with particular
program emphases on multicultural and urban settings. Entry into the program presumes
a master's degree in counseling and personnel services wherein one has acquired knowledge
and skills in human development, helping relationships, group counseling, lifestyle
and career development, assessment techniques, research and evaluation and clinical
experiences in applied settings. The Ed.D. is designed for individuals seeking advanced
preparation as educational leaders in the role of professional counselor and researcher
and who may seek additional credentials in counselor supervision and counselor education.
The Ed.D. is not appropriate for individuals seeking preparation or licensure as a
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Richard K. James, Professor
Ph.D. (1974) Indiana State University
Research Interests: Crisis intervention, elementary school counseling, anger management.
Stephen Lenz, Professor
Ph.D. (2011) Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Research Interests: Holistic counseling, counselor education, and supervision; outcome research; community-based
program evaluation; counseling with diverse populations; single-case research design;
career development and college readiness; influence of mentoring relationships on
adjustment; Cognitive-Behavioral, Relational-Cultural, and Narrative Therapies.
Daniel Lustig, Professor
Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests: Family Adjustment, Adjustment to Disability.
Nancy J. Nishimura, Associate Professor
Ed.D. (1991) The University of Alabama
Research Interests: Counseling biracial children, basic counseling techniques.
Ronnie Priest, Associate Professor
Ph.D. (1990) The University of Alabama
Research Interests: Victims of sexual abuse, multicultural counseling, community counseling issues.
Dewaine Rice, Associate Professor and Director of Counseling Programs
Ed.D. (1980) Memphis State University
Research Interests: Moral development of young adults, student affairs issues and clinical hypnosis.
Douglas C. Strohmer, Professor and Chair
Ph.D. (1979) Michigan State University
Research Interests: clinical judgment and decision-making, medical decision-making and the Internet,
personality assessment, counseling process, professional identity, men in counseling,
and disability issues
Stephen Zanskas, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Ph.D. (2007), Michigan State University
Research Interests: research interests include the development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation
counseling education programs, the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional
issues and ethics
Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1st