- Sara K. Bridges, Ph.D., The University of Memphis (1999). Interests include counselor training, couples
and family therapy, human sexuality, and constructivist theory.
- Elin Ovrebo, Ph.D., The University of Memphis (2009). Current interests are international issues in
Counseling Psychology, LGBT counseling, social justice, and gender.
- Suzanne H. Lease, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1989). Current interests are: career counseling
with racial and ethnic minorities, masculine ideologies and relationships, multicultural
counseling, and health promoting behaviors. Click for more information on the Masculinity Research Team.
- Richard Lightsey, Ph.D, University of Maryland (1992). Interests: resilience, the relationship between stress
and depression, stress and coping strategies.
- Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974. Interests include: international, vocational, and disability-related issues in counseling
psychology. Current research projects are in the areas of vocational psychology, as
it relates to return-to-work for incarcerated persons, and transitions to work for
high school seniors with disabilities. The research team is examining the role of
animal-assisted therapy in the prison and academic settings. In addition, theTigerLIFE
program has a focus on working with young adults attending the University of Memphis
in a post-secondary transition program. Graduate students are working with these post-secondary
transition students as they accomplish career decision -making for persons with special
needs. A "systems approach "to the team’s work addresses the individuals’ characteristics,
as well as environmental barriers.
- Douglas Strohmer, Ph.D. Dr. Strohmer currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Counseling, Educational
Psychology and Research and has an appointment in the Counseling Psychology program.
His interests include: clinical judgment and decision-making, medical decision-making
and the Internet, personality assessment, counseling process, professional identity,
men in counseling, and disability issues.
- Lu Tian, Ph.D. (2014) University of Missouri-Columbia. Coping/Applied Problem-solving in
cultural context and across cultures, international students’ coping and acculturation.
- Rosie P. Bingham, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Dr. Bingham currently serves as the Vice President for Student
Affairs and has a faculty appointment in the Department. Her interests include: multicultural
counseling, career counseling for women and ethnic minorities.