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Research Teams

Counseling Psychology Faculty
Sue Lease, Sara Bridges, Richard Lightsey, Sha'kema Blackmon, Douglas Strohmer. Elin Ovrebo


Faculty

  • Sha'kema Blackmon, Ph.D., Loyola University - Chicago (2010). Interests include racial socialization, African American psychology, health disparities, and cultural career issues.
  • 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. Current interests include: international, vocational, and disability related issues in counseling psychology. She has current funded research projects in vocational psychology as it relates to return for work for incarcerated persons and transitions to work for high school seniors with disabilities.
  • 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.

Associated Faculty

  • 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.
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