Faculty and Staff

The faculty of this department are diverse in their professional backgrounds and have extensive experiences in counseling, leadership and special education. The common thread they share is their deep commitment to a world in which children and adults continually seek opportunities for life-long learning, are confident and assured in their abilities to have a positive personal impact on the world, and serve as culturally competent citizens and leaders.

The counseling, leadership and special education faculty bring to the classroom not only their degrees and experience, but also their professional insights, practical approaches and enthusiasm of teaching others. Our faculty provide students with solid understanding of the field, preparing Missouri State graduates for professional excellence.

The counseling, leadership, and special education department is supported by two administrative assistants who provide valuable service to faculty and students. Judy Campbell serves as Administrative Assistant to Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education Department as well as the Educational Administration Program and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Morgan Gonzalez serves as Administrative Assistant to the Counseling and Special Education Department. Application Coordinator, Lisa Monkres, processes all admissions applications for the department.

Department Administration

Dr. James Satterfield

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Leadership

Judith A. Campbell

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education Department and Educational Administration Program

Lisa J. Monkres

Program Application Coordinator (SPE)

Marian E. Green

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education Department

Counseling

Dr. Angela L. Anderson

Primary Teaching Focus: Diversity Issues and Counselor Development.

Dr. Chris Carver

Primary Teaching Focus: Counselor Education

Amelia M. Chenoweth

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Dr. Jeffrey H. Cornelius-White

Primary Teaching Focus: Helping, Education, Counselor Development, Assessment.

Robin E. Farris

Robin E. Farris

Clinic Director for Center City Counseling Center

Center City Counseling Clinic Director.

Dr. Joseph F. Hulgus

Primary Teaching Focus: Couple & Family Therapy, Assessment, Research.

Dr. Robert P. Maddox

Dr. Robert P. Maddox

Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Counseling Graduate Program

Primary Teaching Focus: Counselor Education

Dr. Maia N. Moore

Primary Teaching Focus: Diversity, Improving Access to Counseling, and Counselor Development

Educational Leadership/Administration

Dr. William J. Agnew

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Administration (K-12)

Dr. Kim K. Finch

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Administration

Dr. Cynthia J. Macgregor

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Dr. Kennedy O. Ongaga

Dr. Ongaga teaches courses in educational leadership for the doctoral, Educational Specialist, and Master’s programs.

Dr. Nathaniel E. Quinn

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Administration

Dr. Jon S. Turner

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Special Education

Dr. Reesha M. Adamson

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Dr. Paul M. Ajuwon

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education - Visual Impairment

Dr. Tamara J. Arthaud

Dr. Tamara J. Arthaud

Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator for the Cross-Categorical Special Education Certification Program

Psychological and Cultural Studies: Special Education. Primary Teaching Focus: Learning Disabilities and Assessment

Dr. Megan Boyle

Primary Teaching Focus: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

Dr. Paris A. DePaepe

Primary Teaching Focus: Intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, challenging behavior and functional behavior assessment.

Michael E. Goeringer

Primary Teaching Focus: Applied Behavior Analysis and Direct Instruction.

Dr. Linda Garrison-Kane

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

James C. Matthews

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Dr. Shari L. Scott

Counseling Leadership and Special Education Department

Dr. James Sottile

Primary Focus: Assessment, Psychological Studies and Development, and working with doctoral students

Dr. Ximena Uribe-Zarain

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Measurement, Statistics and Research

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Dr. O. Gilbert Brown

Director of Student Affairs in Higher Education Program. Primary Teaching Focus: Capstone Class, Comps, and E-Portfolio

Dr. Dee Siscoe

Dr. Dee Siscoe

Vice President for Student Affairs

Financial Governance; Primary Teaching Focus: Introduction to Student Affairs

Dr. Michele D. Smith

Dr. Michele D. Smith

Assistant Vice President Student Affairs

Primary Teaching Focus: Student Affairs in Higher Education

Dr. Nicole M. West

Primary Teaching Focus: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Student Outcomes

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Denise M. Baumann

Dr. Denise M. Baumann

Associate Director Residence Life Housing and Dining Services

Affiliated faculty in student affairs in higher education

Dr. Janice R. Duncan

Affiliated faculty for Special Education.

Dr. Thomas A. Lane

Affiliated faculty in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Jeff D. Mitchell

Affiliated faculty in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Dr. Andrea M. Weber

Dr. Andrea M. Weber

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct

Affiliated faculty in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Per Course Faculty

Jessica R. Bendure

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

DJ Butcher

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Jennifer K. Cantrell

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Jean M. Douglas

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Christy L. Hoover

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Loretta L. Jean-Charles

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Steven A. Kleinsasser

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Kimberly A. Nye

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Bret G. Range

Primary Teaching Focus: Educational Administration

Reeda J. Rippee

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Rebecca J. Smotherman

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Susan M. Squires

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education

Hannah M. White

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Dr. Mike Wood

Dr. Mike Wood

Assistant Director, Career Center-Career Counseling

Primary Teaching Focus: Counseling

Dr. Brenda K. Lakin

Primary Teaching Focus: Special Education