Counseling & Educational Psychology Directory

In alphabetical order

Carolyn BarberCarolyn Barber
Associate Professor
223 Education
barberce@umkc.edu
816-235-6151
Research Interests: development of civic and social justice attitudes and competencies in adolescents and young professionals, and social supports for the development of youth identified as gifted and/or talented

 

LaVerne BerkelLaVerne Berkel
Associate Dean, Associate Professor
347 Education
berkell@umkc.edu
816-235-2444
Research Interests: multicultural issues, particularly religion and spirituality; also African American health, particularly factors that contribute to health promoting verses health-defeating behaviors among African Americans

 

Chris BrownChris Brown
Division Chair, Professor
327 Education
brownchr@umkc.edu
816-235-2260
Research Interests: cultural dimensions of career development, domestic violence, sport psychology and ethical issues

 

 

Mary Phyl DwightMary Phyl Dwight
Assistant Clinical Professor, Exercise Science Program Coordinator
245 Swinney Rec. Center
dwightm@umkc.edu
816-235-2753

 

 

 

 

HarringtonStephanieStephanie Harrington
Administrative Assistant
217 Education
harringtonse@umkc.edu
816-235-2492

 

 

 

 

Kohlhlar_JulieJulie Kohlhart
Community Counseling and Assessment Services Director
212 Education
kohlhartj@umkc.edu
816-235-2494

 

 

 

 

Kimberly LangrehrKimberly Langrehr
Assistant Professor
220 Education
langrehrk@umkc.edu
816-235-2487
Research Interests: multicultural issues such as developing critical awareness, racial socialization, multicultural training issues, and international trans-racial adoption issues across the life-span

 

Jacob MarszalekJacob Marszalek
Associate Professor
223 Education
marszalekj@umkc.edu
816-235-2683
Research Interests: motivational theories in psychology and education (e.g., flow, anxiety, and reactance), psychometrics, research design and statistics, gender and minority differences in test performance, evaluation of institutional/educational programs for minority outreach and support

 

MurdockNancy2Nancy Murdock
Professor
215 Education
murdockn@umkc.edu
816-235-2495
Research Interests: family systems theory, social psychological/interpersonal approaches to the counseling process, and professional issues

 

 

Johanna NilssonJohanna Nilsson
Professor
223 Education
nilssonj@umkc.edu
816-235-2484
Research Interests: international issues and populations (e.g., international students, refugees, and immigrants), supervision, and social justice advocacy

 

 

Perry_JustinJustin Perry
Ewing Marion Kauffman Endowed Chair & Professor
347 Education
perryjust@umkc.edu
816-235-5663

 

 

 

Laurel WatsonLaurel Watson
Assistant Professor
219 Education
watsonlb@umkc.edu
816-235-2489
Research Interests: women’s/gender-related themes, social justice/multiculturalism, and trauma

 

 

WoodardDebra2Debra Woodard
Associate Teaching Professor
218 Education
woodardd@umkc.edu
816-235-6368
Research Interests: Multicultural counseling, the development of cultural competencies, and social justice initiatives, elimination of barriers to student achievement through school counseling, development of resilience in students and strengths based counseling, implementation of comprehensive guidance programs throughout all schools, and data supported advocacy for school counseling programs