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Graduate Faculty

We are dedicated innovators, expert practitioners, committed scholars, and engaging instructors—and we can’t wait to meet you.

We are always happy to talk to you, whether you are a prospective student, or someone who wants to hire our graduates. To get in touch or learn more about us, please see our directory below.

Meet Our Faculty

  • Liza Finkel
    Liza Finkel
  • Elena Lilles Diamond
    Elena Lilles Diamond
  • Sue Feldman
    Sue Feldman
  • Anna Gonzalez
    Anna Gonzalez
  • Rick Berman
    Instructor and Director of Problem Gambling Services
    Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions
    eberman@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 422

    Problem gambling, problem online gaming, substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders, trauma recovery, feedback-informed treatment, program development

  • Janet Bixby
    Associate Dean/Associate Professor
    bixby@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 211

    Civic engagement of youth, teaching history, teaching social studies, equitable practices

  • Kimberly Campbell
    Associate Professor, Chair of Teacher Education
    MAT Secondary (Language Arts)
    kimberly@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 406

    Middle and high school language arts, development of knowledge for new teachers, using teacher research to support knowledge development in new teachers, teaching middle and high school literature

  • Jeffrey Kyle Christensen
    Assistant Professor
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    jchristensen@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 329

    Substance Abuse/Dependence, Suicide, At-Risk Youth, Supervision (Practicum/Internship), Counseling Student Retention Policies/Evaluation, Counselor Burnout, Spirituality, Wellness

  • Linda Christensen
    Instructor and Director of the Oregon Writing Project
    lmc@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 106
  • Lina Darwich
    Assistant Professor
    MAT Elementary–Multiple Subjects Program
    ldarwich@lclark.edu
  • Alexia DeLeon
    Assistant Professor
    Counseling Psychology
    alexiadeleon@lclark.edu
  • Elena Lilles Diamond
    Assistant Professor
    School Psychology
    ediamond@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 335

    School Readiness, Early Intervention, Academic Achievement, Consultation, International School Psychology 

  • Cort Dorn-Medeiros
    Assistant Professor
    Professional Mental health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions
    dorn-medeiros@lclark.edu

    Addictions treatment, mental health care, counselor education, clinical supervision, housing resources, curriculum development, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, grant writing.

  • Carol Doyle
    Associate Professor
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    cdoyle@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 317

    Research Methods & Statistics, Gay & Lesbian Identity Development, Sexual Minority Issues in Counseling

  • Sarah Ellenwood
    Adjunct Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • Alejandra Favela
    Associate Professor of Education
    ESOL Endorsement
    afavela@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 431

    Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy

  • Sue Feldman
    Assistant Professor
    Doctor of Education in Leadership
    feldmans@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 302

    Learning-Focused Leadership, The Generation and Use of Equity-focused Education Policy and Practice Interactional Analysis, Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Evaluation

  • Mark Figueroa
    Assistant Professor; Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
    Student Affairs Administration
    figueroa@lclark.edu
    Frank Manor House

    Institutional research, strategic planning, equity and diversity, student access and success, quantitative and qualitative research methods, program evaluation and assessment

  • Liza Finkel
    Associate Professor
    M.A.T. Secondary Program (Science)
    lfinkel@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 421

    Science Education, Teacher Education, Democratic Education, Secondary Education, Public School Reform, Science Teaching

  • Scott Fletcher
    Dean and Professor
    graddean@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 206A

    Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Teacher Preparation, and Environmental Education

  • Lynn Fontana
    Adjunct Professor

    Trauma Recovery, Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, Parenting, Families, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant for Counseling and Marriage and Family licensure, Certified in Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR Supervisor, and Consultant.

  • Mollie Galloway
    Associate Professor; Department of Educational Leadership Chair
    Doctor of Education in Leadership
    galloway@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 310

    Leadership for Equity and Social Justice, Construction of Privilege in Schools, Human Development, Applied Research Methods,

  • Anna Gonzalez
    Assistant Professor; Dean of Student Life
    Student Affairs Administration
    annag@lclark.edu
    East Residence Hall

    Policy Development and Implementation; Strategic Planning; Diversity Education; Conflict Mediation and Crisis Intervention; Student Organization Advising; Campus-wide Program Development; Recruitment, Selection, and Supervision; Personal and Career Choice Counseling; Curriculum Development; Student Conduct; Budget and Resource Management; Fundraising and Parent & Alumni Development

  • Linda Griffin
    Assistant Professor, Program Director
    MAT Elementary–Multiple Subjects Program
    lgriffin@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 411

    K-12 Mathematics, Reform in K-12 Mathematics Education, Equity in Mathematics Education, Learning Progressions in Mathematics, Early Childhood Mathematics, English Language Learners and Mathematics, Culturally Responsive Supervision, Dialogic Teaching in Mathematics.

  • Heather Hadraba
    Assistant Professor
    School Counseling, Program Director
    hadraba@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 311

    Motivational Interviewing, Group Counseling, ASCA Model

  • Justin Henderson
    Assistant Professor | Director of Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    justinhenderson@lclark.edu

    Compassion, Acceptance, and Mindfulness-based Therapeutic Modalities and Interventions; Shame Dynamics in Therapy; Shame Dynamics in Power, Privilege, and Oppression; Compassion Training; Mindfulness Training; Trauma; Body Image; Gender and Sexuality; Health Psychology; Training and Supervision; Clinical System Administration; Organizational Development and Consultation

  • Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe
    Associate Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    pilarhw@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 331

    Traumatic Stress, Resilience, Vicarious Resilience, Human Rights, Decolonization, Family Therapy Supervision, Clinical Supervision, Domestic Violence, Animal-Human Bond and Counseling, Ecoinformed Family Therapy

  • Kathryn Jaspers
    Assistant Professor
    School Psychology
    jaspers@lclark.edu
    426
  • Stella Beatríz Kerl-McClain
    Associate Professor
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    sbk@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 433

    Families, Couples and Individual Therapies; Diagnosis and Treatment of College Students, Children, Adolescents, Community Women, Couples and Families, and People with Chronic Mental Illness

  • Lana Kim
    Associate Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    lkim@lclark.edu
    330

    culture and cultural identity, gender, social constructionist and contextual approaches, couples therapy, and parent-child relationships

  • Carmen Knudson-Martin
    Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    carmen@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 319

    Gender, race, and class in family therapy; sociocultural dynamics in family therapy; feminist perspectives in family therapy; family systems; family therapy assessment; couples and sex therapy

  • Lisa Lavelle
    Assistant Professor
    MAT Secondary (mathematics)
    lisalavelle@lclark.edu
    425
  • Matthew David Lovell
    Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
    Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy
    mlovell@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall Rogers Hall 327

    Adolescent Development, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Trauma, Clinical Supervision

  • Rafe McCullough
    Assistant Professor
    School Counseling
    rafemccullough@lclark.edu

    Affirmative counseling with transgender and LGBQ individuals, multicultural & social justice counseling competencies, advocacy in schools, group counseling, school counseling, college counseling

  • Teresa McDowell
    Professor and Department Chair
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    teresamc@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 313

    Marriage and Family Therapy and MFT education, Critical social theory in the practice of family therapy, Internationalizing family therapy, Problem Gambling Treatment, AAMFT Approved Supervisor/Supervision

  • Dawn Montgomery
    Assistant Professor
    Educational Administration
    dawnm@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 304

    Equity and Social Justice, Secondary School Reform, Professional Learning Communities, Leadership Development, Courage and Renewal Facilitation, Inquiry Teams, Leadership Performance Coaching.

  • Peter Mortola
    Professor
    School Psychology
    pmortola@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 323

    Lifespan Development, Group Counseling with Children, Social & Emotional Assessment of Children, Developmentally Appropriate Methods of Counseling Children

  • Dolly Nguyen
    Assistant Professor
    Student Affairs Administration
    dollynguyen@lclark.edu

    Higher Education, Race, Ethnicity, Racial Stratification, Racial Heterogeneity, Organizational Change

  • Amy Rees
    Associate Professor
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    arees@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 333
  • Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho
    Assistant Professor
    Educational Administration
    sakhoj@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 306
  • Erin Runt
    Adjunct Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • Tod Sloan
    Professor
    Professional Mental Health Counseling; Ecopsychology
    sloan@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 433

    Adult Development, Critical Psychology, Social Theory, Global Community Psychology, Dialogue Practices for Deep Democracy

  • Kim Stafford
    Associate Professor and Director
    Northwest Writing Institute
    krs@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 424

    The Practice of Creative Writing, Teaching Writing, Ethnography of One’s Own Culture, Writing & Teaching Writing, The Poetry of William Stafford, The Literary Center as a Resource for Cultural Change, Peace-Making

  • Jessica Thomas
    Adjunct Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • Alisun Thompson
    Assistant Professor
    MAT Secondary program
    alisunthompson@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 419

    The Teacher Workforce; Teacher Recruitment & Retention; Educational Policy & Teachers’ Work

  • Teri Tilley
    Assistant Professor
    MAT Elementary - Multiple Subjects program
    tilleyt@lclark.edu
  • Danielle Torres
    Associate Professor
    School Counseling
    dtorres@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 307

    Educational Research, Assessment, & Technology; Social Justice & Diversity; Internship; Meeting Counseling Needs of Diverse Populations in Schools; Trauma-Informed Work in Schools; Increasing Academic Resiliency; Strengthening Family & School Connections; Post-Secondary College & Career Development for First Generation & Students of Color; School-Based Research Evaluation and Consultation

  • Amy Turnbull
    Instructor
    MAT Secondary Program (Art)
    turnbull@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 425

    Curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the visual arts, using teacher research to support knowledge development in new teachers, literacy in the arts.

  • Dyan Watson
    Associate Professor
    MAT Secondary Program (Social Studies)
    watson@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 408

    Qualitative research methods, race and teaching, equity and social justice, teacher research.

  • Marisol Garcia Westberg
    Assistant Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    mgarcia@lclark.edu
    Rogers Hall 327

    Sexuality, Pleasure, Marginalization, Positive Therapy

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