Professors Greta Binford (L) and Liza Finkel (R)

A CAS-GSEC Partnership Receives $105,000 for STEM Teacher Development

The NSF funding will provide professional development in conservation-centered data science pedagogy for 6th-12th grade STEM teachers in Portland, Oregon and CAS undergraduates interested in STEM teaching careers.

Operation ROAM

Professor Visits Arctic Circle in Environmental Justice Mission

As part of Love is King’s Operation ROAM, educational Leadership professor Lisa Collins will visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and hear from the indigenous Gwichʼin tribe regarding the ongoing battle to protect their lands from oil drilling.
Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan is Lewis & Clark?s 26th president.

Lewis & Clark Welcomes New President

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan is the first woman and the first person of color to serve as Lewis & Clark’s president in the institution’s 155-year history.
Jenn Burleton

TransActive Gender Project Joins Senators Merkley and Wyden to Support Transgender Youth and the LGBTQ+ Community

Jenn Burleton, TransActive Program Director and transgender youth advocate, will address the existential threat of anti-trans legislation and hate, and the need for Federal protections guaranteeing access to trans-affirming healthcare for transgender/nonbinary adolescents and teens.

New Certificate Program Puts Academic Focus on Working with Trans, Nonbinary, Agender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

The 9-month intensive program prepares individuals to better support trans-spectrum children, youth, and adults, and to educate those within the PK-12 education system and other youth serving organizations.
Lisa Collins

Professor and Alumna Lisa Collins Named Carnegie Foundation Great Educator

The Great Educators series celebrates the invaluable contributions by educators of color, spotlighting diverse leaders in the education system who work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

Become a Teacher by 2023: Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School is Accepting Applications

You could apply today, begin classes in mid-June 2022, graduate in July 2023, and be teaching in your own classroom that September.
2022 Art Therapy Symposium

Join Us May 14: Art Therapy Symposium

Open to all interested practitioners and offering 6 CEUs for therapists and counselors, this year’s art therapy symposium welcomes all levels of experience in conceptualizing social justice with breakout sessions geared toward multiple levels of learning.
Original art by Maria Blaszkiw, current art therapy student

Art Therapy Hosts Second Open Studio for Ukrainian Community on May 1

Art therapists will be present at the event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 to facilitate the process as we set our hearts and wishes in motion by creating art inspired by Ukrainian traditions. All art supplies will be provided and interpreters will be available.
Luna, the Letter Bus

Alumna to Bring Therapeutic Letter Writing Project to Underserved Communities

Luna, The Letter Bus, developed by Holly Roland ’12, is on a mission to hit the road this summer!
Renée Watson

Renée Watson is the Graduate School’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

Renée is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, educator, and community activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor.
Juliette Reséndez, Graduate Admissions Counselor

Juliette Reséndez, Graduate Admissions Counselor, Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship

The fellowship supports Reséndez in attending the Association of Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) Pre-Summit Institute’s Inclusive Marketing & Recruitment session and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certificate program.
Nicked Nude, by Savi Ryan MAT ?22.

Art by Savi Ryan MAT ’22 Featured in LC’s 2022 Gender Studies Symposium

The 41st Annual Gender Studies Symposium examines how gender and sexuality affect dynamics of fantasy, exploring transformative questions of intimacy, pleasure, and politics.

New $60,000 Scholarship and Loan Repayment Fund Supports Future School Counselors from Historically Marginalized Communities

A unique two-part scholarship, the SCAS & LRAP offers recipients a $10,000 School Counseling Annual Scholarship (SCAS) upon admission to the program, and later eases the debt burden with an additional $10,000 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
Portrait of Robin Holmes-Sullivan outside the Manor House.

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan named the next president of Lewis & Clark

The Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees announced today it has selected Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the institution’s 26th president. The appointment of Holmes-Sullivan follows a rigorous nationwide search that attracted a strong pool of over a hundred applicants.

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan Selected to be Lewis & Clark’s 26th President

A respected higher education leader with three decades of experience at universities and colleges in Oregon and California, Holmes-Sullivan will assume the presidency in July 2022, following the retirement of President Wim Wiewel.
Interactive map shows K-12 school placements for 2020-21.

Did You Know?

Over the past 5 years, we have partnered with over 300 schools throughout the Portland metro area and beyond. Check out this interactive map to see where your future teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists served in 2020-21.
NBCC MFP 2021 Fellows

Four Graduate Students Named to NBCC Minority Fellowship Program

The NBCC Minority Fellowship program aims to “strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved and never-served populations.”
Welcome new staff and faculty!

Welcome New Staff and Faculty!

The graduate school welcomed four new staff members and six new faculty members this fall.
Wallace Grant Partners

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Named Partner Recipient of $8.2 million Grant to Build Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline

Partners include Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland State University, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon Educator Advancement Council (EAC), and local community organizations.
Ruth L. Sigal

40 Graduate Students to Receive $1000 Scholarship from Ruth L. Sigal Scholarship Fund

The awards will be announced in late October and provide support to first-generation students, BIPOC students, and students with the greatest financial need.
Jenn Burleton

TransActive’s Jenn Burleton Named LGBTQ Nation’s Hometown Hero of the Year

Burleton has worked with trans youth for almost fifteen years, founding TransActive because she didn’t want any more trans youth to go through it all alone, the way she had to when she was young.
Kim Stafford posing outside, wearing a brimmed hat, green vest, and long sleeved blue shirt.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.
West Linn High School

Alumna Yuliana Rodarte Appointed as Assistant Principal of West Linn High School

Rodarte recently completed the Principal License program at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Bao Ngoc Tong

Bao Ngoc Tong Awarded with NASP Minority Scholarship

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.”
Kelsey Scully MAT ?20

Kelsey Scully, MAT ’20, Receives Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with equity-minded teachers across the country who are also ready to make big changes in their teaching.”

Q&A: Art Therapy for Community Change

We spoke with art therapist and educator Leara, ATR-BC, MSAT about how community-based art therapy can help establish and revive connections within the places we live, and her upcoming September 25 workshop, Art Therapy for Community Change.

Instructor Q&A: Dis/ability Studies in Education

We spoke with instructor Denise Herrenbruck about the Disability Studies discipline and how it’s imperative to equity in the classroom. Denise’s upcoming online course, Dis/ability Studies and Universal Design: Confronting Ableism, Stigma and Privilege in Education, begins October 11, 2021.
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Two PMHC Students Receive NBCC Fellowships

Congratulations to Claire Tam, PMHC ’22, and Tiran (Boyce) Sahar, PMHC-A ’22!
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MAT Alumna Cheyenne Montgomery Discusses Threats from Parents Over Masks, Equity Policies

From OPB: Educators in the Camas School District and throughout SW Washington fear for their personal safety

New! Part-Time MAT Elementary Cohort for School Employees

Designed for classified district employees who hold a bachelor’s degree, this district-affiliated, part-time cohort expands access to Lewis & Clark’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Celebrate Commencement June 6, 2021

Join us online at 10 AM June 6 for the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony!
?Bowl of Guys? by Matthew Eveleigh ?21

View Art Therapy’s 2021 Capstone Galleries

Browse the online galleries from art therapy’s graduating class of 2021.
Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist: A Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a virtual screening of the film, Picture a Scientist, followed by a panel discussing featuring local women in science. The film will be available for viewing Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon through Tuesday, April 13 at 12 noon. The panel discussion will take place April 13 from 4 - 5 pm.

Oregon Writing Project Director Linda Christensen

Linda Christensen, OWP Director, Receives Prestigious Education Award

“I can’t think of any teacher in America who has had such a wide and positive influence on the teaching of English to under-served students in American secondary schools.” - Sheridan Blau, Teachers College at Columbia University
Ariadne (Addie) Cheng ?22 and Michael Paz ?21

SAA Candidates Explore Deficit Thinking in NASPA Presentation

Ariadne (Addie) Cheng ’22 and Michael Paz ’21 have been selected to present their research, “Where they ought to be: Tools for combating deficit thinking with minoritized students.”
Joslyn Armstrong

Assistant Professor Joslyn Armstrong Offers Career Advice for Recent Graduates

Armstrong discusses what she believes recent graduates in mental health fields will need to know in order to find success, why the demand for mental health services is on the rise, and how technology and teletherapy will continue to play a significant role in the field.
Each MAT program is offering all classes online. This decision will be revisited periodically to ...

Online Learning Still Produces Great Teachers: A Q&A with the MAT Program Directors

Our program is organized around principles of effective teaching that transcend any particular delivery method; the foundational skills that teachers need are the same whether they are teaching online or in person.
Kimberly Campbell

Professor Kimberly Campbell Receives 2020 NCTE Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award

This award, established in 1995, honors outstanding affiliate journals and their editors who demonstrate excellence in these publications.
Pediatric healthcare providers in Portland, Oregon discuss their experiences in working with gend...

TransActive Gender Project: Serving the Community in Challenging Times

TransActive Gender Project continues to develop and deliver gender diversity focused services to children, youth, families, businesses, and communities amidst the pandemic. Learn more about what we have been doing to help facilitate that vision.

Free problem gambling treatment modules now available online

The 10 training modules designed for problem gambling counselors and supervisors, as well as other mental health professionals, who want to learn more about including family members and important others in problem gambling treatment.

Partner with a recent Lewis & Clark teacher education (MAT) graduate to support K-12 education in Fall 2020

Lewis & Clark’s recent MAT graduates are turning to a different style of teaching in order to find opportunities to serve children in the coming year: in-home tutoring.
Dr. Nathaniel O. Brown

Professor Nathaniel Brown receives the 2020 ‘Ohana Honors Award

Nathaniel (Nathan) Brown, assistant professor of Professional Mental Health Counseling, received the 2020 ‘Ohana Honors Award from the Association of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ).
GRAD Teacher Education

A study on the effects of COVID-19 and distance learning on teachers’ working conditions.

What happens to teachers’ working conditions when a pandemic displaces students from classrooms and forces all learning to go online virtually overnight? Alisun Thompson and Lina Darwich, assistant professors of education, are developing a study in collaboration with researchers at UC Santa Cruz to address this specific question.
Thousands of protesters walk in a peaceful protest across the Brooklyn Bridge holding signs that ...

How are Black history and anti-racism taught in schools? A note from Dyan Watson

Protests have reached new heights after George Floyd, ”[a] Black man killed at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.” However, not all protests have taken place on the streets.

48-hour gameathon raises $18,000 to support TransActive Gender Project

In December 2019, DUCKFEED.TV—an independent podcasting network dedicated to video games, comedy, and community—held their annual 48-hour gameathon charity live stream to benefit the TransActive Gender Project at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Kate Fisher Hedeen

MAT Alumna, Kate Fisher Hedeen, named 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year by Clackamas ESD

Fisher Hedeen is among 15 other 2021 regional teachers who were nominated by Oregon’s 19 Education Service Districts throughout the state to receive this regional honor.

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Resources to Support Anti-Racist Practice and Advocacy

These resources have been compiled by the faculty and staff at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The page will be updated often as new resources are submitted.

20th annual Metro Educator Fair pivots to hybrid format, provides candidates with invaluable networking experience in uncertain times

The entire in-person 20th annual Metro Educator Fair (MEF) was transformed into a hybrid in-person/online experience event virtually overnight.

Art therapy’s annual capstone presentations go virtual, fostering record participation and a global connection

The capstone galleries are available on the art therapy website; the program invites all who are interested to spend some time in them.
Teaching for Black Lives

The Washington Post spotlights ‘Teaching for Black Lives’ as “a handbook to fight America’s ferocious racism in (virtual or face-to-face) classrooms”

“Teaching for Black Lives” was edited by graduate school professor Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au.

“To our Black GSEC community members: We see you. We value you. We are in solidarity with you.”

A message from the Graduate School Diversity Committee, including a compilation of coping resources for racial trauma.
Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Graduate School Department Name Change

The department of counseling psychology has been renamed and is now the department of counseling, therapy, and school psychology. This change is in effect as of May 1, 2020.

Instructor Q&A: Challenging Implicit Bias and Cultural Norms in Fat Phobia, Dieting and Eating Disorders

We spoke with instructor Kyira Wackett, MS, LPC about her May 30th online workshops on the topic of fat phobia, dieting and the treatment of eating disorders.

Join us June 7 at 10 AM for the 2020 online commencement ceremony!

Learn more about how and when to view the ceremony, as well as how to submit and personalize your graduation slide. In-person celebrations will be planned as soon as possible.
MCFT students Raquel Harmon ?20, Emily Gibbs ?20 and Aja Meadows ?20

Lewis & Clark Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy students take 2nd place in ethics competition

In 2019, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) held its third annual Student Ethics Competition. According to AAMFT’s website, the competition is designed to encourage marriage and family therapy students to foster an interest in ethics issues and enhance their ability to analyze and respond to the various ethics issues that they will undoubtedly encounter throughout their careers

Graduate student serves on MENTE Summit board, empowers Latinx students to pursue higher education

The 4th annual MENTE Summit’s mission is to bring together high school Latinx males to connect with community leaders and professionals in order to encourage them to pursue higher education.
Tim Swinehart, MAT ?05

Tim Swinehart, MAT ’05, named 2020 Teacher Education Outstanding Alumni and keynote speaker of annual Gathering of the Grads

The alumni award is given annually to an outstanding graduate who embodies the graduate school’s mission of social justice in all aspects of their practice and has been in their career for at least five years.

The TransActive team from L-R: Jenn Burleton, Matsya Siosal, Kelly Novahom

TransActive Gender Project Partners with Rural and Urban K-12 Professionals on Gender Diversity Toolkit Project

This partnership provided K-12 professionals with an opportunity to play an active role in developing a practical and comprehensive toolkit to help both rural and urban schools and districts overcome barriers encountered when implementing gender diverse, nonbinary, and transgender inclusive policies.

Open 1/24 - 3/2: Annual art therapy student and faculty art show

An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7th, at 6 pm in York Commons. All are welcome to attend.

Teacher education faculty and alumna develop powerful panel discussion: Responding to Educator Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools

Featuring educational and legal professionals who will provide attendees with an overview of this increasingly reported issue, and describe their direct experiences in responding to and preventing it.
BriAnne Hutchinson, PMHC ?21

BriAnne Hutchinson, PMHC ‘21, chosen as the NBCCF Rural Scholarship recipient

This scholarship aims to increase culturally competent mental health counselors in rural communities throughout the United States.
Maria Leija Briones, PMHCA ?21

Maria Leija Briones, PMHCA ‘21, receives NBCCF Minority Fellowship to better serve the Latinx community

This program helps increase diversity throughout the counseling profession, with more than 400 doctoral and master’s students having received scholarships to practice counseling in underserved areas as of today.

Become a teacher by 2021: Applications are currently being accepted

Our 13-month teacher education program is deeply rooted in a mission of social justice and dedicated to preparing future teachers to be agents of change.
Alisun Thompson

Teacher education professor launches children’s literature blog to create More Shelf Awareness

The objective of this blog as a course tool is linked to culturally responsive teaching practices—recognizing the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning.
Kristine Bella

Art therapy instructor brings art-making opportunities to east Portland community

What does a block party look like in east Portland? During the second annual Arte Soleil block party held on September 14, it looked like dozens of families spending a summer day building community and having crafty fun.

Q&A: Rabbi Debra Kolodny, JD

Rabbi Debra Kolodny will be offering Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces this March, a workshop aimed to start a dialogue about this community crisis, and offer non-violent methods to address acts of hate experienced around us.
Mary Andrus

Art Therapy professor Mary Andrus spearheads pivotal art therapy legislation

Spearheaded and championed by Professor Mary Andrus, new legislation signed into law by Oregon Governor Kate Brown (JD ’85) earlier this year will create new licensure requirements and protections for art therapists practicing in Oregon.
Members of Sunrise Movement, PDX photo by Maddie Maschger

#ClimateStrike: MAT alumnae behind climate change initiatives

Suzanna Kassouf, Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) ’20, US History and ethnic studies teacher at Lincoln High School asked her students if they ever worried about climate change. Every student raised their hand.
Raquel Harmon MA '20

Graduate School Community Garden Project

Near the end of summer 2018, Raquel Harmon MA ’20, who is in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program, came across an abandoned space that sparked a therapeutic green initiative.

Q&A: The Enneagram, Personality and Cultural Competency

Dale Rhodes, MS, MA is a mentor, trainer, consultant, and founder of Enneagram Portland. He will be offering Understanding Personality for Clinical Professionals: The Enneagram’s 9 Points of View, on September 6-7 at the Graduate School.
Dave Case MAT '94

Oregon’s 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year

Dave Case MAT ’94 is a social studies teacher at Hood River Valley High School who was recently awarded the 2020 Regional Teacher of the year.
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School Counseling alumnae at forefront of raising graduation rates for Native American high school students

Stacey Bruce, School Counseling, forms part of the dynamic duo that makes Madras High tribal dance program an ‘invitational learning’ experience, in which staff are trusted to build connections with students in order to foster a warm culture.
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School Counseling alumna Virginia Atunez founds grief counseling program in Salem-Keizer schools to help students overcome tragedy and find academic success

When Virginia Antunez, School Counseling, first met McKay High School student KJ Kovac during his senior year, she immediately knew he was driven. KJ missed most of his sophomore year of school after his mom died of a heart attack.

SAA Professor Mark Figueroa Named Dean of Equity and Inclusion

“I am eager to move forward into a more visible leadership role on critical issues of equity and inclusion at Lewis & Clark.” - Mark Figueroa

Human Nature

Lewis & Clark’s Ecopsychology Program draws on the healing power of the outdoors to enhance mental health.
Graduate School Commencement 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 class of educators, counselors, and administrators!

Information regarding ordering photos, as well as a link to view the recording of the ceremony, are now available.
Pride 2019

TransActive Gender Project brings Lewis & Clark presence back to Pride Northwest Festival and Parade

Join us! Lewis & Clark staff, students, faculty, and friends are invited to march with TransActive in the parade on June 16.

Dr. Anneliese Singh

Dr. Anneliese Singh chosen as the graduate commencement keynote speaker

Anneliese A. Singh is an Professor at The University of Georgia and serves in the role as Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Marissa Yang Bertucci

Marissa Yang Bertucci, School Counseling ’19, chosen as the graduate student commencement speaker

Marissa hopes to center the lived experiences of students in her school counseling practice, continuing research on serving queer youth, youth of color, communities displaced by gentrification, and youth exhibiting high rates of peer aggression to bolster public school reform and policy change.

Q&A: Equity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Joy Ssebikindu, LPC, and Malak Saddy, RD, LD of the Center For Discovery will be presenting Best Practices for Building Diversity and Inclusion in the Treatment of Eating Disorders at the upcoming CREDN Conference this April.
Lana Kim, PhD, LMFT

Lana Kim, MCFT, receives AFTA’s Early Career Award for significant contributions to the field

“It is my greatest honor to share in the work of AFTA and to be recognized by my colleagues for my contributions. I am deeply humbled to receive this award.” - Lana Kim
Patricia Hasbach discusses the rise of eco-anxiety with Clinician?s Digest.

Ecopsychology co-director Patricia Hasbach discusses the rise of eco-anxiety with Clinician’s Digest

When given a nudge, a number of clients and students are admitting to an overwhelming concern about the news of today’s warming world, and with the fragility of life itself.
Artwork by Amy Freer

Student and Faculty Art Therapy Exhibit

February 4 – March 14, York Commons

MAT student receives grant to attend culturally responsive literacy conference

Renee Rogers will attend the conference February 8 and 9 in Portland, OR.

MAT ’13 alumnae addresses the power of poetry in Teaching Tolerance

Focusing on Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise resonated with her elementary class.

Higher Education Student Affairs doctoral concentration now offered at the graduate school

This program centers on the analogy of needing to seamlessly “pass the baton” between P-12 and higher education, and students will have the opportunity to engage directly with the realities of the entire educational spectrum as they grow as leaders.

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling Launch TransActive Gender Project

The move is a strategic expansion of the graduate school’s social justice mission
Lauren Disner, MCFT '12

Alumni Honors Spotlight: Lauren Disner, MCFT ‘12

Recently earning the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s (AAMFT) Leadership Certificate, Disner provides feminist-informed therapy services in both English and Spanish and ensures open dialogue about social justice issues is an integral part of her regular activities and basic interactions with others.

The healing power of art

From The Chronicle, October 2018: Lewis & Clark’s graduate school adds art therapy to its palette of counseling programs.
Mary Andrus receiving the Presidential Award at the 2018 AATA conference.

Mary Andrus, art therapy program director, receives AATA’s 2018 Presidential Award

This award is bestowed upon Andrus to provide official recognition for her dedicated service to the art therapy profession.
Andrew Beckham in his workshop.

MAT alum leverages fine arts training, brings ancient technique back to winemaking

Andrew Beckham (BA ’98, MAT ’01), a fine arts teacher at Beaverton High School, is using his ceramics background to reintroduce an ancient technique to west coast winemaking.

Teaching for Black Lives, co-edited by professor Dyan Watson, available for free throughout Seattle Public Schools

Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore and 3-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Bennett have teamed up to purchase and distribute copies to every middle and high school social studies and language arts teacher
Minh Taylor, MAT '18

Minh Taylor, MAT ’18, selected by Microsoft’s #EmpowerPossibility campaign for new classroom tech

“I love integrating technology and art, and because funding is being cut everywhere I thought I would try the #EmpowerPossibility program, without ever thinking I would be selected.”

Alumna awarded prestigious fellowship

Class of 2018 graduate Katie Moshofsky was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2018 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States.

Alumna creates innovative media program

In 2004, alumna Vanessa Hughes made the life-altering transition from filmmaker to educator, enrolling at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling and earning her MAT in 2005. Today you will find her still embracing her filmmaker roots, teaching Digital Media Arts and IB (International Baccalaureate) Theory of Knowledge at Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon.

Professor Dyan Watson co-edits Teaching for Black Lives

“Teaching for Black Lives is a Handbook for all educators, students, and families who truly care about Blackness and the intersections of learning, teaching, and race.” - Dyan Watson

Lewis & Clark Adopts Art Therapy Program from Marylhurst University

“As the only art therapy program in the state of Oregon, we are thrilled to have a new home at Lewis & Clark.” — Art Therapy Program Director Mary Andrus

The WHO Follows Lewis & Clark In Recognizing ‘Gaming Disorder’

The World Health Organization recently announced “gaming disorder” is now classified as a mental health disorder, however, The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, has already been helping those struggling with this issue in their Gaming and Tech in Excess program.

Students Organize Campus Blood and Marrow Drive

Join us Monday, June 25, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., to participate in this lifesaving event.

Faculty Research Spotlight: Pilar Hernández-Wolfe

MCFT professor Pilar Hernández-Wolfe and her colleagues have been changing the narrative of trauma treatment.
Todd Jones, a longtime history and government teacher at West Linn High, is shown setting up his ...

Alumnus named Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year

Todd Jones, MAT ’96, was named the regional teacher of the year honors from the Oregon Department of Education. This was the first year that Oregon named regional honors and all 13 of the regional winners are eligible for Oregon’s teacher of the year award in September.

Congratulations Graduates!

The Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate School took place on June 3, 2018. We happily congratulate the graduates of the Class of 2018! Click here to watch the full video of the event

Professor Kim Stafford Chosen as Oregon’s Ninth Poet Laureate

Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”

Q&A: Increasing Literacy Rates in Students

Choice reading is an initiative that encourages youth reading by allowing students to select their own books, rather than assigning required texts. Offering students a range of high-interest young adult literature opens the doors for reluctant readers to take an interest in books, with the hope that students no longer perceive reading as a task, but a hobby.

Commencement is Sunday, June 3

Congratulations graduates! Visit our commencement page for full details about the ceremony.

Alumnus named Lake Oswego School District equity director

David Salerno Owens, School Counseling ’16, has recently been named the director of equity and strategic initiatives by the Lake Oswego School District.
Manivong J. Ratts, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., N.C.C.

Guest Commencement Speaker: Dr. Manivong Ratts

Dr. Manivong J. Ratts has been chosen to represent the 2018 graduating class as the commencement keynote speaker at the June 3 commencement ceremony.

Workshop series empowers attendees to resist hate and bias

Portland United Against Hate, a series of 15 workshops offered between February and June 2018, is free and open to the public. These workshops will provide attendees with the information, skills and resources necessary to support their actions in resistance to hate and bias.

Dawn Montgomery

Professor honored for equity leadership

Dawn Montgomery, assistant professor in the department of educational leadership and director of the educational administration program, is the 2018 recipient of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators’ (OALA) Tom Ruhl Ally award.

Sierra Club Names Lewis & Clark a Top Five Most Environmentally Responsible School

Lewis & Clark is the only liberal arts college on the West Coast—and the only school in Oregon—to make the top 10.

Friend, Neighbor, Ally: Community Response and Supportive Engagement with those Targeted by Hate and Bias

Join us for a panel discussion on February 10 - all community members are welcome!
Michael P. Levine, PhD

Presenter Q&A: Michael Levine on Eating Disorder Treatment

CREDN Conference presenter discusses his sociocultural perspective on eating disorder treatment

You’re invited to Lewis & Clark’s 151st birthday party!

On February 1, 2018, the entire Lewis & Clark community is invited to celebrate Founders Day—a day early.
Matt Utterback MAT '95, Educational Leadership '05

National Superintendent of the Year and alumnus Matt Utterback to host equity symposium

Join the discussion on Jan. 31: Creating the conditions for ensuring that all students have access to equitable outcomes in our schools: what can teachers, school counselors, and leaders do?
Alumna Yvonne Curtis, Elementary MAT '97, joins PPS as deputy superintendent.

MAT Alumna Yvonne Curtis Named PPS Deputy Superintendent

In her new position, Curtis will oversee various departments and programs including Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support Services, and School Performance. Curtis will begin her position with PPS on January 2, 2018.

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21st Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Releases Annual Report

Under the leadership of Dean Janet Steverson, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has just released its 2016-2017 Diversity Report, which offers an at-a-glance look at diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs across all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools.

Alumna named Director of Campus Safety at LC

Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson announced today that alumna Donna Henderson will become the new director campus safety.

Welcome New Faculty!

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling is pleased to welcome six new faculty members!
Funding is provided by the City of Portland?s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Ma...

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling awarded $35,000 grant to interrupt, resist, and respond to hate and bias

Funding is provided by the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate

Donna Henderson MA ’09 Named Director of Campus Safety

Alumna Donna Henderson will become the new director campus safety. She will start on November 13.
Abby Rotwein (L) and Elissa Dingus (R)

Alumnae named 2017 Oregon Social Studies Elementary Teachers of the Year

Abby Rotwein and Elissa Dingus, MAT ’12 and MAT ’11, have been named the 2017 Oregon Social Studies Elementary Teachers of the Year

Welcome Dolly Nguyen

We are pleased to welcome Dolly Nguyen, PhD, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership.

Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, EdD

Welcome Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho

We are pleased to welcome Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, EdD, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Director of the Preliminary Administrator License program.

Lana Kim, PhD, LMFT

Faculty Q&A: Psychopharmacology

Professor Lana Kim discusses her upcoming psychopharmacology training for educators and counselors

Global Vision, Local Engagement 

Lewis & Clark welcomes Wim Wiewel as its next president.

Dolly Nguyen, new SAA faculty member, named 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellow

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) is committed to supporting scholarship on Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). For the past 4 years, they have offered an annual CMSI Research Fellowship for scholars who conduct research at or related to MSIs to pursue a project of their choosing.

You’re Invited to President and Mrs. Wiewel’s Welcome Party!

The Lewis & Clark community is invited to celebrate President Wiewel’s official first day on campus.

Professor Dawn Montgomery discusses courageous educational leadership

Leading Together is designed to support school leadership teams (teachers and administrators) building relational-trust and effective collaboration skills, critical building blocks of effective teams, in their schools.
Inmates participate in a first-of-its-kind suicide prevention walk inside a Salem prison

CPSY alumna Kristy Makowichuk delivers keynote address at first-in-the-nation suicide prevention walk inside correctional facility

An Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk was recently held inside the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem. It’s thought to be the first time in the country such a walk was held inside a correctional facility.
Scott Crisp, MAT '98

Alumnus Scott Crisp, MAT ’98, receives prestigious Department of Education fellowship

Crisp is one of seven teachers and principals from around the country to earn a prestigious U.S. Department of Education fellowship for a yearlong program.
The students in the Portland History class who organized the event with one of their posters.

MAT alum uses art to explore Portland Housing Crisis

On June 1st, students in alumnus Jason Miller’s Portland History class took part in a walk-about performance highlighting how annexation and city policy/ investments in east Portland have affected their community.

Alumna’s student-built tiny houses help Right 2 Dream Too settle into its new home

Kayla Stolte, MAT ’11, and her Tech Geometry class from Benson High School played a key part in Right 2 Dream Too’s recent transition to a new location.

Lewis & Clark Selects Wim Wiewel as Its Next President

Wiewel, who has just completed a nine-year run as president of Portland State University, will start in his new role on October 1.

Weight and Well-Being

The graduate school trains counselors to embrace size diversity as part of its updated Eating Disorders Certificate program.

Watch Online: 2017 Commencement Addresses

Dr. Robin DiAngelo and L Pearson address the graduating class of 2017 at the June 4 commencement ceremony.

Watch online: Dr. DiAngelo on White Fragility at commencement 2017

Watch online: Dr. DiAngelo on White Fragility at commencement 2017

July 19-21, 2017 | Everyday attachment in recovery: Creating healthy, connected communities.

43rd Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference

Alum receives OSPA’s HR 2017 Leadership Award

Jerry Copeland, Director of InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) and Graduate School alumnus, is the recipient of the Oregon School Personnel Association Human Resources 2017 Leadership Award.

Vicky Allen, MEd ’73, publishes unique approach to learning English

American Sign Language as a Bridge to English is a guide for hearing teachers of hearing students to use ASL as a ‘bridge’ to learning English as a foreign language.

Alumnus named OnPoint Educator of the Year

David Valenzuela, MAT ’14, has been named OnPoint’s 9-12 Educator of the Year! Educators of the Year will each have their mortgage paid for one school year. Additionally, their schools each received a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies.

NSF Invests in Lewis & Clark to Diversify the Science Teacher Pipeline

A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.
Don Brown teaches his fourth-grade class about government by having them create a mock United Nat...

Love of music inspires 31-year educator and graduate school alumnus

During his 31 years in education, Don Brown of Oregon Trail Academy (OTA) has served in administrative as well as specialist roles, but says teaching always calls him back.

2017 Commencement Speakers Announced

Robin DiAngelo, guest commencement speaker; L Pearson, student commencement speaker
Carmen Knudsen-Martin

Knudson-Martin receives family therapy award

Counseling Psychology professor Carmen Knudson-Martin has received the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice award.
Matt Utterback is named National Superindentent of the Year at the AASA annual conference.

Alumnus Matt Utterback has been named 2017 National Superintendent of the Year

Utterback received this top honor for his work as superintendent of Oregon’s North Clackamas school district, where his equity-driven leadership dramatically improved graduation rates and notched state-leading student growth and achievement levels.

MAT alums a force behind Oregon City High’s 94% graduation rate

MAT alums a force behind Oregon City High’s 94% grad rate
L&C Aerials (inc:Nike Campus)

Lewis & Clark College named most beautiful in Pacific Northwest

The 130+ acres of the campus, which sit atop Portland’s Palatine Hill, are perfectly situated for stunning views of Mt. Hood.

Professor Kim Stafford explores unity in book of post-election poetry

Turning to his daily writing ritual as a way to settle his mind, clarify his purpose, and prepare for a new kind of citizenship, Stafford thoughtfully curated his latest book of poetry, The Flavor of Unity, from post-election and pre-inauguration daily journals, observations, and poems.

Shelbi Schroeder, MAT ’17, describes her experience teaching art at Southridge High School

Exploring digital photography through the lenses of commercial art and fine art

MAT student’s art on display at Las Vegas City Hall’s Grand Gallery

In Reclaim, on display through March, Shelbi Schroeder, MAT ’17, represents women when they’re free and letting go of restraints, societal or otherwise.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy highlighted in CCE offerings

RO-DBT: an evidence-based, transdiagnostic treatment for patients who suffer from emotional and behavioral over-control.
Sharon Chinn

Sharon Chinn, MA ’91, receives 2016 Otis McCreery Outstanding Service Award

This award is presented annually to a student affairs professional who contributes to an outstanding SA program, provides service beyond expectation of their position, and encourages colleagues and students to pursue their own professional growth.

Jane Levy, left, has been appointed to replace a retiring judge in the Family Court division. Her...

Double alum (JD ’04, MA ’11) appointed Family Court judge

Jane Levy, JD ’04, MA ’11, was appointed to a vacant judgeship in the 2nd Judicial District’s Family Court division late last month by Gov. Susana Martinez. Levy’s master’s degree is in counseling psychology, which is “tremendously helpful to a family attorney.”

Alumna named 2016 Oregon Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Alumna named 2016 Oregon Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Alumna Jennifer Cerasin named 2016 Oregon Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

“I really like this community and I appreciate how much the district supports our programs. In the past when we’ve had budget issues they do not just cut the arts like other districts have done, and I’m loyal to them for that.” Cerasin said.

Alumnus Robert Slauson, MAT, named principal in Alameda, CA

Slauson is ready for the next chapter of his career at Edison. “I am very impressed with the Edison learning community and the commitment of the staff,” he said. “The parental support is obvious and the students are successful.”

Dean Gonzalez Awarded The Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Dean

On Friday, November 11, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez was recognized at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Western Regional Conference Awards Luncheon.

Alumnus Matt Utterback named 2017 Oregon Superintendent of the Year

Matt Utterback, superintendent of the North Clackamas School District, is being hailed as the best in the state.

CELS program recognized for diversity and STEM outreach

Lewis & Clark College’s Community Engagement and Leadership in Science (CELS) program has been selected to receive an award.
The Counseling Psychology department welcomes its largest incoming class in the Graduate School's...

Counseling Psychology welcomes largest cohort to date

Counseling Psychology welcomes largest incoming class in Grad School’s history

Alumna Amber Sprague named Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year

Alumna named Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year
Kristin Chou graduated with the Elementary MAT class of 2016.

100% of 2016 Elementary MAT and SAA grads now employed in respective fields

Good news from the departments of teacher education and educational leadership.

Charles R. “Kip” Ault Jr. Book Release Celebration

Please join us in celebrating the release of Professor Emeritus Charles R. “Kip” Ault Jr.’s latest book, Do Elephants Have Knees? on Thursday, October 20th.

Oregon best state to be a teacher, study finds

Oregon best state to be a teacher, study finds

Alumna Cathy Fall launches preschool in Prineville

Cathy Sundet Fall has started a new business in Prineville, one that is of vital interest to parents of children aged 2 to 5.

Alum Ken Richardson named David Douglas Superintendent

Alumnus Ken Richardson named superintendent for David Douglas School District, the 13th largest in Oregon.
Sharon Chinn

Sharon Chinn, Director of Educational Career, Licensing, and Accreditation Services, recognized by OWHE

Sharon Chinn is the director of Educational Career, Licensing, and Accreditation Services and the Commencement Coordinator at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College. With 25-years in the field, Sharon brings to her work decades of experience networking, advocating, and supporting students, faculty, and staff as they grow in their professions.
Jennie Knapp

Alumna Jennie Knapp named one of two new assistant principals for Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego School District announced Wednesday that it has filled the open assistant principal slots at its two junior high schools.
Brian Bauer, left, with Professor Carol Doyle, chair of his thesis committee.

M.S. student’s research offers insight into lifestyle and suicidality correlation in young adults

Brian Bauer, M.S., Counseling Psychology ’16, arrived at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling with a clear research plan in mind: to study whether an individual’s involvement in extracurricular activities is associated with lower suicidality. In fact, he selected the Graduate School specifically for the unique masters of science option.
Don Grotting, now superintendent of the David Douglas School District in Portland, has been named...

Alumnus Don Grotting named superintendent of Beaverton School District

The  Beaverton  School  Board  voted  unanimously  Monday evening to appoint Grotting to oversee the 41,000-student district. He starts July 1.

M.A.T. student’s creative approach changes the narrative for struggling fourth grader

When Kristina Chou, M.A.T. ’16, met a fourth grade student named Josh for the first time in late November 2015, he had just arrived at his third school since his family moved to Portland in September.

Alumna Melissa Wilk Named 2016 Fulbright Scholar

Wilk’s nine-month Assistantship will take her to La Rioja, Spain, an autonomous community and province, where she will be studying the process of second language acquisition.

Alumna Holly Thompson Named School Counselor of the Year

Holly Thompson, who received her Master’s of Education at Lewis & Clark Graduate School, and is currently the counselor at Rowe Middle School.

Alumnus Jeff Rose Named Superintendent of Fulton School District

Rose has been a prominent Oregon educator since 2008, most recently serving as the superintendent for the Beaverton School District.
Jeremiah Patterson

Alumnus Jeremiah Patterson named assistant superintendent

Following a national search, the Gladstone School District on Friday named Jeremiah Patterson as assistant superintendent.

Renee Ulrich Named 2016 Student Commencement Speaker

Professional Mental Health and Addictions, M.A. ’16
Ryan F. Reese, Ph.D., LPC will be facilitating EcoWellness Counseling: Practical Strategies and E...

Ryan F. Reese, Ph.D., LPC, to Discuss EcoWellness and the Human-Nature Connection

Ryan F. Reese, Ph.D., LPC will be facilitating EcoWellness Counseling: Practical Strategies and Ethics for Integrating the Natural World into Therapy, on Friday, April 29.
Heidi Sipe, Oregon Superintendent of the Year

Alumna Heidi Sipe Named Oregon’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year

Sipe, a graduate of the Educational Leadership department, is the superintendent for the Umatilla School District in northeast Oregon where nearly 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced meals, and more than two-thirds are students of color.

The entrance to the Beaverton High School theater department.

Alumnus revives legendary Beaverton High theater program

In a recent article published by the Oregonian, alumnus Shannon Dery takes center stage for his role in reviving the once larger-than-life theater program at Beaverton High School.

Q & A with speaker Cheryl Forster, Psy.D.

Cheryl Forster, Psy.D., is going to be hosting a workshop entitled “Talking About Race and Racism: A Developmental and Integrative Approach.”

Global Achiever

Sara McGowan M.A.T. ’01 combines her love of language and learning in the Spanish/English community school she founded in Costa Rica.

Student honored for commitment to educational equity

In recognition of her outstanding commitment to educational equity, Charlene Williams—who is currently completing her doctorate work in educational leadership—was honored by the Urban League of Portland at the 2014 Equal Opportunity Awards Day Dinner.

Professor teaches social justice issues with help from poem

In a recent article for the journal Rethinking Schools, Linda Christensen—director of the Oregon Writing Project, editor, and author—explains how teachers can use Myrlin Hepworth’s poem “Ritchie Valens” to engage students with social justice issues.

New Science

Professor emeritus’ debut book works to uncover flaws in the multiple dimensions of science teaching standards.

Alumna named Oregon Art Educator of the year

Janice Packard M.A.T. ’94 has been named the 2015 Oregon Art Educator of the year by the Oregon Art Education Association.

Future Leaders

The graduate school and the undergraduate college join forces to create a pathway for underrepresented students to become K-12 science and math teachers.

Professor integrates neurobiology and culture in new book on couples counseling

In a new book, Carmen Knudson-Martin explains a new approach to couples counseling that integrates neurobiology with understanding of gender, culture, personal identities and relationship processes.

Alumna named School Psychologist of the Year

Kate Grieve Ed.S. ’09 has been named New Hampshire’s School Psychologist of the Year. The honor is bestowed by the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists in recognition of outstanding service to the profession.

Alumnus chosen for National Geographic expedition to Galapagos Islands

Alumnus Jesse Lowes M.A.T. has been named a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. Lowes, one of 34 teachers chosen to be fellows, will be going on a 10-day professional development expedition in the Galapagos Islands in September operated by Lindblad Expeditions.

Lewis & Clark takes top honor in Princeton Review ranking of greenest colleges

Number one. That’s the spot Lewis & Clark earned in The Princeton Review’s ranking of 353 most environmentally responsible colleges and universities.

Teaching Climate Change

Alumnus Tim Swinehart takes on climate change in a new book for teachers

Amanda Isberg M.A.T. ’10 shares tips for international teaching

Amanda Isberg MAT ’10 keeps a blog about her passion for international teaching. We caught up with her in Venezuela.
Tigard High School, where alumnus Andy Van Fleet has been named principal.

Alumnus named principal of local high school

Andy Van Fleet, Initial Administrator License ’09, has been named principal of Tigard High School and begins work in July, 2015.

Lewis & Clark named top graduate campus for natural beauty

Lewis & Clark has been named one of the most beautiful places to go to graduate school by Grad School Hub.

Mason Rivers Ed.S. ’13, president, Oregon School Psychologists Association

As president of the Oregon School Psychologists Association, Mason Rivers E.D. ’13, tries to influence the profession from the inside.

Teacher of the Year

Michael Lindblad M.A.T. ’96 has been named one of the top 50 teachers in the nation

Grades & Grapes

Andrew Beckham BA ’98, MAT ’01 balances teaching with winemaking.

School psychology, teaching among best jobs of 2015

In their annual rankings for “best jobs”, U.S. News has included school psychology, teaching, and school counseling as top careers to consider in 2015. For the second year in a row, school psychology was ranked the best social services career of the year.

Teaching math isn’t what it used to be—two profs explain how

New math standards for K-2 students are rolling out in schools across the nation. In a new article, professors Griffin and Ward explain why they’re important and how teachers can build on them.