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Graduate Faculty at Lewis & Clark

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

Faculty are always available and happy to talk. Our small cohorts enhance our close-knit community and foster connection between students, staff, and faculty, in and out of the classroom.

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Our world-class faculty are educators, practitioners, and experts in their fields who are committed to student success. All of our professors are dedicated to ingraining social justice into every aspect of the curriculum while preparing you for your career as an educator or counselor.

Not only are our faculty experts in the classroom, but also in our community. Through diverse opportunities for professional growth and development, our students and faculty continuously learn together by attending workshops and training on campus and in Portland.

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  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/16394-brenda-sifuentez"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.jpg" alt="Brenda Sifuentez" width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/38,38,1188,1188/92815_85683_IMG_0470.rev.1645657946.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1150" data-max-h="1150" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/16394-brenda-sifuentez"> <a href="/live/profiles/16394-brenda-sifuentez">Brenda Sifuentez</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> Historically Underrepresented Students Redefining College Success </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Educational leadership professor Brenda Sifuentez and University of North Carolina at Greensboro teacher education professor Delma Ramos recently published Historically Underrepresented Students Redefining College Success in Higher Education in the Journal of Postsecondary Student Success </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/16393-kris-bella"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100814_kris-bella.rev.1697065021.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100814_kris-bella.rev.1697065021.png 2x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100814_kris-bella.rev.1697065021.png" alt="Kristine Bella" width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100814_kris-bella.rev.1697065021.png 2x" data-max-w="530" data-max-h="530" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/16393-kris-bella"> <a href="/live/profiles/16393-kris-bella">Kris Bella</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> New Grant Supports Media Production at Community Counseling Center </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Art Therapy Instructor Kris Bella led the art therapy program in writing a grant that was recently awarded through Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission for $71,000 that will supply equipment for the digital media lab at the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center. The program will use the funding to create an art therapy specific video to air on public access television. </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/16178-mary-andrus"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.jpg" alt="Mary Andrus DAT, LPC, LCAT, ATCS (She/Her/Hers)" width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/294,352,1022,1081/92808_89792_Mary_Andrus.rev.1645657500.jpg 3x" data-max-w="728" data-max-h="729" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/16178-mary-andrus"> <a href="/live/profiles/16178-mary-andrus">Mary Andrus</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> Collective Liberation: Art & Film </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Art therapy professor Mary Andrus co-presented Collective Liberation: Art & Film to process a university closure, with art therapy alumni Amy Simpson at the national American Educational Studies Association conference in Portland, Oregon. </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/19603-lisa-collins"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.jpg" alt="Educational Leadership Professor Lisa Collins visits Ireland with Outdoor Writers Association of America." width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,772,2316,3088/100645_lisa-collins-ireland.rev.1696606256.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2316" data-max-h="2316" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/19603-lisa-collins"> <a href="/live/profiles/19603-lisa-collins">Lisa Collins</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> Exploring Ireland With Outdoor Writers Association of America </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Educational Leadership Professor Lisa Collins was invited to tour Ireland thanks to her environmental advocacy work. “Ireland is amazing in a way I did not expect. The oppression in the past mirrors what we experienced in the US. Learning the history from the people who love their land and community is heartwarming. What a dream!” </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/19662-alexia-de-leon"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100816_alexia-de-leon.rev.1697065258.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100816_alexia-de-leon.rev.1697065258.png 2x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100816_alexia-de-leon.rev.1697065258.png" alt="Alexia de Leon" width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,142,530,672/100816_alexia-de-leon.rev.1697065258.png 2x" data-max-w="530" data-max-h="530" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/19662-alexia-de-leon"> <a href="/live/profiles/19662-alexia-de-leon">Alexia de León</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> Mentoring the Next Generation of Minority Fellowship Scholars </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Professional Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Professor Alexia de León mentored three PMHC-A students who received the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) addictions scholarship for $15,000 each. Professor de León has now mentored a total of 15 students to receive this scholarship to date. </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="profile-list_item"> <div class="profile-list_item_image circle-photo"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/profiles/17369-liza-finkel"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.jpg" alt="Liza Finkel" width="220" height="220" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/688/width/220/height/220/crop/1/src_region/307,332,2112,2136/95652_PEO-B-0921-0009.rev.1662653814.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1805" data-max-h="1804" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="profile-list_item_text"> <h4 class="profile-list_name" href="/live/profiles/17369-liza-finkel"> <a href="/live/profiles/17369-liza-finkel">Liza Finkel</a> </h4> <div class="title"> <h5> NSF Funded Opportunity Pairs LC Students with Local STEM teachers </h5> </div> <div class="faculty-carousel_summary"> Teacher education professor Liza Finkel talks to L&C’s undergraduate student newspaper, The Mossy Log, about an upcoming summer program that will pair 10 local middle and high school teachers with undergraduate students interested in teaching science or math. </div> </div> </div>

Shaping Tomorrow’s Professionals

Our diverse faculty at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling cultivate an environment of growth and opportunity for our students in and out of the classroom. With innovative teaching methods and one on one connection, our community continuously fosters a welcoming, inclusive, educational setting.

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Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Faculty

Experienced faculty in Lewis & Clark Graduate School’s Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology programs are committed to ensuring our students’ success both academically and in their future careers. They use diverse instructional approaches, and they are committed to continuing reflective practice to increase our effectiveness in preparing professional counselors. When you are guided by world-class faculty and leading practitioners, you will become an agent of change, ready to transform lives, sustain communities, and create a more just society.

Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Faculty

Teaching, School Counseling, and Leadership Studies Faculty

The experienced faculty members in the Teaching, Counseling, and Leadership Studies programs are committed to ensuring our students’ success, both academically and in their future careers. They’ve not only been teachers and school counselors themselves, but are considered thought leaders in the field, contributing to groundbreaking research and becoming regularly published in reputable education-industry publications.

Teaching, School Counseling, and Leadership Studies Faculty

  • 9+2+3+3 

    Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling offers nine academic programs across two departments; three endorsement programs; and three certificate programs.

  • 100% 

    Tenure and tenure-track graduate school faculty with doctoral degree

  • < 20 

    Average class size at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.