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Administration

Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC
Interim Department Head
Program Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-8382 cbarrio@utk.edu


Merliee McCurdy

Merilee McCurdy, PhD
Associate Department Head
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor
– School Psychology (PhD)
865-974-8144 mccurdy2@utk.edu


Faculty Members

Sharon Bruner

Sharon Bruner, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-0734 sbruner1@vols.utk.edu

Headshot of Jeff Cochran, PhD, EPC Department Head & Professor

Jeff Cochran, PhD, NCC
Professor
– Counselor Education (PhD)
865-974-4178 jcochr11@utk.edu


Joel Diambra

Joel F. Diambra, EdD, LPC-MHSP-S, NCC
Associate Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-8774 jdiambra@utk.edu

Karee Dunn

Karee Dunn, PhD
Associate Professor
– Applied Educational Psychology (MS)
– School Psychology (PhD)
865-974-2410 kdunn15@utk.edu


Melinda Gibbons

Melinda Gibbons, PhD, NCC
Co-Primary Investigator for PIPES
Program Coordinator for Counselor Education
Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-4477 mgibbon2@utk.edu

Headshot photo of Dr. Patricia Higgins, Ed Psych Online

Patricia Higgins, PhD
Program Coordinator for Ed Psych Online (Master’s in Educational Psychology)
Clinical Assistant Professor
865-974-8642 phiggin5@vols.utk.edu


Hyunhee Kim, PhD EPC Faculty 2022

Hyunhee Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-5487 hkim103@utk.edu

Chris LaFever, PhD, EPC Faculty 2022

Christopher R. LaFever, PhD
Assistant Professor of Practice
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-5233 clafeve1@utk.edu


Chris Skinner

Christopher H. Skinner, PhD
Professor
– School Psychology (PhD)
865-974-8403 cskinne1@utk.edu

Laura Wheat

Laura S. Wheat, PhD, LPC(GA), NCC
Coordinator for CEHHS Grief Outreach Initiative
Graduate Certificate Coordinator for Grief, Loss & Trauma
Interim Program Coordinator for School Counseling
Assistant Professor
– Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
– Counselor Education (PhD)
– School Counseling (MS)
865-974-3845 lwheat@utk.edu


Brian Wilhoit

Brian Wilhoit, PhD
Director of Korn Learning, Assessment & Social Skills (KLASS) Center
Clinical Professor
– School Psychology (PhD)
865-974-6395 bwilhoit@utk.edu


Staff Members

Whtiney Denton

Whitney Denton
Business Manager
865-974-5233 whitneydenton@utk.edu


Beverly Cate

Beverly Fraley
Accounting Specialist II
865-974-7926 bcate@utk.edu

Kathi Pauling

Kathi Pauling
Administrative Support Assistant II
865-974-1319 kpauling@utk.edu


Christine Tidwell

Christine Tidwell
Administrative Specialist II
865-974-3103 ktidwell@utk.edu

Profile photo of Sarah Bennett, Administrative Administrator II

Sarah Bennett
Communication Specialist
sbenne31@utk.edu


 

Professor Emeriti

Clinton Allison

Clinton Allison, PhD

Ralph Brockett posing with published book infront of his bookshelf.

Ralph G. Brockett, PhD


Donald Dickinson

Donald Dickinson, PhD

Russell French

Russell French, PhD


Kathy Greenberg

Katherine H. Greenberg, PhD

Sky Huck

Schuyler Huck, PhD


Luther Kindall

Luther Kindall, PhD

Bob Kronick

Robert Kronick, PhD


Steve McCallum

R. Steve McCallum, PhD

Tricia McClam, PhD


John Peters

John Peters, EdD

Marla Peterson

Marla P. Peterson


Bill Poppen

Bill A. Poppen, PhD

John Ray

John Ray


Clarence Roeske

Clarence Edward Roeske

Gary Skolits

Gary J. Skolits, EdD


Jeannine Studer

Jeannine Studer, EdD

Robert Williams

Robert L. Williams, PhD

[clerar]

Marianne Woodside

Marianne R. Woodside, EdD, LPC(TN), NCC

Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler, EdD


Updated 09/22/2022