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Faculty and Staff

Kenneth Hughey

Kenneth Hughey

Professor, Counselor Education and School Counseling
Department Chair
301 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6445
khughey@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S.Ed. - Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A.Ed. - Counselor Education, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri
Courses
  • Mental Health in Schools
  • Counseling Theory
  • Career Development for School Counselors
  • Guidance Program Management
  • Trends in Career Development
  • Theories of Vocational Counseling
Research Interests

Career development; the changing workplace; preparing students for the future; school counseling; school to career transition; career advising

Doris Wright Carroll

Doris Wright Carroll

Associate Professor, Counseling, Student Affairs and College Student Development
322 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5941
dcarroll@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Psychology, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Education, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Courses
  • Student Personnel Practicum and Internship
  • Advanced Student Personnel Theory
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Handling Campus Crises
  • Administration of College Student Personnel Services
  • College Student and the College Environment
  • Counseling Ethics
  • Principles of College Student Personnel Services
  • Ethics and Leadership
Research Interests

Multicultural counseling; student development theory; ethics

Christy Craft

Christy Craft

Associate Professor, Student Affairs and College Student Development
316 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5940
ccraft@k-state.edu
Personal Website

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Bio

Christy Moran Craft is an associate professor in the College of Education at Kansas State University and teaches both online and on-campus courses in the M.S. in Academic Advising, M.S. in College Student Development, and Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education programs. Her research primarily focuses on issues related to spirituality and religion in the higher education environment, with a special focus on Christianity in public higher education.

Education
  • B.S. - Psychology, Bradley University
  • Ph.D. - Higher Education, University of Arizona
Courses
  • Research Methods
  • Principles of College Student Personnel Administration
  • The College Student and the College Environment
  • Practicum in Student Personnel Work
  • Higher Education Law
  • Higher Education Finance
Research Interests

Spirituality and religion in higher education; Christianity in public higher education; legal issues in higher education; academic motherhood

Judy Hughey

Judith Hughey

Associate Professor, Counselor Education and School Counseling
359 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5527
jhughey@k-state.edu

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Bio

Dr. Judy Hughey, a National Certified Counselor, is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. She earned a doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the coordinator of the Master’s Program for School Counseling. Hughey has served as assistant managing editor for the Journal of Vocational Special Needs and assistant to the editor for Professional School Counseling. Dr. Hughey has published chapters in Jossey-Bass and NACADA books, co-published in The Handbook of Career Advising and in journals Educational Considerations, Journal of Career Development, Community College Journal, the School Counselor, the ASCA Counselor, the NACADA Online Journal, and ERIC Publications.

Education
  • B.A. - Education/Speech Communications, Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A. - Education/Guidance and Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Post M.A. - Counseling and Administration, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Ed.D. - School Counseling, Administration and Vocational Special Needs, University of Missouri-Columbia
Courses
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Consultation for Counselors
  • Principles of Guidance
  • Interpersonal Advising for Academic Advisors
  • Advanced Counseling Practices
  • Advanced Counseling Supervision
  • Educational Psychology
Research Interests

Motivational interviewing; enhancing interpersonal skills; implementing effective counseling approaches in school counseling programs; educational experiences of students of diversity; integrating career development in advising and school counseling; learning strategies for students with special needs

Marilyn Kaff

Marilyn Kaff

Associate Professor, Special Education
303 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5901
mkaff@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - History and Theatre, Washburn University
  • M.S. - Special Education, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Clinical Psychology, Washburn University
  • Ed.S. - School Psychology, Emporia State University
  • Ph.D. - Special Education/Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
Courses
  • Exceptional Student in the Secondary School
  • Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
  • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • Topics in Autism Spectrum
  • Assessment in Special Education
Research Interests

Roles and responsibilities of special education teachers in school-wide reform; autism best practices; special education teacher preparation; collaboration between university and schools

Ann Knackendoffel

Ann Knackendoffel

Assistant Professor, Special Education
304 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5818
knack@k-state.edu

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Bio

Ann Knackendoffel teaches courses within the special education and academic advising programs. Prior to her faculty position at K-State, she held positions as a special education teacher, educational consultant, curriculum developer, and research assistant. She recently co-authored a leading textbook in the area of special education consultation and collaboration and is lead author of a collaborative problem-solving book. She has also served on the review board for the Intervention in School and Clinic journal for several years.

Education
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Emporia State University
  • M.S. - Special Education, Emporia State University
  • Ph.D. - Special Education and School Administration, University of Kansas
Courses
  • Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
  • Characteristics of Cognitive Disabilities
  • Academic Interventions
  • Consulting Process in Special Education
  • College Students with Special Needs
Research Interests

Special education teacher collaboration and consultation; paraeducators; response to intervention; teacher team problem solving

Jessica Lane

Jessica Lane

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education and School Counseling
309 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5938
jjj3636@k-state.edu

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Bio

Jessica Lane brings her experience as an elementary classroom teacher and school counselor to her courses. Outside of teaching, she loves to spend time with her family. Her other pastimes include: eating good food, shopping, and watching football.

Education
  • B.A.E. - Elementary Education and Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Hastings College
  • M.S. - School Counseling, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. - Counselor Education and Supervision, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Kindergarten transition; elementary school counseling; counseling military children; academic motherhood; teaching/counseling children of poverty; collaboration between general and special education; common core; early childhood education

Jenneen LeMay

Jenneen LeMay

Instructor
333 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5541
jalemay@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - School Counseling, Kansas State University
Courses
  • Educational Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relations in Schools

Cassandra Llewelyn

Cassandra Llewelyn

Senior Administrative Assistant
369 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5541
cjwalker@k-state.edu

Mickey Losinski

Mickey Losinski

Assistant Professor, Special Education
306 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5900
mlosins@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - Art, Southern Oregon University
  • M.F.A. - Sculpture, Washington State University
  • Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction, Clemson University
Research Interests

Legal and policy Issues in special education; preventative interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders; mental health services in the schools

Paul Maxfield

Paul Maxfield

Graduate Teaching Assistant
348 Bluemont Hall
pmaxfield@k-state.edu

Pam McGlynn

Pamela McGlynn

Program Assistant
332 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6103
pmcglynn@k-state.edu

Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

Instructor
308 Bluemont Hall
jessnelson@k-state.edu

Charlie Nutt

Charlie Nutt

Assistant Professor, Academic Advising
Executive Director, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225, Manhattan, KS 66502
785-532-5742
cnutt@k-state.edu

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Bio

Charlie Nutt joined Kansas State University and the NACADA Executive Office in 2002. He has taught both at the secondary and post-secondary levels since 1977. As Executive Director of NACADA, Charlie is responsible for coordinating the work of the Executive Office staff as well as working with the various NACADA units on professional development issues and external relations for the Association.

Education
  • B.S. - English Education, University of Georgia
  • M.S. - Administration and Supervision, Georgia Southern University
  • Ed.D. - Educational Leadership, Georgia Southern University
Courses
  • Graduate courses in academic advising and college student personnel
Research Interests

Academic advising

Lisa Rubin

Lisa Rubin

Assistant Professor, Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics
328 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5583
rubin@k-state.edu

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Bio

Dr. Lisa Rubin teaches courses in both the Student Affairs and Academic Advising programs. Prior to joining Kansas State as a faculty member, she worked in a variety of student affairs areas and served as an athletic advisor/life skills counselor for the University of Nebraska and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Rubin is active in the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), serving on the Board of Directors, planning the 2010 national convention, and being recognized by her peers with the Professional Promise Award in 2009.

Education
  • B.S. - Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.Ed. - Kinesiology-Sport Management, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. - Higher Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Courses
  • College Student-Athletes
  • Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Practicum in College Student Personnel Work
  • Current Issues in Higher Education
Research Interests

Student-athletes and academics, college student-athlete development, women in intercollegiate athletic administration

Jim Teagarden

James Teagarden

Associate Professor, Special Education
311 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5923
mrt@k-state.edu

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Bio

Dr. James (Jim) Teagarden is a former elementary school special educator working with children with emotional or behavioral challenges in public school and psychiatric hospital settings.

Education
  • B.S. - Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Kansas State University
  • Ed.D. - Kansas State University
Courses
  • Characteristics of Emotional-Behavior Disorders
  • Interventions of Emotional-Behavior Disorder
  • Behavior Management
  • Adaptive Special Education Practicum
Research Interests

Oral history of the field of special education; assessment of children with behavior challenges; retention issues related to teachers of children with behavior challenges

Linda Thurston

Linda P. Thurston

Associate Dean for Research and External Funding
Lydia E. Skeen Endowed Professor
017 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5765
lpt@k-state.edu

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Bio

Linda Thurston is the College of Education Associate Dean; she also teaches research courses and is the Director of the College’s New Faculty Mentoring Program. Thurston has served as Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Education and was the founding director of the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE), a multi-disciplinary team of evaluators and researchers who provide evaluation services to programs across the United States and in other countries. She has received grants funded more than $10 million and has been honored and recognized for her innovative educational programs and leadership. For over two years, she served as a program officer with the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the disabililty, gender and evaluation programs for over two years. She is the co-author of School Consultation, Collaboration and Teamwork, in its 7th edition, and has authored or presented more than 150 publications and research papers at national and international conferences. Beyond more than a decade of program evaluation, her research experiences include research on gender equitable strategies for science and math, teacher preparation, parent involvement in special education, life skill development, and program development.

Education
  • B.A. - Elementary Education, Baker University
  • M.S. - Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Ph.D. - Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas
Courses
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Fundamentals in Program Evaluation
Research Interests

Mixed method evaluation and research methods; disability issues in postsecondary education; gender issues in education; faculty mentoring; gender and leadership

Wendy Troxel

Wendy Troxel

Associate Professor, Academic Advising
Director, Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225, Manhattan, KS 66502
785-532-5717
wgtroxel@k-state.edu

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Bio

Wendy Troxel is the inaugural Director of the Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success for NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. The Center provides opportunities for research and professional development to a diverse global membership and the academic advising profession. Prior to coming to KSU, she served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University.

Education
  • B.S. - Music (Performance), Muskingum College
  • M.S. - Physical Education and Sports Administration, Illinois State University
  • Ph.D. - Educational Leadership, University of Alabama
Courses
  • Graduate courses in research methods and academic advising
Research Interests

Teaching, learning, and advising in the first year of college; the impact of formative assessment techniques in the classroom; faculty and staff roles in the program assessment process, and the challenges and barriers for first-generation student

Brian Weber

Brian Weber

Graduate Research Assistant
338 Bluemont Hall
bwweber@k-state.edu

Warren White

Warren White

Professor, Special Education, and College of Education Director of Assessment
312 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6349
wwhite@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Psychology, Fort Hays State University
  • M.S. - Special Education, University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. - Special Education, University of Kansas
Courses
  • Characteristics of Cognitive Disabilities
  • Interventions: Functional Disabilities
  • Transitions in Special Education
  • Administration of Special Education Programs
Research Interests

Career development for children and adolescents with disabilities; transition; career opportunities for children and youth with disabilities; mental retardation; assessment; professional development schools (PDS)

Dan Wilcox

Dan Wilcox

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education and School Counseling
302 Bluemont Hall
785-532-0695
dwilcox@k-state.edu

Yang Yang

Yang Yang

Assistant Professor
307 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5609
yyang001@k-state.edu

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Bio

Yang Yang is a Quantitative Research Methodologist adept at quantitative research design and advanced statistical analysis in education and broader social science fields. Prior joining K-State, she worked for The University of Alabama - Institute for Social Science Research, where she served as a research analyst or statistician on several NSF grants.

Education
  • B.A. - Mass Communications and Advertising, Nanjing University
  • Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction, Florida International University
Courses
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Statistical Methods in Education
  • Experimental Design in Education
Research Interests

Quantitative research methods; Q methodology; gender issues in STEM education; social and psychological motivations in learning