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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
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Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs
Faculty and Staff

Christy Craft

Christy Craft

Professor and Interim Department Chair
301 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5940
ccraft@k-state.edu
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Bio

Christy Moran Craft has been a faculty member in the College of Education at Kansas State University since 2005. 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
  • Principles of College Student Personnel Administration
  • Student Development Theory
  • 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

Sean Bridgen

Sean Bridgen

Associate Director for External and Institutional Partnerships, NACADA
bridgen@k-state.edu

Melissa Briggs

Melissa Briggs

Assistant Professor
mbriggs@k-state.edu

Doris Wright Carroll

Doris Wright Carroll

Associate Professor
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

Mary Guindon

Mary Guindon

Teaching Associate Professor
guindon@k-state.edu

Judy Hughey

Judith Hughey

Associate Professor
359 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5527
jhughey@k-state.edu

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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

Kenneth Hughey

Kenneth Hughey

Professor
318 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

Marilyn Kaff

Marilyn Kaff

Associate Professor
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

Jessica Lane

Jessica Lane

Assistant Professor
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; academic motherhood; collaboration between administration and school counselors; collaboration between general and special education

Sophia Leno

Sophia Leno

Graduate Teaching Assistant
sleno@k-state.edu

Sophia Leno

Yifan Liao

Graduate Teaching Assistant
yliao@k-state.edu

Cassandra Llewelyn

Cassandra Llewelyn

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

Craig McGill

Craig McGill

Assistant Professor
319 Bluemont Hall
cmcgill@k-state.edu

Pam McGlynn

Pamela McGlynn

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

Nicole Meritt

Nicole Meritt

Instructor
338 Bluemont Hall
nicolemeritt@k-state.edu

Charlie Nutt

Charlie Nutt

Executive Director, NACADA
Academic Advising
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

Associate Professor
313 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5583
rubin@k-state.edu
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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 and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), serving on the Board of Directors, planning the 2010 national convention, and being recognized by her peers with the Research Award in 2020, Professional Excellence Award in 2019, and the Professional Promise Award in 2009. She was named one of the Top 25 Woman Leaders in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2017.

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

Karen Sullivan-Vance

Karen Sullivan-Vance

Associate Director for Strategic Program Development, NACADA
ksvance@k-state.edu

Jim Teagarden

James Teagarden

Associate Professor
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

Wendy Troxel

Wendy Troxel

Associate Professor
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

Warren White

Warren White

Professor
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
302 Bluemont Hall
785-532-0695
dwilcox@k-state.edu

Yang Yang

Yang Yang

Associate Professor
316 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