Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning

Counseling, Educational Leadership & Adult Learning Faculity


Dr. Fred Hampton

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Dr. Hampton is the Interim Department Chair. He began teaching at Cleveland State University in 1991. Prior to that, he held multiple roles including principal for an elementary school, director of community education, and 5th and 6th grade teacher in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Dr. Hampton's research interests include improving the academic achievement, school attendance, and graduation rates of inner city students. 

Frederick Hampton, Associate Professor, & Interim Department Chair
JH 278
Phone: 216-687-4582

Specialtes: School Administration
Academic achievement of inner city students.
Improving the graduation rates of inner city students

Dr. Joanie Walker

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Dr. Walker's Faculty Profile

Dr. Walker is Professor of Practice for the CASAL (Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning) Department at Cleveland State University.  In her role as Professor of Practice, she serves as a teacher and advisor for Masters and Doctorate students in school administration. She also assists the Center for Educational Leadership as an instructor; Coach for the Institute for Premier Leadership; and assists with the Education Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. Walker has thirty years experience in secondary education including nine years as a business teacher and gymnastics coach and 21 years as a high school administrator.  During her high school administration experience she served:  Riverside Local (Assistant Principal), Mentor High School (Unit Principal), Bedford High School (Principal), and Avon Lake High School (Principal). 

Dr. Walker is an active member of OASSA (Ohio Association of School Administrators) and NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Administrators) where she has been a conference presenter on a variety of topics for Aspiring Administrator¿s, Assistant Principals, and Principals.  She has her Superintendent's license and is both OTES and OPES trained.  She is trained in Marzano's Art & Science of Teaching and Rick and Beck Dufour's Professional Learning Communities.

Joanie Walker, Assistant Professor of Practice
JH 283
Phone: 216-687-3693

Specialty: Educational Administration


Dr. Mehrangiz Abadi

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Mehrangiz Abadi,
Assistant Professor - Visiting of Adult, Professional and Higher Education
Phone: (216) 687 - 5516

Dr. Wendy Green

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Dr. Wendy Green specializes in the area of learning and development with additional expertise in organizational culture and diversity.  She works as an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University in the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education and teaches in the medical education for health professionals and adult learning and development master's programs.  Current research is focused on the role of social identity affinity groups in higher education.  She is also investigating the role of communities of practice as they relate to social capital in Western mountain regions of Uganda.  Past research has included an examination of the role of employee networks in a for-profit organization, particularly how they intersected with the organization's culture and facilitated learning, engaged in advocacy, and created social networks.  In addition, she works as a consultant in the areas of organizational culture, diversity, and international medical education.  Dr. Green earned a PhD and MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Human Resource Development from Florida International University.

Wendy Green,
Associate Professor of Adult, Professional and Higher Education
Program Director, MEd in Health Professions Education
Program Coordinator, ACHE Adult, Continuing and Higher Education
Phone: (216) 523-7147

Specialty: Adult Learning & Development

Dr. Rachel Wlodarsky

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Dr. Rachel Wlodarsky is an Associate Professor in CASAL with a specialization in Adult Learning and Development. Dr. Wlodarsky received her Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in 2004. She spent the first 15 years of her career as a faculty member at Ashland University before joining CSU as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fall 2016, transitioning to a tenure track position in the Fall 2017.  Dr. Wlodarsky studies the cognitive and socioemotional processes linked to adult learning, authentic reflection on experience, faculty development and mentoring.  She also serves on editorial boards for several adult learning and adult education journals. 

She has published a book, several book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic of reflection and professional development within the context of higher education.  Dr. Wlodarsky has recently joined forces with a group of faculty and administrators who are spearheading a project to integrate formal mentoring language and programs into policies and procedures at CSU.  This initiative has the potential to influence faculty development programs, and formal/informal mentoring for faculty members within higher education in scholarly and practical ways. In addition to her research, she is also extremely active in professional organizations, having held officer positions for the Commission of Professors of Adult Education, Ohio Association of Teacher Educators, and Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations. 

Rachel Wlodarsky
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Graduate Programs in Adult, Professional, and Higher Education (APHE)
Phone: 216-687-5424

Specialty: Adult Learning & Development


Dr. Debbie Morin

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Debbie Morin, Director of the Center for Educational Leadership
JH 291
Phone: 216-687-9202

Specialty: School Administration


Claire Campbell

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L. Claire Campbell PCC-S, ATR is an Adjunct Faculty member in the CASAL department as well as the Director of the Counseling and Academic Success Clinic at Cleveland State University. Claire completed her graduate training at Ursuline College receiving an Exceptional Research Award for her research thesis investigating female adolescent identity utilizing a feminist approach to art therapy. Claire is both a licensed clinical counselor and registered art therapist who uses relationship, language, art therapy, and mindfulness practices to guide her clinical counseling practice, supervision and teaching. Claire has presented workshops locally and nationally on trauma informed care, compassion fatigue, art therapy in relation to treatment and wellness practices spanning the past 20 years. Claire is an advocate for a holistic approach to counseling and sustainable treatment and wellness practices for clients, clinicians, colleagues and students alike. Claire also works in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

L. Claire Campbell, Director of the Counseling and Academic Success Clinic - CASC
JH 210
Phone: 216-687-7117

Dr. Stephanie Drcar

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Dr. Drcar's Faculty Profile

Dr. Drcar is a graduate of the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. She completed her doctoral internship at The University of Oregon's Counseling and Testing Center where she focused on multicultural issues within the multicultural student services rotation. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties, as well as training, supervision, and outreach within college communities. Her research interests include gender, sexual violence, LGBTQ+ clinical competencies, and women's experiences of sexist discrimination and microaggressions.

Stephanie Drcar, Associate Professor
Counselor Education Faculty
JH 284
Phone: 216-687-5063

Specialty: Counselor Education

Dr. Elliott Ingersoll

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Elliott Ingersoll is a psychologist and licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. He is a professor of Counseling. He has authored or co-authored seven books and over thirty articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as integrating Integral theory into training mental health professionals, psychopharmacology, and spiritual approaches to counseling. Dr. Ingersoll consults with The Center for Leadership Maturity which uses Jane Loevinger's Ego Development theory to assist organizations.  He has studied and practiced Eastern and Western spiritual and physical practices. He works as a musician part time and has recently begun exploring theater.

Elliott Ingersoll, Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
JH 286
Phone: 216-687-4605

Specialty: Counselor Education
Spirituality and Counseling/Psychotherapy
Ego Development
Integral Psychotherapy

Dr. Dakota King-White

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Dr. Dakota King-White joined CSU in fall 2016 in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL). Within the department she is a core faculty member and coordinator of school counseling in the CACREP-accredited counseling program. Prior to coming to CSU, she received her Ph.D. in 2012 in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo. She has an extensive background in working in K-12 education where she has served as a school counselor, mental health therapist, and administrator. 

Dr. King-White studies the psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects of parental incarceration and strategies to developing mental health models in K-12 schools. Through her research she has designed a group counseling curriculum for children of incarcerated parents, which has been implemented within K-12 education. Her most recent tool for children of incarcerated parents is a children¿s book, Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away.  She has also created a mental health model that is used in K-12 education to help address the mental health needs of students within the academic setting. The model is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing mental health needs within schools. Dr. King-White is passionate about children succeeding and believes that ALL students can succeed if given the right tools and opportunities.

Dakota King-White, Associate Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
JH 274
Phone: 216-687-5291

Specialty: Counselor Education

Dr. Stacey Diane A. Litam

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Dr. Stacey Diane A. Litam a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) with experience in agency, college, and community mental health settings. Dr. Litam currently works as an LPCC at a Northeast Ohio agency where she provides counseling services to survivors of sex trafficking, persons with addictions, and LGBTQ clients. Dr. Litam has facilitated over 50 state, national, and international presentations on topics related to sex trafficking, integrating creativity with diverse populations, decolonizing the model minority stereotype, and the influence of internalized racism and intra-ethnic othering on Asian American adult identity development. She is a researcher, educator, and social justice advocate on topics related to human trafficking, human sexuality, LGBTQ+, and multicultural issues. 

Stacey Litam, Associate Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
JH 285
Phone: 216-523-7148

Specialty: Counselor Education

Dr. Kathryn MacCluskie

Dr. MacCluskie

Dr. MacCluskie's Faculty Profile

Dr. MacCluskie has been a full-time Counselor Educator at CSU since 1994.  She has a lengthy history of working with people in helping capacities across many types of institutions.  These include working in several residential and out-patient public and private community agencies and the Federal Prison system.  A recent sabbatical in Kenya was a pivotal event in her professional development as she became even more acutely aware that the disparities in human rights, social justice, access to resources, and access to power, are unquestionably problems that extend far beyond water contamination in Flint and the economic depletion of our Rust Belt in the Great Lakes Region.   Her career has been focused on pedagogy and student development, and these themes continue to inform her work, on a grand scale; her current professional goals are promotion of health and sustainability for the entire biosphere.

Kathryn MacCluskie,  Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
JH 288
Phone: 216-687-4587

Specialty: Counselor Education
Transpersonal Psychology


Dr. Tawanda Greer-Medley

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Tawanda Greer-Medley, Associate Professor
JH 270
Phone: 216-523-7143

Dr. Kelly Liao

Kelly Liao

Dr. Liao's Faculty Profile

Dr. Kelly Liao is an Assistant Professor in the doctoral specialization in Counseling Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University after completing her internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia University Counseling Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland State University, she was a research scientist at the Culture and Health Research Center at the University of Houston. She was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Kelly Liao, Associate Professor
JH 264
Phone: 216-875-9920

Specialty: Counseling Psychology

Dr. Julia Phillips


Dr. Phillips' Faculty Profile

Dr. Julia Phillips is an Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies for the Urban Education Ph.D. program in the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. She is also Director of Training for the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology specialization of the Ph.D. program in Urban Education.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1992 after completing her internship at Michigan State University Counseling Center. She is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Ohio and worked in university counseling centers prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland State University. In her previous position, she was the training director of an APA-accredited psychology internship at The University of Akron Counseling Center for over 10 years. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and active in leadership activities with Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology). Currently, she is the President-Elect for the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.

Julia Phillips, Director of Doctoral Studies, Professor
JH 213
Phone: 216-875-9869

Specialty: Counseling Psychology