Michael Stephen Hevel
Department Head
100 Graduate Education Building

The Department of Counseling, Leadership and Research Methods offers an undergraduate major leading to a B.S.E. in Human Resource Development as well as an undergraduate minor in Human Resource Development.

At the graduate level, the department also offers an M.S. with an emphasis in speech-language pathology, M.S. and Ed.D. in higher education, M.S. and Ed.D. in human resource development, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in counselor education.

Blisard, Paul, Ed.D. (University of Arkansas), M.C., B.S., B.S. (Southwest Missouri State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014.
Charkasova, Aynur, Ph.D., M.S. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), B.A. (Azerbaijan University of Languages), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2021.
Christian, David, Ph.D., M.S. (University of North Texas), B.A. (University of Texas at Dallas), Associate Professor, 2015, 2021.
Grover, Kenda Shea, Ed.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S., B.A. (Northeastern State University), Associate Professor, 2003, 2018.
Hevel, Michael Stephen, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), M.A. (Bowling Green State University), B.A. (University of Kansas), Associate Professor, 2012, 2017.
Higgins, Kristin Kay, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Vanderbilt University), Associate Professor, 2006, 2014.
Hughes, Claretha, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), M.S. (North Carolina State University), M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Clemson University), Professor, 2004, 2017.
Kacirek, Kit, Ed.D., M.Ed. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of Texas), Associate Professor, 1997, 2007.
Liang, Xinya, Ph.D. (Florida State University), B.S. (Zhejiang Gongshang University, China), Associate Professor, 2014, 2021.
Lo, Wen-Juo, Ph.D., M.A. (Arizona State University), B.S. (SooChow University), Associate Professor, 2008, 2014.
Lofton, Barbara A., Ed.D. (Grambling State University), M.A. (University of Iowa), B.S. (Jackson State University), Assistant Professor, 1996.
Lundeen, Lindsay, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), M.A. (Wake Forest University), B.S. (Kennesaw State University), Assistant Professor, 2023.
Mamiseishvili, Ketevan, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia), B.A. (Akaki Tsereteli State University), Professor, 2008, 2017.
McCray, Suzanne, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 2010.
Miller, Michael T., Ed.D. (University of Nebraska), M.S., B.A. (Southern Illinois University), Professor, 2003, 2005.
Murry, John, Ed.D., J.D., M.B.A., B.S.B.A., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 1993, 1999.
Perryman, Kristi Leann, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S., B.S. (Southwest Missouri State University), Associate Professor, 2014, 2022.
Popejoy, Erin O., Ph.D. (University of Texas–San Antonio), M.A. (Texas State University), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Roessger, Kevin, Ph.D., M.S., B.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Associate Professor, 2016, 2019.
Samuels, Mandel G., M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Oklahoma State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2012, 2018.
Shelton, Leslie Jo, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.Ed., B.A. (Ohio University), Associate Professor, 2014, 2018.
Williams, Brent Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), M.S. (University of Texas Southwestern Medical School), B.A. (Austin College), Associate Professor, 2002, 2008.
Zhang, Jihong, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), M.S. (University of Kansas), B.A. (Soochow University), Assistant Professor, 2023.