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 Meet the Faculty & Staff 



The Department of Counseling and Development (CDEV) has a diverse and engaging faculty. Program faculty received degrees from outstanding doctoral programs throughout the United States. Faculty members are involved in scholarly activities ranging from original research to presenting paper at the state, national and international levels. Graduate students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty in all aspects of professional research including publications, grant writing, and professional presentations. The CDev Department has a long history of facilitating scholarly development among its student body. This mentoring process contributes to a central departmental goal of personal and professional identity development. Department faculty serve as advisors for professional organizations and honor societies such as Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Alpha Chi and PHi Kappa Phi.

Department Chair

Dr. Michael Ignelzi
Department Chair
Student Affairs in Higher Education Coordinator
105 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2276


Faculty & Staff

Dr. William Evans
Graduate Coordinator
111 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2272


Dr. Jane Hale
School Counseling Program Coordinator
121 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-4578


Dr. Stacy Jacob
015 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2758


Dr. Gerard Love
Addictions Program Coordinator
017 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2987


Dr. Mary Frances Russo
Youth Counseling Program Coordinator
020 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2417

Dr. Donald Strano
120 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2274

Ms. Lorraine Vinski
Department Secretary
104 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2279

Dr. Mary Whitfield-Williams
021 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-4577

Dr. Adelle Williams
Counseling Older Adults Program Coordinator
018 Carruth Rizza Hall
(724) 738-2855





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Click here for information about our NEW Students Affairs in Higher Education with College Counseling program and click here to apply.

We are now accepting applications for our new program in Counseling Older AdultsClick here to apply.