Faculty

Jim Bitter James Robert Bitter, Ed.D., NCC

Professor (Ed.D., Counselor Education, Idaho State University, 1975). Professional interests include: partner and family counseling, school counseling, Adlerian psychology, systems therapy, Gestalt therapy, and narrative therapy.

Email:
Office Phone 423-439-4194
Office: Room 304 Warf-Pickel Hall 
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

Rebekah Byrd Rebekah Byrd, Ph.D, NCC, LPC

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Counselor Education, Old Dominion University, 2010). Professional interests include: School counseling, school counselor supervision, counseling children and adolescents, play therapy, human rights and social justice, group work, self-injury in adolescents, LGBTQ individuals, women's studies and Adlerian theory.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-7521
Office: Room 417 Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

J. Graham Disque J. Graham Disque, Ph.D.

Professor (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992). Professional interests include: A systems approach to school counseling, Body centered therapies i.e. Hakomi and PBSP, Equine assisted learning and therapy, Wilber's model of integral consciousness, and Non-Dual approaches to spirituality.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-7691
Office: Room 302 Warf-Pickel Hall 
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

 Laura Farmer

Laura Boyd Farmer, Ph.D., LPC, ACS

Assistant Professor (Ph. D., Counselor Education, Virginia Tech, 2011). Professional interests include: clinical mental health counseling, supervision, crisis assessment and intervention, mindfulness in counseling, counselor competence with LGB individuals, supporting LGBTQ youth, group work, humanistic approaches and interpersonal process in counseling.

Email: Office Phone: 423-439-7157
Office Room:202A Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita [PDF]

   
 Elizabeth Likis-Werle

Elizabeth Likis-Werle, Ph. D., LPC

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012). Professional interests include: College substance abuse, women and girls issues in counseling, media influence on risky behaviors, college student identity development, feminist therapy and supervision, and social justice through service learning.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-7684
Office Room: 510 Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita [PDF]

   
Clifton Mitchell Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University, 1992). Professional interests include: dealing with resistance in therapy, public speaking on mental health, behavioral finance (psychological factors influencing investor behavior in the financial markets), individual therapy, hypnosis, stress management, smoking cessation, counseling techniques, ethics, supervision, counselor training.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-4197
Office: Room 322 Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

Brent Morrow Brent Morrow, Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor and Counseling Program Coordinator (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, 1986). Professional interests include: marriage & family therapy, treatment for survivors of sexual abuse, evolutionary psychology, and attachment theory.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-4187
Office: Room 324 Warf-Pickel Hall 
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

Patricia E. Robertson Patricia E. Robertson, Ed.D., LPC, NCC

Professor Emeritus of Counseling (Ed.D., Counselor Education, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, 1990). Professional interests include: EMDR, supervision, gender issues, feminist theory, ethics, challenging oppression resulting from institutionalized sexism, racism, and homoprejudice, and working with survivors of oppression.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-7693
Office: Room 301A Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita |PDF|

 

 Janna Scarborough 2012 Janna L. Scarborough, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services; Associate Professor of Counseling (Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Virginia, 2002). Professional interests include: school counselor professional development and practice, accountability and outcome research in school counseling, leadership, collaboration and systems change in schools, education and supervision of professional counselors, and working with K-12 students with disabilities and LGBTQ youth.

Email:
Office Phone: 423-439-4191
Office: Room 301E  Warf-Pickel Hall
Curriculum vita |PDF|