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Faculty & Staff

Dedicated faculty and staff are the foundation of the entire College of Education and Human Services experience. They are a diverse and experienced group committed to mentoring, outstanding teaching and serving as national leaders in their fields.

Faculty Spotlights

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Frankie Tack

The coordinator of CEHS' new minor in addiction studies is Clinical Assistant Professor Frankie Tack, a seasoned addiction counselor with 20 years of experience in the field. Tack has designed the minor to train students for careers that help people who are working on recovering from addiction. Read full article about the new addiction studies minor. 

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Chris Schimmel, EdD

Dr. Chris Schimmel, associate professor in the CEHS Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology, spends a large portion of her time as an educator teaching students about the significant role that school counselors play in classrooms and communities. Through her work, Schimmel illustrates that school counselors do much more than change students’ schedules and provide information about college scholarships. These duties, often associated with the stereotypical guidance counselor, are just a small part of the services that professional school counselors provide.  Read more about Dr. Schimmel's work.

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Stephanie Lorenze, PhD

In Dr. Stephanie Lorenze’s classroom, everyone is a dancer. Lorenze, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, teaches Dance and Movement in PK-12 schools, a class that provides students with what Lorenze calls a ‘danceucation.’ The goal of this ‘danceucation’ is to show future teachers how physical movement can be used to teach core concepts like reading and science. And while Lorenze’s lessons are based in educational theory and research, her classes look much different than traditional college lectures.  Read more about Dr. Lorenze's danceucation.

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Faculty Areas of Expertise

Our faculty commit to a wide variety of research interests and areas of expertise. If you are looking for an expert in a specific area in your search for an academic mentor, a speaker for an academic event, or as a collaborator in a research project, please view the alphabetical list of research topics in which our faculty excel.

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