Professional Counseling Faculty

SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION CO-COORDINATOR

Dr. Ginny DansbyVirginia S. Dansby, (Ginny.Dansby@mtsu.edu)

Professor, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, 1989. Dr. Dansby was a secondary school counselor for 6 years, is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is a licensed psychologist (HSP) with a part-time private practice in Murfreesboro. Active in professional organizations, she has served as president of the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES), member of the Executive Board of the TN Counseling Association (TCA), member of the Executive Board of the TN School Counselors Association (TSCA), and chair of the Awards Committee for Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES). She is the 2014-2015 president of TN Association for Specialists in Group Work (TASGW). She was presented the 2003-04 Outstanding Post- Secondary Counselor award by TSCA, the 2007-08 Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator of the Year Award by TACES, and the 2012 Humanistic Impact Award by the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC). Her research interests include issues related to group counseling, school counseling, adolescent development, and counselor education. Dr. Dansby has made numerous presentations at state, regional, and national professional meetings of ACA, APA, ASCA, and their divisions.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, DIRECTOR OF THE MTSU CENTER FOR COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Dr. Robin LeeRobin Wilbourn Lee, (Robin.Lee@mtsu.edu)

Professor, Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision,Mississippi State University, 1997. Dr. Lee is a faculty member in the Professional Counseling program at Middle Tennessee State University, specializing in clinical mental health counseling. She serves as the Director of the MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to joining MTSU, Dr. Lee held faculty positions in counseling programs at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. She earned a M.Ed. in Community Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee. She is past president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES; 2013-2014), and is professionally active in the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES), and the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA). Dr. Lee is currently serving on the Board of Directors of CACREP.

 

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CONCENTRATION COORDINATOR

Dr. Chris QuartoChristopher J. Quarto, (Chris.Quarto@mtsu.edu)

Professor, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992. Prior to joining the Professional Counseling faculty, Dr. Quarto worked in Michigan and Wisconsin as a clinical mental health counselor and private practice psychologist, respectively. He worked closely with school personnel and physicians concerning children, adolescents and adults who exhibited a variety of educational and psychological disorders. He is a licensed psychologist (HSP) and licensed professional counselor (Michigan) and has a part-time private practice in which he provides counseling services to adults as well as psychological testing services to individuals of all ages. Dr. Quarto is a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) and completed an addiction counseling certificate program through Montana State University’s Extended University. He is past president of the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Quarto was awarded the 2007 – 2008 College of Education and Behavioral Science Teaching Award and the University College 2012 Distinguished Educator in Distance Education Award.  He is the host of the Make a Mental Note podcast series. Dr. Quarto’s research interests include distance counseling and counselor development and supervision.

PRACTICUM COORDINATOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MTSU CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Dr. Michelle StevensMichelle C. Stevens, (Michelle.Stevens@mtsu.edu)

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Counselor Education, Kent State University, 2010. Dr. Stevens currently teaches Practicum in Counseling, Lifespan Development and Multicultural Counseling. Her research interests include the effects of service learning advocacy projects on counseling students’ cultural competency, the experiences of minorities at primarily white institutions, and mentoring. Dr. Stevens is the current advisor for the Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA) at MTSU..  Prior to joining the clinical mental health faculty, Dr. Stevens instructed at Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University, and Kent State University. Dr. Stevens was a supervising licensed clinical counselor in the State of Ohio, and has practiced in several mental health agencies, focusing on inner city children and their families. Dr. Stevens’ scope of practice includes providing services in the home, schools, and in a mental health setting. She has also provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at a Domestic Violence Center to women who were diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and is a past- president of the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES).

SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION CO-COORDINATOR

Dr. Tiffany WilsonTiffany A. Wilson, (Tiffany.Wilson@mtsu.edu)

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 2016. Dr. Wilson holds a BA in Communication Studies and a BA in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. From North Carolina A & T State University, she earned a MS in School Counseling. Her research interests include trauma and trauma informed care among minority populations, mental health issues in the K-12 educational system, and students with disabilities in the K-12 educational system and in post-secondary institutions. Prior to joining the MTSU faculty, Dr. Wilson worked as a licensed professional school counselor and a licensed career development coordinator in North Carolina. Moreover, she also worked as licensed professional counselor in various clinical settings. In addition to being a licensed, Dr. Wilson is also a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Professional. Dr. Wilson currently teaches Couples and Family Counseling, Practicum and Internship for school counselors, Lifespan, and Counseling Exceptional Children. Dr. Wilson is also an active member in the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education (ACES), and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).