Chairperson: William D. Parham
Professors: Terese C. Aceves, Sheri A. Atwater, Paul A. DeSena, Brian P. Leung, William D. Parham
Associate Professor: Emily S. Fisher
Assistant Professor: Fernando Estrada
Affiliate Faculty: Catherine Foote
Location: University Hall, Suite 1500
Senior Administrative Coordinator: Cheryl Wawrzaszek
The programs (e.g., Counseling and School Psychology) in the Department of Educational Support Services (EDSS) are designed intentionally to prepare graduates to assume professional roles as counselors, school psychologists, and community mental health practitioners, in a variety of settings including K-12 public, private and charter schools, colleges and universities and private non-profit organizations. Each program offers a rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning components the combination of which makes for a well-trained professional able to work with students, colleagues, administrators, community populations, and civic leaders. The faculty in the Department of Educational Support Services is known for their excellent teaching, respected scholarship, and dedication to serving others. The learning community co-created by the department faculty and students is one from which everyone benefits. In short, graduates of each program within the Department of Educational Support Services come to understand and appreciate the complex 21st century issues and challenges that frame the local, regional and national landscape of education.