Educational Leadership and Counseling Faculty

Dr. Steve Bain

Dr. Steve Bain

Department Chair
Associate Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2430

Office Location: Rhode Hall #100

E-mail: kfsfb00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: D.Min., Luther Rice University; M.S., University of Memphis, Tennessee; B.S., University of North Alabama

Areas of Expertise:
Professional Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Self-Injury, Anger Management, Professional Ethics, Grief and Loss, Spirituality; Rural Mental Health; Youth Violence and Intervention

Research Interests: Rural Mental Health, Graduate Student Success, Grief and Loss, Self-Injury among Children and Adolescents, Psychological Impact on Weight Management Surgery Clients, and Student Retention Factors.

Dr. Linda Challoo

Dr. Linda Challoo

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Office Phone: 361-593-2353

Office Location: Gross Hall 115A

E-mail: kfhbc00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D. Texas A&M University-Kingsville/Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Dr. LaVonne Fedynich

Dr. La Vonne Fedynich

Professor
Coordinator, Educational Administration

Office Phone:361-593-4312

Office Location: Rhode Hall #130

E-mail: lavonne.fedynich@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Argosy University-Sarasota; CAGS, Plymouth State University, M.Ed., Rivere College, B.S., University of Montevallo

Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Curriculum and Instruction, Administrative Leadership

Research Interests: Mentoring Graduate Students, Graduate Student Success Factors, Educational Administration

Dr. Karen Furgerson

Dr. Karen Furgerson

Associate Professor
Coordinator, School Counseling

Office Phone:361-593-3015

Office Location: Rhode Hall #132

E-mail: kfklf00@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Alabama; M.S., Jacksonville State University; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Areas of Expertise: school counseling and supervision

Research Interests: non-traditional students, domestic violence, service based learning, multicultural

Dr. Garza

Dr. Kristopher Garza

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counceling 

 

Office Phone:361-593-2353

Office Location: Rhode Hall #141

E-mail: kristopher.garza@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Areas of Expertise: Career Theory and Counseling, College and Academic Preparation, Professional Ethics, Stress Management

Research Interests: First Generation College Students, Self-Efficacy and Resilience among Adolescents and College Students, Retention Factors in Academia, Stress Management, Multicultural Issues

Dr. Marybeth Green

Dr. Marybeth Green

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Instructional Technology Graduate Program

Office Phone:361-593-2598

Office Location: Rhode Hall #135

E-mail: kumeg004@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; MLS, University of Texas; B.S., University of Texas

Areas of Expertise: instructional technology, instructional design, distance learning

Research Interests: augmented reality, social media, teacher and administrator appropriation of technology into practice

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Dr. James Ikonomopoulos

Assistant Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2889

Office Location: Rhode Hall #137

E-mail: james.ikonomopoulos@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling,  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; A.S., McHenry County College

Areas of Expertise: Youth, Adolescent, and Family Counseling

Research Interests: Instrument validation, program evaluation, treatment effectiveness for a variety of populations including juvenile and criminal justice populations, domestic and intimate partner violence, and treatment in rural communities.

Dr. Don Jones

Dr. Don Jones

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Superintendency

Office Phone:361-593-2901

Office Location: Rhode Hall #129

E-mail: don.jones@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., University of Houston; M.Ed., East Texas State University; B.S., East Texas State University

Areas of Expertise: Superintendent and Principal Preparation, School and Community Relations, Board Training and Development, Finance, Leadership Theory and Philosophy, Curriculum Development and Management.

Research Interests: Public School Funding, School Governance, Student Assessment, Improving Student Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment.

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Dr. Lori Kupczynski

Dr. Lori Kupczynski

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

Office Phone:361-593-2980

Office Location: Rhode Hall #103

E-mail: kulpk000@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsvile; M.A., St. Mary's University; B.A., St. Mary's University

Areas of Expertise: Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Online Learning

Research Interests: Adult and Online Learning; Leadership in Higher Education and Business

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ya-Wen Liang

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Adult Education


Office Phone:361-593-4265

Office Location: Rhode Hall #136

E-mail: ya-wen.liang@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., University of North Texas

Areas of Expertise: Professional Counseling, Anger Management, Addiction Counseling, Acculturation Issues, Rural Mental Health; Youth Violence and Intervention

Research Interests: Acculturation, Multicultural Issues, Supervision, Rural Mental Health, and Spirituality 

Dr. Gerri Maxwell

Dr. Gerri Maxwell

Department Chair Teacher and Bilingual Education
Associate Professor

Office Phone:361-593-2203

Office Location: Rhode Hall #138

E-mail: kugmm001@tamuk.edu 

Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., University of Houston-Victoria; B.S., Texas Lutheran College

Areas of Expertise: Qualitative Research Methodology, K-12/University Grant Partnerships

Research Interests: Equity-Oriented Change Agency, Distributed Leadership, Rural School Reform, Professional Learning Communities

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy

Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Office Phone:361-593-1271

Office Location: Rhode Hall #128

E-mail: kumlm014@tamuk.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; B.Ed.(5), Brandon University; B.A. University of Winnipeg

Areas of Expertise: Measurement & Evaluation, Quantitative Research, Higher Education Administration, Psychological Assessments

Research Interests: Learning Strategies and the Factors that Affect Retention, with Emphasis on Hispanic-Based Institutions.

This page was last updated on: June 13, 2018