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David M. Kleist, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor

Office: Garrison 716

(208) 282-4315


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Elizabeth 'Liz' Doughty Horn, Ph.D.

Department Associate Chair and Professor of Counseling

Office: Room 516D
ISU Meridian Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center

(208) 373-1718


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Hana Meshesha, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Office: Meridian 516
1311 E Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642



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Chad Yates, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Office: Garrison 718

(208) 282-3158


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Katie Sacco

Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison 719



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Leslie Stewart, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling, Liason for Belonging and Wellness

Office: Garrison 723

(208) 282-3769


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Renee C. Howells, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Assistant Professor

Office: 516C
ISU Meridian Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center

(208) 373-1944


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Shawn P. Parmanand, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Professional Development Coordinator

Office: Garrison 717

(208) 282-1431


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Lance Erickson

Lance Erickson, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty

Office: Museum Building #418



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Anna James Krzemieniecki, M.S., M.Coun, LPC

Clinical Assistant Professor/Meridian Counseling Clinical Director

Office: Room 557C
ISU Meridian Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center

(208) 373-1944


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Ngonidzashe Mpofu, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, CCMHC

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Office: Garrison 720

(208) 282-2413


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Alexandra Gantt-Howrey

Assistant Professor

Office: Meridian 516
1311 E Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642


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Nichole Jensen

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Garrison 725



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Mikayla Miller

Administrative Assistant I

Office: 1311 E Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642



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Angie Sistrunk

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Garrison 725



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Emeritus Faculty

Virginia Allen

Virginia B. Allen, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita


Ed.D., 1981, University of South Dakota
M.Ed., 1978, South Dakota State University
B.A., 1974, University of Montana

Specialty Areas: Psychological Testing, Research, School Counseling

Hi! I am an Emeritus Professor from the Department of Counseling. I came to ISU in 1981 and my specialties included psychological testing, research and school counseling. I am active in state, regional and national professional associations. I have authored articles in the areas of ethics and play therapy supervision, and most recently authored a successful book "Counseling in the Family Law System”. A Professional Counselor’s Guide. 


Judith A. Crews, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Office: ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

(208) 373-1717

Specialty Areas: Counseling Theory and Process Practicum, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and Practice, Community Counseling Theory and Practice, Career Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology

Ph.D., 1999, University of Nevada, Reno
M. A., 1996, University of Nevada, Reno
B.A., 1993, University of Nevada, Reno

I'm Dr. Judith Crews, a resident faculty member for the Department of Counseling at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center. My areas of specialty include couple and family counseling and mental health counseling. Prior to coming to ISU, I worked in both private practice and in a community counseling agency setting as a mental health and couple and family counselor. My scholarly and research interests include counselor education, developmental models of supervision, family systems theory and practice, grief counseling, and certain aspects of human motivation and goal attainment. One of my non-academic goals is the pursuit of nationally uniform licensing for the counseling profession.

I look forward to working with you.

Thomas R. Edgar, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus

B.S., Washington State University, 1950

B.Ed., Washington State University, 1953

M.A., University of Wyoming, 1965

Ed.D., University of Wyoming, 1965

Specialty Areas: Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Consultation/Organizational Development, Consultation with Parents and Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology and Design, Practicum Supervision.

Dr. Edgar started with ISU in September 1966. He retired in May 1988.

Tom opened the first open-forum family education center in the state of Idaho; he would go on to open others - one in Boise, and some in more rural parts of the state.

After leaving ISU, Dr. Edgar was teaching for Boston University in West Berlin in its overseas graduate program. He started in the overseas program during the 1986-1987 school year and taught the first quarter in Belgium; the second quarter in Italy; and the third quarter in Germany. During the 1987-88 school year, he also taught at different locations in Europe.

Stephen Feit

Stephen S. Feit, Ed.D.

Faculty Emeritus


Ed.D., 1973, West Virginia University
M.A., 1970; West Virginia University
B.A., 1969, University of New Hampshire

Specialty Areas: Counseling Techniques, Career Counseling, Counseling Supervision

I was raised in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Sociology. I then decided that I wanted to attend graduate school in a very different part of the country so I enrolled at West Virginia University in Counseling where I received my Masters and Doctorate. Having enjoyed the experience of living in a very different environment from the one I was raised, I moved out West to Idaho where I have lived for over thirty years.

Professionally, I am interested in supervision, particularly where it relates to prepracticum/practicum supervision, career development (especially with children), and I'm also interested in Counselor Education professional issues such as accreditation and licensure. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I also Chaired the Program Committee for the 2002 National ACES Conference which was held in Park City, Utah in October, 2002. I have served as Chair of the ACES Research Committee, and I served as President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision for 2003-2004. My most rewarding professional experiences have been as a team member and chair of several CACREP site visits. I currently serve on the CACREP Board of Directors.

In summary, I can think of no better occupation for me than Counselor Education and I look forward to meeting you.

Arthur Lloyd

Arthur P. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., 1965, University of Wyoming
M.S., 1962, Central Missouri State University
B.S., 1961, Central Missouri State University

Specialty Areas: Student Affairs in College Counseling, Counseling Theories

In addition to my education listed directly above, I have also completed numerous workshops, courses, and training experiences subsequent to my graduate education. Throughout my career, I regularly attended the American Counseling Association national conferences, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision regional and national conferences, and the American College Personnel Association national conferences, and related state meetings.

Experience: I taught counselor education courses for three U.S. programs (Montana State University, Springfield College, and Idaho State University) and in some foreign universities when I have been on sabbatical leaves or on Fulbright Professor leaves. During my career I usually held administrative positions along with my teaching positions. My main teaching interests are counseling theories, college counseling, and professional issues (although I have taught almost all of the counselor education courses at one time or another).

Scholarly Interests: I have written books and articles in a wide variety of counselor education areas (in U.S. and foreign publications). I am very interested in program development and have consulted with various U.S. and foreign universities about building strong counselor education programs and meeting accreditation standards.

Leisure Interests: Travel: (1956-1971) During my college years and the first five years of my career, I traveled throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Prior to marrying in 1960, I usually hitchhiked or traveled with college buddies. (1971-1983) My wife, my children, and I traveled throughout Europe on our summer vacations, plus one six-month-long trip around the world. (1984-1997) Beginning with two Fulbright Professor appointments in 1984-85 and 1987, we started our annual trips to Southeast Asia and Malaysia. Thus far our longest trip has been 14 months, we have had two eight-month-long trips, and the shortest trips have been 3 months long. While in Malaysia we have traveled to Cambodia, Laos, Burma, VietNam, Indonesia, India, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Brunei, and Thailand. (1998-2001) During this period we have continued our trips to Southeast Asia plus two three-month long trips to Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt.

Beginning December 2001, my wife and I retired and have increased our travels to about 10-1/2 to 11 months per year. During 2002-2006 we have had numerous foreign junkets including: 3-4 months in England, 2 months in the Greek Islands, 2 months in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, 2 months in Rome and Tuscany, Italy, and 5 three-month-long trips to Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali and Yogykarta), Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, etc. Plus we will spend 2 months per year in Hawaii (mid-December to mid-February) to rest from our travels.

As Professor Emeritus I still maintain an office in the department where I continue my professional interests whenever I am in Pocatello and I enjoy staying in contact with my colleagues via email.

Reading: Currently my leisure reading interests seem to focus on historical mysteries, like the Brother Cadfael series or some of Elizabeth Peters books set in Egypt, or travel adventures. I also like to read about the origin of humans such as the Ancestor's Tale.

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