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

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Office: Garrison 720

(208) 282-2413


Specialty Areas: Clinical Rehabilitation, Clinical Mental Health in Schools and Communities, Workplace Wellbeing, Multicultural Competencies.

Ph.D., 2021, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.Ed., 2017, Pennsylvania State University-University Park
B.S., 2011, Pennsylvania State University-University Park

Dr. Ngonidzashe Mpofu received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education and Supervision and Doctoral Minor in Educational Psychology, Human Development specialty, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She received her M.Ed. in both Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Pennsylvania State University. She serves as the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program coordinator, and Internship Coordinator at ISU-Pocatello. Dr. Mpofu’s primary line of research is focused on workplace wellbeing with an emphasis on the therapeutic power of competitive, meaningful employment. Her secondary research foci are disability formation resulting from work-related substance (ab)use and health-risk behaviors. Her research populations of interest include adolescents, indigenous populations, people with chronic illness and/or disabilities, and women.


During her free time, Dr. Mpofu enjoys reading mystery novels, listening to a globally eclectic playlist of music, exploring the great outdoors, and cooking and baking. You may find some homemade brownies, scones or cupcakes in the department kitchen from time to time. Help yourself, along with your cup of coffee or tea :) 



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