Counseling Faculty

Chair and Professor

Kleist, David M., Professor, Counseling.  B.A. 1987, University of ­Wisconsin; M.A. 1991, Governors State University; Ph.D. 1995, Southern Illinois University.  (1995)


Horn, Elizabeth, Professor, Counseling.  B.A. 1996, East Texas State University; M.A. 1998, Sam Houston State University; Ph.D. 2006, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 

Stewart, Leslie A., Professor, Counseling.  B.A. 2007, Georgia State University; M.Ed. 2009, University of Georgia; Ph.D. 2014, Georgia State University.  (2014) 

Yates, Chad M., Professor, Counseling.  B.S. 2005, University Toledo; M.S. 2008, University of Toledo; Ph.D. 2012, Kent State University.  (2013)

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Gantt-Howrey, Alexandra, Assistant Professor, Counseling. B.S. 2016, Liberty University; M.A. 2019, Liberty University; PhD. 2022, Old Dominion University.

Howells, Renée C., Assistant Professor, Counseling.  B.S. 2013, The College of Idaho; M.A. 2015, Gonzaga University; Ph.D. 2018, Idaho State University.  (2021)

Meshesha, Hana, Assistant Professor, Counseling. B.A. 2007, University of Gondar, Ethiopia; M.Ed. 2012, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; M.A. 2019, University of Montana; Ph.D. 2023 University of Montana.  (2023)

Mpofu, Ngonidzashe, Assistant Professor, Counseling. B.S. 2011, Pennsylvania State University-University Park; M.Ed. 2017, Pennsylvania State University-University Park; Ph.D. 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison.  (2021)

Sacco, Katie K., Assistant Professor, Counseling. B.A. 2008, University of Maryland-College Park; M.COUN. 2018, Idaho State University-Pocatello; Ph.D. 2021 Idaho State University-Pocatello.  (2021)

Pocatello Counseling Clinic Director

Parmanand, Shawn, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pocatello Counseling Clinic Director, and Professional Development Workshop Coordinator, Counseling.  B.A. 2004, Idaho State University; M.Coun. 2007, Idaho State University; Ph.D. 2010, Idaho State University.  (2018)

Meridian Counseling Clinic Director

James Krzemieniecki, Anna, Meridian Counseling Clinic Director, Counseling. B.A. 2012, Central Washington University; M.S. 2014, Central Washington University; M.Coun. 2018, Idaho State University. (2022)

Affiliate Instructor

Erickson, Lance, Instructor and Director, Career Center, Counseling.  A.A. 1991, Ricks College; B.A. 1994, Brigham Young University; M.Coun. 2004, Ed.D. 2012, Idaho State University.  (2004)


Allen, Virginia B., Professor, Counseling.  1981-2012

Crews, Judith A., Associate Professor, Counseling.  2000-2019

Edgar, Thomas E., Professor, Counselor Education.  1966-1987

Feit, Stephen S., Professor, Counseling.  1973-2013

Lloyd, Arthur P., Professor, Counseling.  1967-2001