Faculty & Staff - School Counseling
JUDY ZITO, EDD
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, School Counseling
Curriculum, Instruction & Human Resource Development
Phone: (815) 836-5971
I am Dr. Judy Zito and I direct the School Counseling Graduate Program. Our program is dedicated to educating graduate students who wish to work in public and private school settings as a school counselor. Our program is led by professionals who have been very successful school counselors and we bring a wide range of experiences and knowledge to our students to prepare them for the challenges of working in very diverse school settings. Our coursework is demanding but practical and is designed to assist each graduate student to build their own skill sets and resources to meet the needs of students to compete in a global society.
LISA BROWN, ED.D., LCPC
Phone: (815) 588-7178
Welcome to Lewis University! I am Dr. Lisa Brown and I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within the Psychology Department. At the undergraduate level, I enjoy teaching Human Sexuality and Psychology of the Minority Experience. At the graduate level, I enjoy teaching Interviewing Skills, Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Group Dynamics and Counseling, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, Models and Theories of Clinical Supervision in Mental Health, and Practicum in Counseling. As a clinician, I specialize in working with children and adolescents, survivors of domestic violence, and the LGBTQ+ population. I value the education of our students and strive to assist them in meeting their education and career goals. I actively seek students' input to ensure that class is interactive and engaging. To provide students with a practical understanding of the mental health field, I incorporate examples from my work as a clinician. My goal as an instructor is to provide a learning environment that is engaging, safe and respectful.
LEE HARSY, MS
Guidance & Personnel Services
Phone: (815) 836-5789
As an instructor in the School Counseling Graduate Program I try to combine practical and theoretical discussions and exercises. We discuss the everyday life of school counselors as well as the theory, ethics, standards and expectations of school counselors in the twenty-first century. After decades of teaching, counseling and supervising students and counselors at the middle school, high school and college level, I still find this field challenging, intriguing, exciting and fun! During the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to write about and present workshops on a wide variety of topics including college admissions, ethical behavior in students and methods used by counselors to maximize their effectiveness in a period of dwindling resources.
RAY JAMIOLKOWSKI, MS
Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology, LaSalle Cohort
Phone: (815) 588-7076
As an Assistant Professor in the School Counseling Graduate Program I strive to communicate practical methods and ideas for success as a school counselor. By combining the most recent research and practices with my experience as an elementary school teacher as well as an elementary, middle school and high school counselor; it is always my goal to prepare students for the real world tasks and duties of a counselor in the public schools. My research interests include post-secondary counseling, ethics and standardized testing. The most important elements that a person can bring to the counseling profession are genuine compassion and advocating for the welfare of students. I feel that it is my job to nurture and cultivate this mindset in prospective school counselors..
LINDSAY FREDRICK, MA, LCPC
Practicum and Internship Coordinator
School Counseling Psychology
Phone: (815) 836-5028
My name is Lindsay Fredrick, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Psychology is a fascinating science to study and can lead to a great career! Children and adolescent counseling is my specialty area, and sharing experiences from my clinical work in the classroom often leads to exciting discussions on development, family dynamics, behaviors and emotions! My approach to teaching child psychology courses is experiential and collaborative; creating a classroom environment that is engaging and interactive! Aside from teaching, I enjoy advising undergraduate students and helping my advisees explore all the possibilities available in the field of psychology.