Faculty & Staff

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Lyndon P. Abrams
Associate Professor
COED 256
704-687-8964
lpabrams@uncc.edu
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Dr. Valerie Balog
Valerie G. Balog
Clinical Associate Professor & M.A. Program Director
COED 236
704-687-8268
vbalog@uncc.edu
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Julissa Bonds
Administrative Support Associate
COED 241
704-687-8960
jbonds1@uncc.edu


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Annie B. Dagons
Office Manager
COED 241C
704-687-8966
abdagons@uncc.edu


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Sejal Parikh Foxx
Associate Professor, Director of School Counseling Program & Post-Master’s Certificate in School Counseling Program
COED 257
704-687-8963
sbparikh@uncc.edu
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Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling. She serves as the Director of the School Counseling Program and Post-Master's Certificate in School Counseling. She is co-author of School Counseling in the 21st Century, 6th ed. In 2015, she received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina School Counselors Association. She was appointed member of the NC School Counseling State Leadership Team and serves as Chair of the Higher Education...


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Daniel Gutierrez
Assistant Professor
COED 248
704-687-8962
dgutierrez@uncc.edu
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Henry L. Harris
Department Chair & Professor
COED 241D
704-687-8971
hharris2@uncc.edu
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Katie Lamberson
Assistant Professor
COED 238
704-687-8269
kwachte1@uncc.edu
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Kate Lamberson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina--Charlotte.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).  She received her Master's of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University and subsequently worked in a variety of settings as a counselor with youth and families struggling with addiction. During this time, she...


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Pam S. Lassiter
Associate Professor & Addictions Program Director
COED 254
704-687-8972
plassite@uncc.edu
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Dr. Lassiter also serves as Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Gradaute Certificate Program.


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Clare Merlin
Assistant Professor
COED 254
704-687-5883
cmerlin1@uncc.edu
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Dr. Clare Merlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at UNC Charlotte, where she specializes in teaching and researching professional school counseling. Merlin researches school counseling and multicultural education in order to...

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Kristie Opiola
Assistant Professor
COED 260
704-687-1979
kopiola@uncc.edu

Kristie Opiola, Ph. D., LPC (Texas), RPT is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She began her professional career as a certified child life specialist working with acutely and terminally ill children in hospital settings for 13 years. She switched careers and is currently teaching play therapy courses at UNC Charlotte. Her areas of teaching interest include play therapy, filial therapy, skill development, expressive...


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Phyllis B. Post
Professor, Director of Counseling Doctoral Program & Play Therapy Certificate Program Director
COED 241B
704-687-8961
ppost@uncc.edu
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Dr. Post also serves as the Director of the Multicultural Play Therapy Center.


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Edward A. Wierzalis
Clinical Associate Professor & Clinical Program Director
COED 238
704-687-8970
eawierza@uncc.edu
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