Counselor Education Program (MA, PhD)


clarkMadeline Clark, Ph.D., LPC (VA), NCC, ACS
Associate Professor
Program Director, Counselor Education
Doctoral Program Coordinator

Dr. Clark earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2016, a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013, and her B.S. in Sociology in 2009, all from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Clark centers her research on poverty and social class issues in counseling and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in outlets such as the Journal of Counseling and DevelopmentCareer Development Quarterly, Counselor Education and Supervision, and Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation and book chapters in multiple texts. Dr. Clark has presented over 50 times at local, state, national, and international conferences. She has won multiple awards including the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Best Practices Award, Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Herman J. Peters Award, the OCA Research and Writing Award, the OCA Professional Leadership Award, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Donald Hood Research Award, and the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Diversity Award. Dr. Clark is the President-Elect of the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC). In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys doing and coaching CrossFit, her pets, too many television shows, and spending time with her partner Victor.  She can be reached at
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dr dariTahani Dari, Ph.D.,  LPC (MI), LSC, NCC
Assistant Professor
School Counseling Program Coordinator
Counselor Education

Dr. Dari joined the UToledo faculty in August of 2019. Her first faculty appointment was at John Carroll University from 2017-2019. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo. Prior to that, she received a M.A. in counseling from Eastern Michigan University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Dari is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and K-12 Licensed School Counselor. She has experience serving as a school counselor for K–12 students and as a practitioner in various settings. Dr. Dari’s scholarly interests are focused on advancing topics in school counseling, conducting community-based participatory research, and working with and advocating for diverse client populations (particularly youth). She has presented regionally and nationally and is published in counseling related journals. In September of 2016, Dr. Dari was appointed to serve on the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council for Master’s Programs (MFPAC-Master’s).She also serves on the board of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In her leisure time, Dr. Dari loves spending time with her family (which includes extended family) and traveling around the globe. She also enjoys visiting the “Big House”, Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. She can be reached at
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laux2016John Laux, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC
Admissions Coordinator, Counselor Education

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

John Laux received a M.A. in counseling from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron. John is a PCC-S, a LICDC, and a Psychologist. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2001. His areas of clinical and research interest include dual-diagnosis, personality disorders, and personality assessment. He has clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings including the Cincinnati VAMC, a community mental health center, a campus counseling center, and an inpatient chemical dependence treatment center. Additionally, John served as a Mental Health Technician (GS-0180-13), for the Ohio-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, National Disaster Medical System, United States Department of Health & Humans Services. Dr. Laux is the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Counseling and Development. He is a past-president of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He authored or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed publications.  He is available by phone at 419-530-4705 and by e-mail at
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Susan LongSusan M. Long, Ph.D., LPCC-S, CWC
Assistant Lecturer
Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Long received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education, a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a B.A. in Psychology, and a Minor in Counseling from the University of Toledo. Dr. Long is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation, Certified Wellness Counselor, and nationally certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Dr. Long has worked in various clinical settings with clients across the lifespan presenting with a wide range of mental health and wellness needs. Dr. Long’s research interests include wellness counseling, neurodiversity, neuroeducation, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Long is published in the Journal of Counseling & Development  and has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and a number of book chapters. Dr. Long can be reached by email at
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Leslie Neyland-Brown

Leslie Neyland-Brown, Ph.D., LPC, LSC
Assistant Professor
Counselor Education


Dr. Neyland-Brown (Dr. NB) is a three time alumna of the University of Toledo where she earned a B.A. in English, B.E. in Adolescent and Young Adult Education, M.A. in Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. NB is a Licensed Professional School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. Her areas of research include professional issues in school counseling, the mental health needs of students, supervision in counseling, and the importance of holistic wellness. Dr. NB has presented both regionally and nationally, co-authored book chapters, and has published peer reviewed articles in the Journal of School CounselingJournal of Counselor Practice and Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. Her last faculty appointment was at Wright State University where she served as an associate professor of counseling, the director of the school counseling graduate program and chair of the department of Human Services. Dr. NB has had a fulfilling tenure in Counselor Education and is excited to return home to Northwest Ohio and re-launch as a UT Rocket.  She can be reached at 419.530.6125 or
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Walker TTanesha Rorie, Ph.D., LPC
Assistant Professor
Clinical Mental Health Program Coordinator
Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Omega Chapter

Dr. Rorie is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and joined the UToledo faculty in 2018. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Counseling from The Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University. Dr. Rorie is Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio and has clinical experiences working with college-aged students, adults, couples, and children in community mental health, residential treatment, and college counseling settings. Her research interests include multicultural and diversity issues in counseling and counselor education, specifically cross-cultural interactions within counselor education, professional advocacy, and mental health issues related to self-care with African Americans. She has published with colleagues in the Journal of Counseling and Development and previously received awards including the NCACES Research Grant.  Dr. Rorie's office phone number is 419-530-4721, or you can email her at
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Faculty can be contacted by mail or fax at the following address:
School of Intervention and Wellness
Counselor Education Program
Health and Human Services Bldg., Suite 3100
The University of Toledo/MS 119
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone: 419-530-2718
Fax: 419-530-7879

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Last Updated: 3/22/22