Counselor Education Program (MA, PhD)


Dr. Madeline Clark

Madeline Clark, Ph.D., LPCC (OH), LPC (VA), NCC, ACS

Associate Professor
Program Director, Counselor Education
Doctoral Program Coordinator

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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 of the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC; 2022-23). In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys doing and coaching CrossFit, her pets, and spending time with her partner Victor and daughter Max.  

Dr. John Laux

John Laux, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC

Admissions Coordinator, Counselor Education

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

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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.

Dr. Susan Long

Susan M. Long, Ph.D., LPCC-S, CWC

Assistant Lecturer
Clinical Coordinator
Counselor Education

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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. Neyland-Brown

Leslie Neyland-Brown, Ph.D., LPC, LSC

Assistant Professor
Counselor Education

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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 UToledo Rocket.

 List of Retired Faculty/Staff

Faculty can be contacted by mail or fax at the following address:
Department of Human Services
Counselor Education Program
College of Health and Human Services Bldg., Suite 3100
The University of Toledo/MS 119
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Fax: 419-530-2651

Last Updated: 3/23/23