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Faculty and Staff

Theresa Abah
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Research interests: Health promotion model design, health care access issues especially for seniors in rural areas. Currently researching an appraisal of the health benefits and motivation of seniors participating in an innovative physical fitness program in Denton.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302B
Ganesh Baniya
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Research interests: Physical and mental health of senior citizens, chronic diseases among seniors, osteoporosis health among seniors, minority health and any interventions that benefit elderly people to maintain their health
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302B
Debbie Bockman
Program Manager - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238-G
Carrie Breedlove, MS, LPC
Program Coordinator - Recovery to Practice
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
130
Jessica Brooks, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation
Research interests: Specialization areas: health promotion, psychosocial aspects of disability, and vocational rehabilitation.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-G
Monday 1:00-3:00 pm
Rebecca Cagle
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
Flavia Carr
Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238Q
Chandra Donnell Carey, Ph.D., CRC
Interim Chair & Associate Professor
Research interests: Dr. Carey has served as President of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns and as Co-Chair of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Council for the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. She recently served as co-editor for a special issue on Psychiatric Rehabilitation for the Journal of Rehabilitation, Research, Policy, and Education and is the  Co-PI for a grant funded by the Texas Higher Education Board which focuses on enhancing the racial/ethnic diversity of students in rehabilitation studies and rehabilitation counseling. Her research focuses on mental illnesses and the recovery experiences of women of color, as well as culturally responsive service provision in rehabilitation counseling practice.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
216
Hillary Castillo
Director of Finance & Operations
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-D
Denise Catalano, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Research interests: Quality of life issues among individuals with disabilities; development, factors, and processes of resilience; relationship of positive emotions to health and well-being.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-F
Dalia Chowdhury, Ph.D., CRC, CADC, LPC (IL.)
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation
Research interests: Gender and disability; violence and trauma; HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviors and addictions; instrumentation 
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218P
Vanessa Clinton
Administrative Specialist - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
Nicholas Eblen
Administrative Coordinator - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238J
Joel Finegan
Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238Q
Martha Garber
Director of Applied Research & Development - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238-P
Crystal George, MS, CRC
Program Manager - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238-J
Norine Gill
Lead Trainer - UNTWISE
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238-J
Paula Heller-Garland, MS, LCDC
Senior Lecturer
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-L
Wednesday 9:30 to 12:30 or by appointment
Linda Holloway, Ph.D., CRC
Interim Dean of the College of Health and Public Service
Research interests: Professionalism; undergraduate education; supported employment; psychiatric rehabilitation; emergency preparedness for people with disabilities.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
209
Stan Ingman, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Services
Research interests: Major areas of interest are sustainable senior living, LTC care, geriatric medicine and aging programs and trends around the world. 
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302C
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Becky Knight, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor in Gerontology
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218G
Brandi Levingston, Ph.D., CRC
Senior Lecturer of Rehabilitation, Undergraduate Coordinator
Research interests: Competitive employment outcomes for people with disabilities, Wage earnings potential for people with disabilities, postsecondary education of people with disabilities, Psychosocial aspects of disability. Click here for more info about Brandi Levingston, Ph.D., CRC  
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-J
Qiwei "Richard" Li
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Research interests: Sustainable retirement, individual retirement plan with disability, chronic disease management, and long-term care services in Asian communities.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302B
Freda MacArthur-Lee
Senior Trainer
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
Lauren Milligan
Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238Q
Bhargav Muppaneni
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238R
Gayle Prybutok, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Health Services Administration
Research interests: Internet based health education and interventions, health care quality assurance, health communication, consumer health informatics, and health care operations research. 
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302E
Gayle Rogers
Administrative Coordinator
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-B
Keya Sen
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302B
Cara Sexton
Graduate Assistant
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238R
Rachita Sharma, Ph.D., CRC, LPC-S
Clinical Instructor, Internship Coordinator for Programs in Rehabilitation
Research interests: Transition issues faced by Veterans in Higher Education, Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine techniques in Mental health treatment, Resilience, Positive Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness, Provider self-care, Multicultural competencies in counseling.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218-K
Monday & Tuesday 12:00-2:00 PM
Callie Stanford
Academic Specialist
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218
James Swan, Ph.D.
Professor of Gerontology and Health Services
Research interests: Dr. Swan's past major research area was long-term care finance and policy but has in recent years developed research on physical activity & aging and on senior centers.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218H
Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 PM; 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Amy Trail, MS, CRC, LCDC
Program Director - Collegiate Recovery Program
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
130D
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm or by appt.
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Wei-Mo Tu, Ph.D., NCC
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation
Research interests: Motivation, vocational rehabilitation, school-to-work transition, positive psychology, psychosocial adjustment, and applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Health, and Disability (ICF) in rehabilitation. 
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
218E
Keith Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Services
Research interests: Modeling provision of community-based services; developing systems of care for children and adults with special care needs; integrating aging and disabilities resource systems.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302G
Justin Watts, Ph.D., NCC
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation
Research interests: Interpersonal trauma, bio-psycho-social-emotional impact of child-maltreatment, collegiate recovery, recovery support, the counseling working alliance, and mental health  
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238P
Chenchen Yang
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Research interests: Successful aging, technology and aging, geriatric medicine, and global aging.
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
302B
Cheng Yin
Grader
Research interests: Influences of migratory origins and settlement patterns on sustainable retirement, diabetes self-management, and fall prevention in aging populations. 
Office Location & Hours
Chilton Hall
238R