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Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs

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  • Graduate Faculty

  • Boyle Jones, Becky(Becky)
    Asst Dir of Campus Activities
    Office of Student Activities

    Office: CU 113
    Phone: 218.477.2524
    Email: becky.boylejones@mnstate.edu

  • Karch, Lisa
    Counseling and Student Affairs

    Office: LO 113H
    Phone: 218.477.2699
    Email: lisa.karch@mnstate.edu
    Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC; Lisa brings eight years of being a licensed school counselor in a variety of K-12 public educational settings to her role as the chair of School of Social Work and Counseling & Student Affairs Program at MSUM. Lisa was also trained in Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) and defined the role of the school counselor within each of these systems. Lisa is a Ph.D. graduate in human development emphasis in Counseling Education & Supervision from North Dakota State University, CACREP accredited program. She is a Licensed Professional Counseling in Minnesota, National Certified Counselor, National Certified School Counselor, member and faculty advisor of Chi Sigma Alpha, Academic & Leadership Honor Society, and Chi Sigma Iota, Academic & Professional Honor Society International.

  • Messina, Kenneth
    Counseling and Student Affairs

    Office: LO 113
    Phone: 218.477.2297
    Email: kenneth.messina@mnstate.edu

    Ph.D., LPC; Dr. Messina has over 15 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field prior to coming to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Dr. Messina has experience in individual, group, family, and substance abuse counseling, while also serving as a supervisor and clinical manager at a community mental health center in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Dr. Messina has participated in the development of several programs while in Pennsylvania including the Family Reunification program and Multidimensional Family Therapy program for the Community Counseling Center in Hermitage PA. Dr. Messina is also an active presenter at state, national, and international conferences and has provided regional and invited trainings on a number of topics. Dr. Messina received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a CACREP accredited program. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Paul, David
    Counseling and Student Affairs

    Office: LO 113
    Phone: 218.477.2865
    Email: david.paul@mnstate.edu

    David Paul, Ph.D., NCC, is the Program Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator of the Counseling and Student Affairs program at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Dr. Paul has several years of administrative, supervision, teaching and clinical experience in higher education. He was the Clinical Services Manager in the Adrian Dominican School of Education, Counseling Department at Barry University. He also served the full-time and interim positions of Academic Dean, and Chairperson for the Health Sciences & Related Studies Department at the Medical Center Campus of Miami Dade College. Additional positions at MDC included Dean of Administrative Services & Student Services, Director of the Biotechnology Program, and Director of ACCESS & Career Services. Dr. Paul was instrumental in establishing and developing the curricula for baccalaureate, associate and certificate degree programs in Nursing, Biotechnology and Health Sciences. In addition, he has helped the college strengthen industry relations and outreach in the community. Dr. Paul served as the Vice President for Care Resource, Inc. in South Florida. Prior to relocating to Miami, Florida, he worked for the State University of New York system in Career & Counseling Services. Dr. Paul has a Master’s degree from the department of Counseling & Educational Psychology at the University of Buffalo in New York. David completed a PhD. in Counseling Education and Supervision at Barry University located in Miami Shores, Florida. He also completed the requirements becoming a National Certified Counselor from the National Board for Certified Counselors and was admitted to memberships in Delta Epsilon Iota, Academic & Leadership Honor Society, and Chi Sigma Iota, Academic & Professional Honor Society International.