Faculty

Counselor Education Faculty

The Counselor Education Department faculty are committed to providing the highest quality education to all students.  We model best practices by providing a strong student-centered curriculum with an emphasis on ongoing formative feedback to help candidates develop personally, academically, and professionally.

Department Chair

Dolores DeHaro Mena, PhD
dolores.mena@sjsu.edu
408.924.3627
Sweeney Hall (SH) 405

Dolores DeHaro Mena

Faculty Directory

Imee Almazan, EdD | Lecturer
imee.almazan@sjsu.edu

Marion Beach, EdD | Lecturer
marion.schinn@sjsu.edu

Michele Burns | Lecturer
michele.burns@sjsu.edu

Lorri Capizzi, EdD | Assistant Professor
lorri.capizzi@sjsu.edu

Kyoung Mi Choi, PhD | Associate Professor
kyoungmi.choi@sjsu.edu
Twitter: @KyoungMiChoi

Jimma Cortes-Smith | Lecturer
jimma.cortes@sjsu.edu

Dolores DeHaro Mena, PhD | Professor
dolores.mena@sjsu.edu
Twitter: @dmena22

Amy Gutierrez | Lecturer and Graduate Fieldwork Coordinator
amy.gutierrez@sjsu.edu

Xiaolu Hu, PhD | Professor
xiaolu.hu@sjsu.edu

Esther Hugo, EdD | Lecturer
esther.hugo@sjsu.edu

Amna Jaffer | Lecturer
amna.jaffer@sjsu.edu
Twitter: @JafferAmna

Kelly Kruger | Lecturer
kelly.kruger@sjsu.edu

Jason Laker, PhD | Professor
jason.laker@sjsu.edu
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Michael Mann-Stock | Lecturer
michael.mann-stock@sjsu.edu

Brent Peterson, PhD | Lecturer
brent.petersen@sjsu.edu

Kristin Phillips-Matson | Lecturer
kristin.phillips-matson@sjsu.edu

Michelle Randle | Lecturer
michelle.randle@sjsu.edu

Devon Reckmeyer-Hibbert, PsyD | Lecturer
devon.hibbert@sjsu.edu

Latisha Roberts, EdD | Lecturer
latisha.roberts@sjsu.edu

Murry Schekman | Lecturer
murry.schekman@sjsu.edu

Shannon Stovall, PsyD | Lecturer
shannon.stovall@sjsu.edu

Aubrey Uresti, PhD | Assistant Professor
aubrey.uresti@sjsu.edu
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Erika Zepeda, PsyD | Lecturer
erika.zepeda@sjsu.edu

Recent Faculty Highlights

Kyoung Mi Choi

Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi copublished "A phenomenological approach to understanding sexual minority college students in South Korea" in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Dr. Lorri Capizzi, along with Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor, co-presented the webinar “How can Teachers, School Counselors, & Administrators support educational outcomes for students in foster care during extraordinary times?” as part of their SJSU Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE) and in collaboration with the CSU Center for Closing the Opportunity Gap (CCOG).

Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi, along with Child and Adolescent Development faculty Dr. Robert Marx, have established the "Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms & Our Campus" initiative, which offers introductory and advanced trainings at the department and college level around topics like pronouns and vocabulary terms, the hidden curriculum in our classes, and creating opportunities for authentic self-expression. Learn more about the initiative on the Lurie College of Education Strategic Plan webpage.

Xiaolu Hu

Dr. Xiaolu Hu recently received a Special Recognition Award from the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) for her many years of hard work and dedication to our students, department, college, and university. 

Jason Laker

Dr. Jason Laker has been named the new editor of the Journal of Men’s Studies. Read the interview with Jason at mensstudies.org/Newsletters.

Lorri Capizzi

Dr. Lorri Capizzi is part of a team that recently received a $300,000 grant to establish the Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE). Read the press release on the Lurie College blog.