School of Education Administration

Chris Ray, PhD

Associate Professor & Head
Family Life Center (FLC) 210F
Phone: (701) 231-7104

Lea Roberts

Administrative Assistant
Family Life Center (FLC) 210
Phone: (701) 231-7921
Fax: (701) 231-7416

Contact Lea for general questions related to the School of Education as well as specific questions related to financial or human resources matters.

Carol Nelson

Academic Assistant
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C117
Phone: (701) 231-7202
Fax: (701) 231-9785

Contact Carol for assistance with admission or enrollment questions and concerns related to graduate programs.


Brenda S. Hall, EdD

Professor & Program Coordinator
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C119
Phone: (701) 231-8077

Areas of Specialization:  Community/School Partnerships; Intimate Partner Violence; Collaborative Group Processes; Assessment in Counselor Education; Competency-Based Counseling Approaches; and Relational-Cultural Theory

Carol E. Buchholz Holland, PhD, NCC

Associate Professor, School Counseling Coordinator, & School Counseling Internship Coordinator
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C120
Phone: (701) 231-7103

Areas of Specialization:  School Counseling; Career Education; Crisis Management Preparation; Trauma; and Solution-Focused Counseling

James S. Korcuska, PhD, LPC, NCC

Professor, Community Counseling Services Clinic Director, & Practicum Coordinator
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C118
Phone: (701) 231-6296

Areas of Specialization:  Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Counselor Education, in particular Constructivist-Developmental Teaching and Supervision Practices; and Addictions, with a focus on gender

Todd F. Lewis, PhD, LPC, NCC

Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator, & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship Coordinator
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C114
Phone: (701) 231-7306

Areas of Specialization:  Addictive Behaviors; Collegiate Binge Drinking; Motivational Interviewing; Adlerian, Gestalt, and Existential Approaches to Counseling; Theoretical Explanations of Substance Abuse; Quantitative Research and Data Analysis Methodologies

Jill R. Nelson, PhD

Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator, & Associate Dean - HDE
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C121
Phone: (701) 231-7415

Areas of Specialization:  Shame and Shame Resilience; Community Mental Wellness; Qualitative Research; and Leadership

Jodi L.Tangen, PhD, NCC

Assistant Professor
Stop and Go Center (SGC) C115
Phone: (701) 231-7676

Areas of Specialization:  Spirituality/Religion in Counseling; Existential and Jungian Theories; Multicultural and Feminist Theory and Practice; Clinical Supervision; and Relational Depth

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