Graduate Counseling Program


Jenene Alexander

Jenene Alexander, Ed.D., NCSP, LPC
Director of the Counseling Program, Dr. Jenene Alexander brings a wealth of practical experience in public school counseling. She has worked with traumatized children, including three years with the sheriff's department and is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified school psychologist.

Director of Counseling
Associate Professor of Education
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed School Counselor and School Psychology Specialist

  Marc Fager

Marc Fager, Ph.D., LPC-S
Dr. Fager worked for six years as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Children and Families in Monroe, Louisiana. He received his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University and his Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Dr. Fager is trained as a challenge course facilitator and has worked with Seeker Springs Ministries as a group facilitator. He also maintains a private practice. 

Todd Patten

Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC
Associate professor and a licensed professional counselor in multiple states, Todd Patten holds the LBSW and LCCA in Texas. He has 15+ years experience in management, education, child care, and clinical counseling and has served as director of therapeutic group homes. His community experience also includes working closely with the Red Cross in health and safety and disaster response.

Karl Wendt

Karl Wendt, Ph. D.
Dr. Wendt has 19 years experience as the Director of the Mt. Hope Christian Counseling Center and has also been the Family Life Minister for Mt. Hope Church of Christ in Joplin, MO. His BA in Bible is from Harding University, MA in Counseling from NE Louisiana University, and his PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Louis University. He has taught for the Professional Counseling: Clinical and School program at Harding’s Northwest Arkansas Professional  Center in Bentonville for 4 years as an adjunct professor.
Karl has a radio program entitled Real Solutions which airs weekly on New Life Radio, the local Christian radio station [KMOQ]. Karl can also be seen every Tuesday morning on KSN [an NBC affiliate] Morning Show.

Ervin Wright

Ervin E. (Gene) Wright II, Ph.D, LPC            

His work experience has focused mostly on working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as those who have been identified as criminal offenders. Populations he has worked with include sex offenders, domestic violence batterers, and not guilty by reason of insanity acquittees. In addition, he has worked as an adjunct and assistant professor at Heidelberg University. He has also worked as an assistant professor at Spring Arbor University, a Christian University in Michigan.


Assisting Faculty

Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson, Ed.D., LPC
Well-known speaker and author of several books, including Helping Church Teens Deal With Challenging Issues: Sex, Dr. Robinson works with traumatized sexualized children and adolescents. She is also licensed as a school counselor and is a certified juvenile sex offender counselor.

Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose, M.S., Ed.S.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rose is a Licensed Professional School Counselor with 13 years experience working in Arkansas schools.  She has worked with all ages, K-Post Secondary, with her passion being high school students.  She earned her master’s degree in Counselor Education from UALR, and her Educational Specialists in Professional Counseling: Clinical and School from Harding.  Mrs. Rose is a certified Forensic Interviewer and works with the White County Children’s Safety Center with child victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Mrs. Rose is a Past President of the Arkansas Counseling Association and is active in professional as well as community organizations.  She has a special interest in grief counseling and grief education, and speaks to various groups across the state on the subject.


Angela English

Angela English
Coordinator of Programs, Labs & Accountability

Juana Hall


Juana Hall
Administrative Assistant


Other areas of faculty expertise:

  • Clinical counseling
  • Clinical psychology
  • College Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology