Graduate Counseling

Faculty

Jenene Alexander

Jenene Alexander, Ed.D., NCSP, LPC
Director of the Master of Science in 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 through Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ in monroe, LA. 

  Josh Strickland Josh Strickland, Ed.S., LPC
Mr. Josh Strickland has his master’s in counseling and an Educational Specialists degree both from Harding. He is a doctoral candidate with Argosy University in their Counseling Education and Supervision program. He has worked community mental health in both Tennessee and Arkansas. He holds his LPC from Arkansas. He has spent the last six years specializing in school based mental health in both White and Lonoke Counties. He has also contracted with the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center providing aftercare for child victims of sexual abuse. He is also contracted with the Cabot Church of Christ providing counseling services to their members.

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. 

Assisting Faculty

Todd Patten

Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC
Field Placement Director, Associate professor and a licensed professional counselor in multiple states, Todd Patten holds the LBSW and LCCA in Texas. He has 10 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.


    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.

Personal Website

    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. 

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 and Harding University. He is currently employed as assistant professor at Spring Arbor University, a Christian University in Michigan.

Staff

Angela English

Angela English
Coordinator of Programs, Labs & Accountability


Other areas of faculty expertise:

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

Dr. Jenene Alexander, Director
Counseling Program
College of Education
Harding University
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149
gradcounseling@harding.edu

professionalcounseling@harding.edu

schoolcounseling@harding.edu