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Dr. Margaret A. Herrick

Dr. Margaret A. Herrick

Department Chairperson

Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs

Old Main "A" Wing Room 418

Phone Number: 610-683-4225


B.S., University of Steubenville; M.R.C., Wright State University;

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

PA Licensed Psychologist


This is year 26 for me at Kutztown University and I have enjoyed every single semester so far! My overall background is in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. My current interest areas include Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, Counselor Professional Identity Development, and all types of assessment - from Individual Clinical Interviews to Complete Program Evaluations. In addition to teaching, I am a Licensed Psychologist and have worked in private practice and as a consultant to Berks County area mental health agencies. My most recent work in the field involves doing psychological evaluations on children and adolescents through the Pennsylvania Counseling Services. In my non-work time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two cats, and three greyhounds in our home in the country. I also sing in a Berks county area choral group and volunteer for a greyhound rescue organization. Quiet time is spent reading, gardening, and sewing.



Dr. Joanne Cohen Hamilton

Associate Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs

Clinical Coordinator- M.A. Counseling - Couples, Marital and Family CounselingTrack

Old Main "A" Wing Room 413; 610-683-4211 -

B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

PA Licensed Psychologist

National Certified Counselor and
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I started at KU in the fall of 1991 as a 2/3 time graduate faculty member in the Department of Counseling, and a 1/3 time AOD specialist in the University Counseling Services. My passion is facilitating students' actualization potentials. I have greatly enjoyed supervising more than 200 KU graduate student internships over the past two decades, and working with dozens of students to attend and present at conferences, author research, publish, and contribute to service learning. For 25 years I have intensely affiliated with the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach, serving twice as conference chair and president, holding various positions on the journal board, and recently receiving the ADPCA Outstanding Achievement Award for contribution to research, service, practice, and teaching of the person-centered approach. I am an SIA on the SDS, which basically translates to viewing counseling as both science and art (I descend from the Boulder model). One of my favorite things in life is laughter. There is a parable of a wise old grandmother who, when asked the secret to her longevity said, "I never disagree with anyone." To this the other remarked, "That cannot be!" The grandmother replied, "No, it cannot."


Dr. Helen S. Hamlet
Associate Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs
Clinical Coordinator -M.S. School Counseling Program
Old Main "A" Wing Room 414;

B.S., M.S. West Chester University;  Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania;

PA Certified School Counselor; PA Certified School Psychologist; PA Certified
Elementary School Teacher
PA Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Helen Hamlet is a professional school counselor, school psychologist, teacher, licensed psychologist, community mental health counselor and experienced counselor educator. Her research interests are: post-secondary transitions for individuals with disabilities; working with students with chronic illness; career counseling; supervision of students through the practicum and internship experience; and social networking and adolescents. Currently, she teaches Intercultural Issues in Counseling; Orientation and Ethics in School Counseling; Practicum; and Internship. Dr. Hamlet has a practice in the West Chester area, is a frequent guest lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, and is a consultant to public and private schools. In her free time, Dr. Hamlet loves to travel abroad, spend time with family and friends, and volunteers for the "Give an Hour" program that provides counseling services to U.S. Military and their families.


Dr. Kenney

Dr. Kelley R. Kenney
Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs
Coordinator, M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education Programs
Clinical Coordinator, M.Ed. Student Affairs College Counseling Program
Old Main "A" Wing Room 412; 610-683-4223 -
B.A., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Temple University;
Ed.D., The George Washington University
PA Licensed Professional Counselor


Dr. Kelley Kenney earned an Counselor Education and Supervision from The George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1992. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, where she has served on the faculty for nearly 30 years. She is the Program Coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education (Administration and College Counseling) programs, and is also an affiliate faculty member at Antioch University - Seattle, Washington and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Kenney is a co-author of the book Counseling Multiracial Families and the counseling training videotape Counseling the Multiracial Population: Couples, Individuals, and Families. She has conducted numerous workshops and presentations and authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters regarding counseling the multiracial population. She has also served as a reviewer for several books, book chapters, and videos regarding the multiracial population and other diverse populations. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.  

Dr. Kenney has been active at all levels of the counseling profession. She served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors and sat on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. Prior to serving as chair of the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association, she served as treasurer for the Region. She has chaired and/or served on numerous committees of the American Counseling Association and its affiliate divisions, is a co-founder and co-chair of the Multiracial/Multiethnic Counseling Concerns Interest Network of the American Counseling Association. She recently completed two terms on the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association during which she also served on the Association's Nomination and Elections Committee, Financial Affairs Committee, Audit Committee, and Executive Committee.  

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselor's Professional Development Award, the Counselors for Social Justice Ohana Award, the Pennsylvania Counseling Association's Presidential Award for Service, and the American Counseling Association's Don S. Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award. In 2013 she became a member of a distinguished group of Fellows of the American Counseling Association for her professional leadership, service and scholarly contribution to the counseling profession.

Dr. Kenney has been an active member of the American College Personnel Association and its Commission for Professional Preparation. She currently serves on the executive board of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association as the Graduate Faculty Liaison.   


Dr. Redekop

Dr. Fred J. Redekop
Associate Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs
Old Main "A" Wing Room 410; 610-683-4288 -
B.A., Indiana University; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University;
Ph.D., University of Iowa
PA Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Redekop's webpage can be located here.

Dr. Fred Redekop is a licensed professional counselor. His research interests include counseling theories, counselor dispositions, career development, and counselor training. His pastimes and hobbies include a wide variety of outdoor activities-hiking, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, swimming, and biking. He also enjoys the arts, especially poetry and angst-ridden subtitled foreign films, and being a super husband to his wife, Ria, and a cool dad to his daughter, Sallie.



Dr. Brian G. Wlazelek

Professor of Counseling & Student Affairs

Clinical Coordinator- M.A. Counseling - Mental Health Counseling Track

Old Main "A" Wing Room 404

Phone Number: 610-683-4206 


B.A., M.Ed., Temple University; Ph.D., Lehigh University

PA Licensed Psychologist

I started at Kutztown University in 1988 as a member of University Counseling Services, the campus counseling center, and later became the director of the center. While director of the counseling center, I also started and directed the Advising Center for Undeclared Students on campus until moving fulltime into the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. Prior to Kutztown University, I worked in several outpatient and inpatient positions providing psychological assessment, individual, group, and relationship counseling, crisis intervention and behavioral medicine services. In addition to my teaching position, I also serve on the Berks County DCORT, providing disaster mental health services, and am a member of the Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. Finally, I am the current President of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and Past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. 

My practice and research interests include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, disaster mental health services, and assessment. Outside of the classroom, I am a travel enthusiast and have been spotted playing guitar, on occasion, in a local band.


Professor Patricia Brenner

Instructor Old Main

"A" Wing Room 406

Phone Number: 610 - 683 - 4222

E- mail:

B.A., Penn State, M.Ed.,

West Chester PA Certified Teacher and School Counselor 


I am excited to be a member of this distinguished faculty. This is my first full year as a Professor at KU. I am a certified Elementary Teacher and School Counselor in PA. I have worked in schools for the past 20 years in the roles of Education Specialist, SAP and IST Coordinator and School Counselor. I attend Alvernia University and am working on obtaining my Ph.D in Educational Leadership. My research areas of interest include school counselor leadership, counselor supervision and evaluation and counselor professional identity.


Ms. Pamela Hopstetter

Department Secretary

Old Main "A" Wing Room 420

610-683-4204 ---