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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 is Full Professor and Program Coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. She has served on the faculty of Kutztown University for 30 years.

Dr. Kenney is an author and co-author of numerous publications and has also conducted numerous workshops, trainings, and conference presentations. She is known across the state of Pennsylvania, nationally, and internationally for her work specific to the multiracial population.

Until recently, Dr. Kenney was active at the state, national, and international levels of the counseling profession, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for her contributions to the counseling field. She plays a very active role in the student affairs profession both in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and its Commission for Professional Preparation and in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).



Dr. Lauren J. Moss

Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling & Student Affairs

Old Main "A" Wing Room 402

Phone Number: 610-684-4295


B. S. Education Elementary & Special Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M. S. Post-Secondary Education, Troy University of Alabama

Ph.D. Counseling and Student Personnel Services, The University of Georgia

Dr. Moss is excited to be at Kutztown University in beautiful Berks County, where she spent her formative years. She is a skilled special educator and school counselor. Her professional experiences working with diverse populations have led her to research interests which include: group work, bullying prevention, social justice, and advocacy. Dr. Moss prides herself in working as a change agent for the field of counseling, particularly in the school setting, to best support and advocate for/with all clients. When she is not teaching, researching, or otherwise working indoors, Dr. Moss enjoys outdoor activities such as, hiking, running, camping, and attending concerts and festivals.



Dr. Monir F. Morgan

Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling & Student Affairs

Old Main "A" Wing Room 405

Phone Number:  610-683-4205


B.A., M. Ed, and M.A, Assiut University;

Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Glasgow/Assiut University;

Ph.D. (Counselor Education and Supervision), Duquesne University


Dr. Monir Morgan started at Kutztown University in the spring of 2014. He comes to KU following a 33-year career in teacher and counselor education in different countries. As a counselor, Dr. Morgan works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He always focuses on finding balance in four life goals: family and friends, love and intimacy, work, and spirituality.. In his counseling, Dr. Morgan adopts the integrative approach, although he connects mostly with three humanistic theories: individual psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, and gestalt therapy. 

 As a counselor educator, Dr. Morgan has been teaching different counseling courses at different universities. As a teacher educator, Dr. Morgan has extended experience in curriculum development, program development, teacher training, evaluation and assessment, action-based research, classroom-based research, civic education programs, school-university partnership, and community-university partnership. He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations and authored several articles, books, and book chapters regarding teaching, teacher education, counseling, and counselor education. Dr. Morgan's current research interests include marital satisfaction, intercultural marriage, spirituality, counselor training, and counselor supervision. As a teacher educator, counselor educator, and marriage and family counselor, Dr. Morgan has a strong commitment to life values. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family, reading, writing, translating, and gardening. 


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


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 second 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 am currently the Secretary for Berks Area School Counselors Association.  I attend Alvernia University and am working on obtaining my Ph.D in Educational Leadership. My research areas of interest include school counselor leadership, crisis management, grief and loss, counselor supervision and evaluation and counselor professional identity. 



Ms. Pamela Hopstetter

Department Secretary

Old Main "A" Wing Room 420

Phone: 610-683-4204