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School of Counseling and Well-Being

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Regina Burgess

Teaching Instructor


ALH 504C

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Professional Highlights

  • Partnered with FBI Behavioral Science Unit to develop the Global Hostage-taking Research and Analysis Project (GHosT-RAP)
  • Studied ambushes against law enforcement officers in collaboration with FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA)
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Kimberly Floyd

Collaborative and Instructional Technology Education Lab, Coordinator

Associate Professor


ALH 503E

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Professional Highlights

  • Kim and Kasey Floyd Social Justice Award, 2023
  • WVU Faculty Digital Learning Award, 2021
  • American Council on Rural Special Education Eagle Award, 2020
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, 2010 & 2013
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Brittany Hoover

Field Experience Coordinator

Visiting Assistant Professor


ALH 507E

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Professional Highlights

  • West Virginia University Field Experience Coordinator
  • Faculty Indiana University of Pennsylvania College Counseling Center
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
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Ed Jacobs

Associate Professor


ALH 504N

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Professional Highlights

  • Areas of expertise: Group Counseling, Impact Therapy
  • Research interests: Effective Teaching, Creative Counseling
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Professional Highlights

  • Past WVU Faculty Senate Chair (2019-20)
  • WVU Board of Governors Member
  • Research emphasis in obesity prevention for individuals, families and communities
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George Mamboleo

Associate Professor


ALH 504-D

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Lisa F. Platt

Director of Clinical Training for Counseling Psychology

Associate Professor


ALH 504P

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Professional Highlights

  • Licensed Psychologist in the state of West Virginia (#1134)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, WVU College of Education and Human Services, 2019-2020
  • SPECTRUM LGBTQ+ Award, Association for Women in Psychology, 2017
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Professional Highlights

  • National Certified Counselor, #758617
  • Co-founding member of Strengthening the Heartland, a federal grant funded multi-state collaborative focused on rural wellness and positive youth development initiatives
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Professional Highlights

  • WVU Office of the Provost Most Valuable Player Award for Campus Health and Safety, 2020
  • Research interests: determinants of parenting, emotion socialization, impact of home visitation programs, children’s emotional development
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Lacey Sawyers

Teaching Assistant Professor

ALH 509F

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Professional Highlights

  • EMDR trained therapist specializing in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders
  • Special interest in teaching/treating Appalachian issues including generational trauma, systemic oppression, and substance use disorders
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Frankie Tack

Program Coordinator: Mental Health and Addiction Studies

Service Associate Professor


ALH 508F

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Professional Highlights

  • Service-Learning Instruction Award, WVU, 2022
  • Distinguished Service Award, West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, 2021
  • Laddie R. Bell Distinguished Service Award, WVU College of Education and Human Services, 2020
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Jessica Troilo

Associate Dean for Research, Engagement, and Faculty Affairs

Associate Professor


AHB 278

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Professional Highlights

  • Co-authored over 30 book chapters and journal articles and delivered over 60 presentations on family processes.
  • Co-creator and trainer of a professional development program offered across West Virginia to support professionals impacted by addiction.
  • Expert blogger, Psychology Today since 2017.