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President - Matthew L. Nice

Matthew Nice is a 3rd year doctoral student at Duquesne University's Counselor Education and Supervision program. He is assistant to the institutional review board (IRB) chair at Duquesne University, and is currently employed as a School-Based Therapist, working in the Pittsburgh Public School System. Matthew  earned a B.A. in both Psychology and Sociology at King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a M.S. in Counselor Education, PreK-12 at Marywood University. At Marywood, Matthew served as Vice-President of Marywood's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Pi Chapter. His research interests include Multicultural competency in counseling, counseling in urban settings, and college readiness in school counseling.

Matthew was selected as a 2018-2019 CSI Leadership Fellow. He is currently working in the counselor bookshelf, chapter grants, and poster review sections of CSI International. 


Vice-President - Richard J. Charette

Richard (aka Joe) has previously served as the Doctorate Student Representative, and is now serving as the chapters Vice-President. He will take over as President of the Chapter at this Fall's CSI Induction ceremony. Joe received his Bachelor's degree from Penn State, and his Masters from Duquesne University before entering the Ph.D program. 

 Secretary - Ama Beeko

Ama is currently in her 3rd year in the Ph.D program. She has also earned her Master's degree in counseling at Duquesne University. During her Master's program, she served as the Masters student representative for Delta Upsilon Chapter. 

Chapter Faculty Advisor - Dr. William Casile

As an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne, I especially enjoy teaching group counseling, therapeutic techniques, and supervision. In addition to the responsibilities associated with my role as a faculty member, I have held several quasi-administrative positions within the School of Education. I was the Director of the doctoral program in Counselor Education (ExCES); the coordinator of the undergraduate program in Special Education, and I served as the founder and inaugural director of the School of Education's Leadership Institute. I currently am the site coordinator for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and serve as the faculty advisor to Chi Sigma Iota.
I believe that learning and the therapeutic process are both developmental and constructivist processes that promote opportunities for choice and change. I continue to be curious about the use of collaborative group activities to promote healthy human development; the influence these theoretical models have on leadership, teaching, counseling and supervision methods and the ways that counselor educators and supervisors can encourage aspiring professionals to operate in ways that are consistent with the fundamental principles of these approaches.
My consultation and scholarship is focused on activities associated with the Duquesne University Center for Collaborative Supervision and Evaluation (DUCCSE), which I founded and direct. My current consultation and scholarship on the processes associated with organizational and professional collaboration focus on exploring the application of collaborative methods in the supervision and evaluation of performance and the outcomes these processes produce in organizational cultures.
I am most proud of the work I have contributed to the design of the IDPEL and ExCES doctoral programs, the creation of the organizational culture at ASSET Inc., an elementary science education program that is revolutionizing science teaching throughout Pennsylvania, the founding of the Leadership Institute and the subsequent development of partnerships between Duquesne and the University of Oxford to develop international learning opportunities for our students, area educators, and business leaders from the Arab countries of the Middle East. I am most proud of awards I have received for these collaborative partnerships with community agencies, including, the Duquesne University President's Award for Community Service, The West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership's Investors in Education Award, The Bayer Corporation's Quality Excellence Award, and the ASSET Inc's Making Science Work Award.



Program Representatives

Counselor Education & Supervision (Doctoral Program) - Anuti Ngangana

Counselor Education (Master's Program) - Elizabeth McBride
Alumni Chairperson - Barron Whited  




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