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President - Matthew L. Nice

Matthew Nice is a 2nd 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.


Vice-President - Kathryn Johnston-Moschak

Kathryn Johnston-Moschak is Master's level graduate student at Duquesne University. She is on the school counseling track and currently working on completing her practicum and internship experiences. Kathryn earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 Secretary - David Simons

David is a graduate student in Duquesne University's Masters of School Counseling Program and is Expected to graduate in May of 2018. He has 2 years experience working in the public education system with Middle School aged students with special needs. Additionally, he has served for 4 years in various capacities within youth groups and after school programs in the Beaver County area. David earned a B.A. in history and a minored in youth ministry at Geneva College. Topics within the counseling field that he is passionate about include, but are not limited to: The stigma of mental health, multicultural competency, PTSD, the intersections physical and mental wellbeing and spirituality.

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) - Richard "Joe" Charette

Counselor Education (Master's Program) - Elizabeth McBride





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