Counseling Faculty

Below, you will find information about the faculty in Counseling at the University of Memphis. To send them an email, click on the faculty member's name. For more information about their research and publications, click on their research lab link.

Michelle Welch Brasfield, Ed.D., University of Memphis. 

Dr. Pam Cogdal

Pamela A. Cogdal, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1989). Career and work-life balance, practice outcomes, assessment, suicide prevention, and couples/relationship issues.

Leigh Falls Holman, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University (2009). Job stress and burnout among human service professionals; the intersection of trauma, substance and process addictions and interpersonal violence across the lifespan; neurosequential experiential and relational interventions; clinical training and supervision of front-line staff (correction officers, psych techs, foster patents, police, medical staff, teachers) and counselors (mental health & school).

 Daniel Lustig, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1995). Family adjustment and adjustment to disability.

 Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D., Auburn University (2018). 


Eraina Schauss, Ph.D., George Washington University (2011). Child cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurodevelopment, family systems therapy, career development and coaching.

The Brain Lab 

Steve W

Steven L. West, Ph.D., Texas Tech University (2000). Access to care, military and veteran health, moral injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

West Lab 

Steve Z

Stephen Zanskas, Ph.D., Michigan State University (2007). Development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation counseling education programs, the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues and ethics.