Faculty members in the College of Education aspire to be outstanding teachers who make significant scholarly contributions to their fields of study. Equally important, however, faculty and staff both volunteer their time to make important societal and professional contributions that demonstrate leadership expressed in service to others.

Our faculty and staff participate in a broad array of activities in partnership with our many shareholders in urban, suburban and rural schools and communities, human service and other types of agencies, and professional organizations. Service includes membership on boards, executive and advisory committees, task forces, and steering groups as well as numerous leadership and consulting roles.

We invite you to take note below of the many ways our faculty and staff demonstrate professional and civic engagement. This compendium of service illuminates our profound commitment to social justice and serves to honor Marquette’s tradition as a Catholic, Jesuit university.

Burkard, Alan

  • Consulting Psychologist, Penfield's Behavior Clinic, providing psychological services to children under five with behavior and emotional problems from families living in poverty.

  • Consulting Psychologist, Penfield's Montessori Academy, providing psychological and school counseling services to school students and their families.

  • American School Counselor Association; Past-President
  • American School Counselor Association; Positions Committee Co-Chair (2005-2009)
  • Department of Public Instruction; Committee for Revision of the Wisconsin Developmental Guidance Model (2005-2008)
  • Editorial Board for Professional School Counseling (2009-present)
  • Milwaukee Public Schools- School Counseling Advisory Council (2009-2010)
  • Milwaukee Public Schools-Elementary School Guidance Counseling Grant Advisory Council (2006-2009)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Counseling Psychology (2007-present)
  • Reviewer for Training and Education in Professional Psychology (2007-2011)
  • Reviewer for Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Journal (2007-present)
  • Wisconsin School Counselor Association; President-elect, President, Past President (2005-2009)
  • Stroke and Turn Official, Wisconsin Swimming, (2009-2011)
  • President, Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Club, (2008-2010)
  • Technology Committee, Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Club, (2007-2008)
  • Parent Volunteer, Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Club, (2003-2011)

Burant, Theresa


Burmeister, Sara

  • President of Oak Creek Public Library Board Foundation
  • Centennial Salvation Army Advisory Council Member
  • Kiwanis Club Treasurer
  • Volunteer for many projects in Milwaukee area

Byrd, Derria 


Manuscript reviewer:

  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (ad hoc) (2017-present)
  • Democracy and Education (ad hoc) (2016-present)
  • Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (2015-present)

Proposal reviewer:

  • Division J Postsecondary Education, American Educational Research Association
  • Division L Educational Policy and Politics, American Educational Research Association

Callender, Karisse


Carlson, Mary 

  • Common Ground Milwaukee

Chubbuck, Sharon

  • Steering Committee for the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking
  • Advisory Board for the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Clark, Kathleen 

  • Chair, Research Publication Awards Subcommittee, International Research Association, 2007-2009.
  • Member, Research Publication Awards Subcommittee, International Reading Association, 2006-2007.
  • Member, Research Program Development Subcommittee, International Reading Association, 2000 – 2002.
  • Reviewer for Guilford Press.
  • Co-editor, Michigan Reading Journal, 2002-2004.

Cook, Jennifer 

  • Practicum and Internship Coordinator, Marquette Clinical Mental Health Program (2016-Present)
  • Health Career Opportunities Program Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health, Marquette University (2016-Present)
  • President Elect, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Current)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council Member (2017-Present)
  • Mentor, NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (2014-2018)
  • Co-Chair, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Qualitative Research Interest Network (CEQUIN) (2016-Present)
  • Treasurer, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2015-2018)
  • Reviewer, The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, Wisconsin Counseling Association (2015-2018)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2017 Conference Proposal Coordinator (2016-2017)
  • American Counseling Association Proposal Reviewer (2015-2018)
  • Graduate Student Representative, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2011-2014)

Edwards, Lisa

  • Proyecto Mama Task Force (2017-present)
  • Co-Director of the Latina/o Well-Being Research Initiative (2015-present)
  • Secretary of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (2015-2017)
  • Mentor and guest speaker for the Latino/a Non-Profit Leadership Program, Milwaukee, WI (2006-2015)
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Latino/a Taskforce Member, United Way of Greater Milwaukee (2014-2016)
  • Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Ad-hoc Reviewer (2013-present)
  • Member of the Education Committee of the Notre Dame Schools (2016-present)
  • Volunteer on the Spanish Warmline for Postpartum Support International (PSI) (2014-2017)
  • Volunteer psychologist at Aurora Walker’s Point Community Clinic (working with pregnant and postpartum uninsured Latinas) (2015-2017)

Ellwood, Cynthia 

  • Member of the Advisory Council, Black Lives Matter Initiative of the Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Mentor to the District Equity Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Collaboration for Leadership Development with the Office of School Administration, Milwaukee Public Schools

Eckman, Ellen

  • Chair, Shorewood Parks Commission
  • Member, Shorewood Board of Review
  • Trustee for the Village of Shorewood (2001-2012)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Noyce Scholars Grant

Evans, Karen 


Gibson, Melissa 


Henk, William

  • Board Member, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Board Member, Greater Milwaukee Committee Education Committee
  • Leadership Council and Operations Team member, Milwaukee Succeeds
  • Member, Catholic School Commission
  • Co-Chair, Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee
  • Board Member, Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortiu

Jessup-Anger, Jody

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2009-present
  • Ad hoc Reviewer, International Research and Scholarship section, Journal of College Student Development, 2009-present
  • Co-chair, Presidential Taskforce on Sexual Violence in Higher Education, ACPA – College Student Educators International
  • Member, Commission on Professional Preparation in Student Affairs, ACPA – College Student Educators International

Knobloch-Fedders, Lynne 

  • Associate Editor, Psychotherapy Research (2016 – present)                        
  • Advisory Editor, Family Process (2008 – present)
  • Member, Society for Psychotherapy Research Executive Council Nominating Committee (2014 – present)                         
  • Co-investigator, Reintegration difficulty of military couples following deployment. U.S. Department of Defense grant, USAMRMC Log No. 12154004. (2014 – 2018)                            

Knox, Sarah

  • Marquette University Taskforce on Interprofessional Health Education, 2014-present
  • Marquette University Committee on Research, 2014-present
  • Co-Editor, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 2013-present
  • All Saints’ Cathedral: Senior Warden, 2013-present
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session:Editorial Board, 2012-present
  • Training & Education in Professional Psychology (APA Journal): Ad Hoc Reviewer, 2008-present
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland):External Examiner, Counselling Psychology Doctoral Program, 2011-2013
  • Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA: Education and Training Domain Representative, 2010-2013
  • North American Society for Psychotherapy Research (NASPR): Executive Officer, 2008-2013
  • Committee on Accreditation Site Visitor: University of Kentucky, May 2007; University of North Dakota, April 2012; Pennsylvania State University, October 2013
  • Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA Journal Psychotherapy, Editorial Board, 2005-2012
  • Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research: Advisory Editor (Editorial Board), 2004-2012

LaBelle, S.J., Rev. Jeffrey

  • Board of Directors, Loyola Academy
  • Board of Members, Marquette University High School
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Bilingual Research Journal
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Church and State
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Rowan & Littlefield Publishers
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Moral Education
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Teacher Education

Lowe, Robert

  • Chair, Governance Council for Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School

Melchert, Timothy

  • School Board Member, Fox Point-Bayside School District
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Member, Scientific Committee, ORASI Portugal Network of Psychologists.

Thon, Fr. Andrew

  • Board of Trustees, University of Detroit Mercy, 2004-Present
  • Board of Trustees, Spring Hill College, term beginning September 2014
  • Consulting Audit of Loyola University Division of Student Development, summer 2014
  • President, Jesuit association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA), 2008-2010
  • JASPA Executive Board, 1991-2011

van den Kieboom, Leigh

  • Primary for Mathematics Science Partnership Grant, Partnership with West Allis/West Milwaukee School District

Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

  • Member, Literacy and Education Reform Task Force, International Reading Association (2014- 2015)
  • Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference Committee (2014)
  • Edward Fry Book Committee, Literacy Research Association
  • Proposal Reviewer
    • Association for Literacy Educators & Researchers
    • The International Reading Association
  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Journal of Teacher Education
    • Literacy Research & Instruction
    • Urban Education
    • The Reading Teacher
  • Book Reviewer
    • International Reading Association
    • Corwin Press
  • Area 8 Co-Chair, Literacy Learning & Practice in Multilingual and Multicultural Settings Literacy Research Association Annual Conference Committee (2013-2015)
  • Co-Chair, Response to Intervention Task Force, International Reading Association(2013-2015)
  • International Reading Association Conference Committee (2012 and 2013)