Faculty Directory


Eileen J. Burker, PhD, CRC

Division Director and Professor
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
and Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

  • BA, Rider University
  • MA, Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Vocational Evaluation, master's level certificate in Gerontology: University of Georgia
  • MS, PhD, Clinical Psychology: Auburn University
  • Internship in Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Research Interests: Quality of life before and after heart transplant, lung transplant, and VAD; vocational issues associated with chronic disease


Dara Chan, ScD, CRC

Assistant Professor
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

  • BA, Tulane University
  • MHS, Rehabilitation Counseling: University of Florida
  • ScD, Rehabilitation Science: Boston University

    Research Interests: Community integration and resource use for people with physical and psychiatric disabilities; spatial analysis of accessibility and the environment using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


    Mark R. Klinger, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
    (919) 843-4730

    • PhD, Psychology: University of Washington

    Research Interests: Cognitive neurosciences of autism; longitudinal outcomes of autism; transition to college and employment for adolescents with autism; learning disabilities

    Greg Olley

    Greg Olley, PhD

    Clinical Professor
    The Clinical Center for the Study of Development & Learning

    • AB, College of William and Mary
    • MA, Psychology, Wake Forest University
    • PhD, Psychology, George Peabody College (Vanderbilt University)
    • Internship at University of Kansas Medical Center

    Research interests: Behavior problems in persons with intellectual disability and mental illness; forensic psychology related to intellectual disability and the death penalty


    Eniko Rak, PhD, CRC

    Assistant Professor
    Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

    • BA, Babes-Bolai University
    • PhD, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Michigan State University

    Research Interests: Health literacy in relation to quality of life outcomes in mental health and employment in individuals with chronic illness & disability; international rehabilitation; professional identity development in graduate students



    Judy A. Schmidt, EdD, CRC, LPCA

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

    • BA, Meredith College
    • MS, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction for Higher Education, Argosy University

    Research Interests: Supported employment and supported education for people with psychiatric disabilities; anti-stigma and anti-bullying interventions for children with mental illness