Faculty Directory


Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC

Division Director and Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology
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 Clincal 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

Visiting Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology

  • 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

Visiting Associate Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology
(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
Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology

  • 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 Schmidt, EdD, CRC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology

  • 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