Dr. Dakota King-White has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame College of Ohio, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Heidelberg University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Toledo. She is a Professional Licensed School Counselor and a Professional Counselor. She has worked in public schools over the past ten years and has done extensive research on the impact of parental incarceration on children and the psychological, emotional and behavioral effects of incarceration. Through her research she has designed a curriculum for children of incarcerated parents. The curriculum has been implemented within K-12 education and has impacted many children and adolescents. She is currently finalizing a mental health model that can be used in K-12 education to help address the mental health needs of children and adolescents within an academic setting. The model looks at an interdisciplinary approach to addressing mental health needs within schools to help increase academic achievement by addressing mental health needs.
Elliott Ingersoll is professor and chair of Counseling, Adult Learning & Educational Administration. He is licensed as a psychologist and a clinical counselor in Ohio. He has authored/co-authored 8 books and over 30 articles and book chapters. His areas of expertise include psychopharmacology, psychopathology and helping clients with spiritual and religious issues. He has also worked with opioid dependence, trauma, and organizational consulting. His current research focuses on drug-assisted psychotherapy. He believes digital media are mesmerizing the planet's population and that the technologies were sent here by extra-terrestrials bent on using earth as a universal penal colony. Most people find it hard to talk to him for more than 10 minutes at a stretch.