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Saginak, M. Alan, Ed.D.



Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Counseling  Idaho State University, 1998 

Phone: (920) 424-1476

Office: Nursing Education 001





Areas of Expertise:

  • Career Development across the Lifespan
  • Student Affairs and Student Development in Higher Education
  • Clinical Instruction in Counselor Education


    Brief Bio:

    Dr. M. Alan Saginak is Associate Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He currently serves as Department Chair, and coordinates the Student Affairs and College Counseling emphasis in the program. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Edinboro University of PA, and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from Slippery Rock University of PA. Dr. Saginak's 19 years of experience in higher education includes eight years in Career Services and Student Affairs in Idaho and Pennsylvania. He also completed his Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University, and during his training served as a clinical supervisor and part-time instructor. He has been teaching at UW Oshkosh for nine years.

    Dr. Saginak has presented and published on a range of related topics including career development over the lifespan; career and college transitions including effective job search strategies; integrating avocation and wellness; balancing family and work; and assessment and strategic planning in student affairs. He thoroughly enjoys working collaboratively with professionals and administrative staff in Student Affairs, and is energized by teaching, training, and preparing graduate students for careers in Student Affairs and College Counseling. His family, running and good humor are the keys that help him maintain a balanced approach to living.

    Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 1998, Department of Professional Counseling, UW Oshkosh
    Years of P-12 Experience: 8 in Career Services & Student Affairs; 11 in teaching and clinical instruction in Counselor Education

    Classes Typically Taught:

    • Professional Orientation in Counseling

    • Career Development

    • Student Affairs and College Counseling

    • Student Development and the College Environment

    • Counseling Practicum

    • Counseling Internship I & II

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