Saginak, Kelli, Ed.D.

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Saginak, Kelli, Ed.D.

Kelli Saginak Ed. D. Professor Areas of Expertise 
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Doctor of Education  

Idaho State University, 1997 

Phone: (920) 424-7205

Office: Nursing Education 018


  • Teaching Group
  • Counseling; School Counselor Education
  • Counselor Education Clinical Instruction
  • Scholarship School Counselor Leadership Development
  • Service-Learning in Counselor Education; Experiential Group Counseling

Dr. Kelli A. Saginak, Ed.D., Full Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, earned her masters degree in Counseling from Rollins College and a doctorate in Counselor Education from Idaho State University.

Her involvement with schools as a teacher, counselor, prevention specialist, and consultant extends over 25 years. As a counselor educator for 20 years, her teaching specialties include school counseling, counseling process, group counseling, lifespan development, addictions counseling, and clinical experiences.

Dr. Saginak has published and presented on a variety of subjects, including experiential group counseling and group leadership development, school counseling leadership, systemic change and resistance to change, and service-learning in counselor education.  Likewise, she has co-authored four school counseling  textbooks, and enjoys partnering with students, community organizations, and  school systems.

 Saginak, Kelli DPI Licensures

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: June 1997
Years of P-12 Experience: 8 1/2 (1 = 7th Grade Teacher; 3 1/2 = School Counseling; 4 = K-12 District Prevention Specialist)

Classes Typically Taught:

  • 724 Foundations of School Counseling
  • 731 Group Counseling Process
  • 733 Comprehensive School Counseling
  • 735 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • 776 Addictions in Counseling
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