Kelli Saginak, Ed.D.Photo of Kelli
Associate Professor
Department of Professional Counseling
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


Ed.D. Counselor Education and Counseling (CACREP), May 1997, Idaho State University, Department of Counseling, Pocatello, ID

M.A. Counseling, May 1989, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

B.S. Psychology, June 1986, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Areas of Interest

  • Process and Group Counseling
  • Lifespan Development
  • School Counselor Education
  • Service-Learning in Counselor Education
  • Transformative Pedagogy

Classes Typically Taught

  • 705 Personal Growth
  • 702 Counseling Process
  • 731 Group Counseling Process
  • 711 Lifespan Development
  • 733 School Counseling I: Organization & Administration
  • 735 School Counseling II: Individual Planning & Responsive Services
  • 798 Counseling Internship II

Kelli, an Associate Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, earned her master’s 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 20 years. As a counselor educator for 12 years, her teaching specialties include school counseling, counseling process, group counseling, lifespan development, and internship experiences. In addition, Kelli co-authored two textbooks on comprehensive school counseling. She is currently co-authoring a group counseling process textbook.

Kelli has published and/or presented on a variety of counseling-related topics, including experiential group counseling & group leadership development, school counseling leadership, systemic change and resistance to change, and service-learning in counselor education. She enjoys writing grants with students and community partners, and working collaboratively with schools on service-learning projects. Her current research focuses on transformative pedagogy, school counselor leadership, group leadership development, and service-learning in counselor education.