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Elizabeth McDonald

Academic Coordinator

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

K. Elizabeth McDonald has a BA in Sociology, an MA in Community Counseling (with an addictions emphasis), and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Among other settings, she has worked in a residential setting for juveniles, a county jail, university counseling and psychological services settings, and community agencies, providing her with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor in MN, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider.

Dr. McDonald currently serves as the Curriculum and Course Development Coordinator in the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, where she supports curriculum development and revision, supervises faculty, and supports the School of Counseling.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - State College, PA United States

Public Service

American Red Cross, Team Member: Disaster Action Team volunteer

Awards / Honors

"Emerging Leader" award recipient, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2007


McDonald, K. E., Hartwig Moorhead, H. J., Neuer Colburn, A. A. (2015). Teaching Writing Skills to Counseling Students for Clinical Competence and Professional Advocacy Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy


Scott, S. K., McDonald, K. E., J, F. (2013). I’m a counselor not a writer: Bridging counseling skills and writing in counselor education Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)

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