K. Elizabeth Mcdonald

College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
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 Director of Skills Training and Curriculum in the School of counseling, where she supports skill development, curriculum development and revision, supervises faculty, and supports the School of Counseling.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

MA, Indiana Wesleyan University

BA, Anderson University

Public Service

Can Do Canines, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

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


Briggs, C., Boyle, R., Mcdonald, K. E. (2023). Inclusive Syllabi: An Essential Tool for the Inclusive Online Classroom. Teaching Practice Briefs

McDonald, K. E., Cook, A. D. (2021). Seventh Edition of APA Style: A Foundation for Advocacy in Counseling. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision


Boyle, R., Mcdonald, K. E., Briggs, C. (2023). Inclusive Syllabi: Promoting Equity, Belonging, and Growth from Day One. UPCEA