Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


Program Advisor

Les Hemphill, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Psychology Programs
M.A., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., Kansas State University
(913) 319-3015

Dr. Hemphill has worked as a probation counselor with adolescents and as a prison psychologist. He has also conducted individual and group therapy and provided emergency services for Pawnee Mental Health Services in Concordia, Kan. He taught full-time at Haskell Indian Junior College and at Cloud County Community College, where he served as director of advisement and counseling for 10 years. He came to USM in 2008. He is particularly interested in developing programs and services that meet the needs of students with psychological and physical disabilities as well as non-traditional and first-generation students.


Psychology Department Chair

David Greene, Ph.D.
M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., Colorado State University
(913) 758-6105

Dr. Greene spent over 15 years serving with a variety of public and private counseling agencies, most recently as director of adult out-patient and emergency services for Larimer County, Colo. He became a full-time faculty member at the University of Saint Mary in 1994. He is particularly interested in counseling psychology and social psychology, and has conducted research in the area of chronic illnesses, especially diabetes.

Nancy King, Ph.D., Professor
M.S.; Ph.D. University of Kansas
(913) 758-6103

Dr. King received her B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology of Sport from the University of Kansas. She is a former K-12 physical education teacher and coach. She came to Saint Mary in 1991 as a counselor and drug education coordinator in Student Life. She became a member of USM’s psychology faculty in 1994. Since then, she received the Sullivan Award for Teaching Excellence in 1996, and was inducted into the USM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. She has also coached USM basketball, softball, and volleyball.  

David Strohm, Ph.D.David Strohm, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
M.A., Chapman University; Ph.D., Kansas State University
(913) 319-3012

Dr. Strohm has worked as a mental health counselor and a high school counselor in Kansas and Nebraska. He taught in the graduate counseling programs at Emporia State University and directed the Counselor Education Clinic that provided mental health services to the region. He joined the faculty at the University of Saint Mary in 2009. His research interests encompass career counseling and development in adolescents and mid-life career changers, with emphasis on career decision making.