Dr. Jeremiah Donigian received his D.Ed. from the Pennsylvania State University and has been with SUNY Brockport's Counselor Education program since 1970. His primary teaching interests lie with group counseling and marriage and family therapy. He is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is a nationally certified counselor. He is the recipient of the Eminent Career Award and is a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work.
Donigian maintains a private practice in marriage and family, individual, and group therapy. He has conducted workshops and seminars in group and marriage and family therapy throughout the United States. He also has an interest in working as a consultant and trainer to schools and business organizations. Among his numerous publications is his most recent book, Systemic Group Therapy: A Triadic Model.
Dr. Joseph R. Kandor retired as Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in August 1999. He had been a member of the Department of Counselor Education since August 1970. In 2009, Dr. Kandor was honored by the American Counseling Association as an ACA Fellow. Fellows are ACA members of professional distinction who have been recognized for significant and unique contributions to the counseling field.
Prior to his arrival at the College, Dr. Kandor was a teacher and counselor in public schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. His bachelor's degree is from Slippery Rock University, and his master's degree is from the University of Pittsburgh. His doctorate was earned at SUNY Buffalo in Counselor Education.
In addition to serving as chair of the department for 28 years, he was very involved in governance on the campus and professional activities at the national, regional, state and local levels. He served as president of the Association for Assessment in Counseling (AAC) and the AAC representative to the American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council. Dr. Kandor served on the Board of Directors of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) from 1987 to 1994. For six of those years, he served as chair. He also served as president of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Academic and Professional Honor Society and member-at-large and treasurer of AAC. In addition, he served on numerous national, state and local professional committees.
His honors and awards include ACA Fellow, ACA Arthur A. Hitchcock Award for Distinguished Professional Service, SUNY Buffalo Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award, CSI Thomas T. Sweeney Professional Leadership Award, CSI Academy of Leaders, SUNY Brockport Outstanding Service to Students Award, Nu Chapter of CSI Outstanding Member Award, North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the Monroe County Counselors Association Outstanding Counselor Educator Award. The Nu Chapter of CSI Award of Excellence Scholarship was named for Dr. Kandor in 1999.
Dr. Kandor has authored or co-authored over 25 journal articles in national and state journals. He also served on the journal editorial board of the Career Development Quarterly and Counselor Education and Supervision. He served as a quest reviewer for Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
Dr. Jayne Vogan has been teaching Counseling Theory and Practice, Consulting and Supervision, Internship and Practicum for Counselors since 1971. She also maintains a small private therapy practice that includes individuals, couples and families. She consults in both the public and private sectors for managment and labor specializing in interpersonal relations and communications skills, stress management, assertiveness training, sexism and racism, and women's issues.
Additionally, she is much in demand as a public speaker. Topics include those listed above and expand to human sexuality, child development, parenting, and humor as applied to mental health. The following are some sample comments after a recent presentation.
"Excellent presenter. She should make video tapes and go on the road. Her material was excellent and the delivery was terrific."
"Outstanding! Entertaining as well as effective."
"Wonderful! Could her session be extended to a full day?"
"The best session of the week. She made me think in new ways."
"Truly inspirational! Jayne's message and delivery had high impact on me. She gave great suggestions on how to achieve balance in life -- and I'm planning to take her suggestions seriously. Too bad she's not based in Atlanta -- a regular meeting with Jayne must be good for the head, heart, and soul!"
"What an incredible breath of fresh air. She has gotten it -- she knows what is important in life. I would love to have her in my life."
Vogan has a bachelor's degree from Cornell in industrial and labor relations and a master's in counseling from the University of Virginia, in addition to her doctorate from the University of Rochester. She has been the president of the SUNY Brockport Faculty Senate and has chaired both her own department on an interim basis and the Department of Education and Human Development, and has been associate dean in the School of Professions at SUNY Brockport.
Dr. Muhyiddin Shakoor, known to his colleagues and students as Muhyi, was born in Cleveland, OH. He completed his PhD in Counselor Education from Kent State University of Ohio in 1973. As a psychotherapist and educator, he has taken group dynamics and family therapy as his specialization.
He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has more than 15 years experience in private practice with individuals, families and couples. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association for Specialists in Group Work and the Chi Sigma Iota International Academic and Professional Honor Society for Counseling. In 1995, he was recognized by the honor society for his outstanding contributions to counseling. He has presented lectures on counseling and other topics in the United States, Europe and several Middle Eastern cities.
Since 1989, his academic, humanitarian and research interests have been directed toward the psychological aspects of large-scale human crisis. He has spent extended time in Bosnia, having been involved with refugees and issues of war, genocide, holocaust, and cumulative stress in Bosnian cities since 1992. He was a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb in Croatia in 1994 and conducted seminars at Sarajevo University's Kosevo Hospital while the city remained under siege. In the last year he has spoken at schools, universities, churches, temples, mosques, military installations, community organizations and presented for newspaper editorials, magazine articles and radio and television concerning the tragic events of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Currently, Shakoor is an associate professor of counselor education at SUNY Brockport, where he has trained graduate students entering the counseling field for the past 18 years. He also serves as an associate director for World Life Institute, an international, not-for-profit, humanitarian and research organization of which he is a founding member.