Stephens College has announced that Dr. Dan Kissinger, Director of Counseling, has been named interim dean of the School of Health Sciences.

Kissinger replaces Dr. Julia Moffitt, who is departing in early July to pursue other professional opportunities.

Kissinger has served as the director of counseling and associate professor for the Stephens College Counseling program since 2020. He completed his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, M.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from Clemson University, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina.

Prior to joining Stephens College, he held tenured faculty positions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he also chaired the Counseling department. Dr. Kissinger is a licensed professional counselor and board approved supervisor in Missouri with experience working with adolescent and adult populations across public, private, and higher education sectors.

Dr. Moffitt joined the College in 2019 and exponentially grew the reach and scope of the Stephens College School of Health Sciences. Under her leadership the school launched its Bachelor of Science in Nursing in partnership with Boone Health, expanded and led the Master of Physicians Assistant Studies program to full continued accreditation status and launched its graduate program in health information management. She also increased hiring of health science faculty and developed the Spring Health Sciences Research Conference and Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

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