Meet the Faculty and Staff
Kelsey Backels, Ph.D. Counseling Psychologist/Professor; Department Chairperson/Director
Dr. Kelsey Backels is a licensed psychologist who joined the MU faculty in 1991. Dr. Backels received her B.S. in Psychology from Madison College (James Madison University) in 1976, her M.Ed. in Counseling Education from James Madison University in 1978 and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University in 1991. Her special areas of interest include eating disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues and depression.
John R. Baltzer, B.A., C.A.C. Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor/Instructor
John R Baltzer is a certified addictions counselor who joined the MU Faculty in 2005. Mr Baltzer received his B.A. from Mansfield State College in 1975 and his C.A.C. in 1997. He is skilled with chemical dependency and recovery issues and dual diagnosis issues. If you have any questions about substance abuse please feel free to contact him at John.Baltzer@millersville.edu.
Lisa A. House, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist/Associate Professor
Dr. Lisa A. House joined the MU faculty in the fall of 2008. Dr. House received her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University in 2002, her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 2008. Her special areas of interest include anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and multicultural issues.
Joseph F. Lynch, Ph.D. Counseling Psychologist/Professor
Dr. Joseph F. Lynch is a licensed psychologist who joined the MU faculty in 1992. Dr. Lynch received his B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University in 1983, his M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Radford University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia in 1989. His special areas of interest include stress management, relationship issues, depression and self-esteem.
Daniel F. O'Neill, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist/Professor
Dr. Daniel O'Neill is a licensed psychologist who joined the MU faculty in the spring of 2000. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College in 1978, and his Psy.D. from Hahnemann University in 1986. He is also a Certified School Psychologist. His special areas of interest include depression, adult development, family relationships and anxiety disorders.
Kendra J. Saunders, Ph.D. Counseling Psychologist/Professor
Dr. Kendra J. Saunders is a licensed psychologist who joined the MU faculty in the fall of 2002. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1996, her M.A. in Counseling Psychology (1999) and Ph.D. in Psychology from Texas Tech University in August, 2002. Her special areas of interest and skills include, but are not limited to, women's issues, eating disorders and body image, interpersonal relationship issues, and working with the gay, lesbian and transgender population.
Carolyn R. Whitt, M.S. Licensed Psychologist
Carolyn R. Whitt, M.S., licensed psychologist, received her B.A. and M.S. at Millersville University, 1978 and 1985. She has worked in private practice in Lancaster, PA since 1989. She holds a M.S. in herbal medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2006. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by the somatic training she received from Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and certifications received from Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. Her special areas of interest include PTSD, self-esteem, depression, anxiety disorders and relationship issues. She facilitates co-dependency, wellness, and stress management groups and cultural diversity workshops.
Andrea Baker, B.S. Secretary
Mrs. Andrea Baker is the Center's secretaryand provides clerical support for the faculty. Andrea is an alumna from Millersville University with a marketing degree. She joined the Millersville University Staff in 2007 and served in administrative roles in Admissions, Student Affairs, and now Counseling. She has a passion for serving students and is also an advisor for University Christian Fellowship, which is one of the student organizations on campus.
Jennifer Romano, M.S. Doctoral Intern
Jennifer Romano is currently in her second year at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Psychology. She graduated with her Master's of Science from Loyola University Maryland in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McDaniel College in 2012. Her areas of interests include applications of brain-behavior relationships, cognitive rehabilitation, and health psychology.
Chelsea Neal, B.S. Graduate Assistant
Chelsea Neal is currently in her first year of Millersville University's Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology Program. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in Counseling Psychology. Her areas of interests include racial identity development, attachment, and developmental psychology.