Meet Our World-Class Faculty

Comprised of world-class faculty and professors of practice, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The University of Oklahoma creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences. Instructors uniquely position students for the future of mental health and tackle the complex needs of a diverse world by teaching through a lens of social justice and multiculturalism.

Faculty Experts

Experts in their field, faculty members consist of licensed psychologists and therapists, published researchers, and international speakers.

Supportive Mentors

We take a mentorship approach in supporting your academic and professional goals to give you the personalized guidance and support needed to gain an edge in your career.

Scholars of Change

Our faculty continuously conducts research and studies that will positively impact the mental health field, creating equitable access, and tackling systematic issues.

Chris Hennington Headshot

Dr. Chris Hennington

Dr. Chris Hennington is the CACREP Program Coordinator for online CMHC program and advisor for on campus graduate students at OU. Dr. Hennington teaches counseling courses in the CMHC Counseling Program. His specialization is child and adolescent counseling, assessment, and research. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-Supervisor - Texas, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor. Prior to coming to the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Hennington was an Associate Professor at Lubbock Christian University for 12 years and worked in private practice for 14 years. Prior to his career in higher education, Dr. Hennington was a special education teacher and school counselor.

Dr. Corrinne Webster Headshot

Dr. Corrinne Webster

Dr. Corinne Webster earned her M.S. in Counseling & Development from Texas Woman’s University and her Ph. D. in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She has held full-time faculty positions in Counselor Education for the past six years and enjoys training graduate students for careers in mental health. Dr. Webster is credentialed as a licensed professional counselor, approved supervisor, certified school counselor, and registered play therapist. Her clinical experience includes work in school counseling, addiction counseling, inpatient psychiatric counseling for youth, and outpatient adult and family counseling. Her research interests include mindfulness-based interventions, PTSD, counselor education and supervision, and transpersonal psychology.  

Dr. Stella Michael-Makri Headshot_final

Dr. Stella Michael-Makri

Dr. Stella Michael-Makri received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce, her M.S. in Community Counseling and Human Development from Texas Woman's University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. She has served as a Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Clinical Coordinator at various institutions. Her professional and research interests include multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues, grief and bereavement, family and children counseling, distance learning andragogy, and technology in counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Dr. Makri has a passion for teaching and training future clinical mental health professionals.

Dr. Jonna Byars Headshot

Dr. Jonna Allen

Dr. Byars graduated from Texas Tech with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and has been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor for 20 yearsShe specializes in addiction, trauma and women's issues. Her writing includes a book is on graduate student stress, and book chapters and articles on the topics of women with addiction, and trauma informed counseling. Her research interests include substance abuse, trauma, ambiguous grief, and graduate student wellness. 

Apply to OU Online Today!

Start the journey of advancing in your desired career, with a professional master's degree, and apply today. To receive more information, or to request a call from an enrollment services coach, fill out the contact form. We would be happy to discuss your goals and guide you in your education decisions.