Counseling and Rehabilitation EducationFaculty

Southern Illinois University




Jane Nichols

Associate Professor (Ph.D., C.R.C.)

Dr. Jane Nichols

Office: Rehn 329A
Phone: 618-453-8291

Specializations: Sequlae of traumatic brain injury, including challenges in communication, decision making, and addictive behaviors. Dr. Jane Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration Program. She received her M.S. from Portland State full profile >>

Debra Pender

Associate Professor

Debra Pender

Office: Wham 223
Phone: 618-453-2311

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2006 Dr. Pender is a native of southern Illinois and thrilled to be back to a region that she values greatly. She has a 30+ year history of working in the clinical mental health field, working with all ages, and levels of care, with a clinical focus full profile >>

Thomas Upton

Professor (Ph.D., CRC)

Tom Upton

Office: Rehn 322A
Phone: 618-453-8287

Specializations: Brain Injury, Rehabilitation Counselor Education and Disability Attitudes. Dr. Thomas D. Upton is a Professor in the Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program at the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He earned his Ph.D. in full profile >>