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August 14, 2018

Saint Martin's announces the new faculty members for the College of Education and Counseling.

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University's College of Education and Counseling (CEC) will add Jackie Clark, Ph.D., Ronald Gordon, Ed.D., Theresa Hickey, Ph.D., and K. Alexandra Onno, Ph.D., to its faculty this fall.

“We are truly excited to have Jackie, Ronnie, Terry, and Alex join us,” said Fumie Hashimoto, Ph.D., interim dean and professor of education. “They will bring valuable experience and years of knowledge to their positions and will help the College of Education and Counseling programs be stronger. They are so very enthused and passionate about their teaching and learning.”

Jackie Clark joins as an assistant professor of education. Clark has a Ph.D. in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia. She returns to the Pacific Northwest from Athens, Georgia, where she served as a doctoral assistant for the college student affairs administration master’s program.

Ronald (Ronnie) Gordon joins as an assistant professor of education. Gordon has an Ed.D. in educational leadership with a focus in higher education from Concordia University-Portland. In his most recent position at Tacoma Community College, he was a Pathways to Success professor, a program designed for young adults ages 16-24 to pursue their educational and employment goals.

Theresa (Terry) Hickey joins as an assistant professor of education. Hickey has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University. She joins Saint Martin’s from Seattle Pacific University where she taught in the master’s in teaching math and science and alternative routes to certification programs within the school of education.

K. Alexandra (Alex) Onno, joins as associate professor and chair of the Master of Arts in Counseling program. Onno has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in depth psychology, from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, and is also a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington. She joins the MAC program after more than a decade of leadership roles in the Saybrook University master’s in psychology counseling specialization program in Bellevue.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

For additional information:

Fumie Hashimoto, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Education and Counseling
Professor of Education

Kevin Hyde
Media Relations Manager