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  • Meet the Staff

    Dr. David Quagliana, Ph.D

    Director/Clinical Coordinator
    Part-time Faculty
    Licensed Psychologist
    Dr. David Quagliana is a Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. in clinical psychology) and serves as the Director and Clinical Coordinator for the Lee University Counseling Center (LUCC). His primary work on campus is provision of individual and group psychotherapy at LUCC. His special interests include integration of faith and psychology, eating disorders, sexual trauma, group psychotherapy, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He integrates a number of therapeutic orientations into psychotherapy including Rogerian, object relations, and existential approaches. Dr. Quagliana also maintains an active private practice in the community, providing psychotherapy and testing/assessment. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.

    Dr. Quagliana also teaches part-time in the Behavior and Social Sciences department at Lee University. He primarily provides courses for the graduate counseling programs, including Group Process and Practice, Theories and Techniques of Counseling, and Eating Disorders courses. He has also participated in undergraduate education including teaching Abnormal Psychology and leading cross-cultural trips to Europe and Kenya.

    Outside of work, Dr. Quagliana enjoys photography, scuba diving, playing the French horn, and finding new ethnic foods to try when dining out with his wife, Dr. Heather Quagliana (on Psychology faculty at Lee)

    Lena Barber, M.S. LPC - MHSP

    Staff Counselor
    Part-Time Faculty
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Ms. Barber has served the university in various capacities through her work in the President’s office and as a faculty assistant and part-time faculty member in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She has been a liaison to the graduate program in professional counseling and is also heavily involved with a variety of community outreach activities such as Habitat for Humanity.

    Ms. Barber received her Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from Lee University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, mental health service provider in the state of Tennessee and holds membership in several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ms. Barber works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy, drawing also from a Christian, humanistic perspective.

    Joshua Zello, M.S. LPC-MHSP

    Assistant Director/Group Therapy Coordinator/Staff Counselor

    Part-Time Faculty

    Licensed professional Counselor
    Joshua Zello received his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Lee University and his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies at Zion Bible College.

    Before coming to Lee in Summer of 2011, he accumulated two years of community mental health experience through his work at the AIM Center of Chattanooga. Joshua also received two years of experience working with recovery at Teen Challenge of Fredericksburg, VA.

    Joshua is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Counseling Association. In therapy, Joshua draws from cognitive, humanistic, interpersonal and psychodynamic approaches to counseling.

    Joshua also has interest in most outdoor adventure activities: hiking, camping, climbing, fishing, hunting, etc. He continues to attempt effectively merging these activities with therapy.



    Jonathan Dukes, M.S.