College of Education - Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
Kara Ieva, Ph.D., CASE Interim-Executive Director
Office: Herman D. James Hall 3024
Phone Number: 856-256-4305
About Kara Ieva, Ph.D.
Dr. Kara Ieva is currently serving as the founding Interim-Executive Director for the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE). The work at CASE is focused in three areas (research, professional services, and policy engagement). Kara is also an Associate Professor in the Counseling in Educational Settings program at Rowan University. She received a B.A. in Spanish Secondary Education and M.Ed in Secondary Curriculum and Administration from Towson University, M.Ed in School Counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore, and her Ph.D in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. She is a former Spanish teacher and school counselor in both the middle and high school settings in Title I schools. Kara’s areas of research interest include counseling children and adolescent "at-risk" populations regarding college and career readiness, group counseling and leadership, and professional school counselor development. She currently teachers Introduction to Counseling in Educational Settings, Group Counseling, and Internship in Counseling in Educational Settings. Kara holds leadership positions for the Association of Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA), and the New Jersey Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision (NJACES). She is also on the editorial review board for Professional School Counselor Journal published by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). She has published over 10 refereed journal articles, 5 book chapters, and was the recipient of the Research Article of the Year Award (2011) by the American Counseling Association (ACA), the North Atlantic Region of Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Social Justice Award (2014), the NARACES Emerging Leader Award (2012), and the Rowan University Frances S. Johnson Teaching Award (2012). Further, she is the principal investigator and project director for the Rowan University Aim High Science and Technology Academies (grant funded; $998,259), that aids first generation and low-income college students access and preparation for post-secondary education in STEM.