University of Southern Indiana

Meet the Counseling Center Staff

CbunchCarmela Bunch, M.S.
(Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993)

Outreach Specialist: Carmela is a recent addition to the Counseling Center, joining in January of 2015. She received her B.S. in psychology and her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Carmela spent the first 5 years of her post- graduate work in the community mental health sector working with adults diagnosed with serious and chronic mental illness. She has also worked with adolescents and teens addressing mental illness and other behavioral problems in residential treatment. She has extensive experience working with all age populations diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Her most recent career focus was working in public education in the area of school counseling, and she holds a certification in dropout prevention. Her role in the Counseling Center is to provide outreach to under-represented groups with a particular focus on racial and ethnic minorities.

Cunningham Stephanie

Stephanie J. Cunningham, Ph.D., HSPP
(The University of Akron, 2012)

Senior Staff Psychologist - Outreach & Training Coordinator: Stephanie joined the staff of the Counseling Center at USI in January 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron. Her role includes developing and coordinating the Center’s outreach programming as well as providing personal counseling.  Her areas of clinical specialization include gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, multicultural issues, and women’s empowerment. Stephanie is a member of the American Psychological Association’s divisions for Counseling Psychology, the Psychology of Women, and the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, as well as the Indiana Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Psychology.  She currently serves as the southern regional representative for the Indiana College Counseling Association.  In 2014, Stephanie was recognized as one of USI's "Phenomenal Women," an award that celebrates women who have made contributions to diversity in the USI and Evansville communities.


B. Thomas Longwell, Psy.D., HSPP

B. Thomas Longwell, Psy.D., HSPP
(Pacific University, 2004)

Director: Dr. Longwell completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University where he received the “Outstanding Practitioner-Scholar Award,” his program’s top honor. Dr. Longwell also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Longwell has extensive experience working with students, faculty, and staff, and he maintains a professional interest in anxiety and depressive disorders, empirically-supported interventions, ethics, and student mental health and wellness. Dr. Longwell is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the USI Counseling Center and serves on multiple university-wide committees including the CARE team. Dr. Longwell is a member of the Indiana Psychological Association where he serves on the continuing education committe and was the inaugural editor for their monthly electronic newsletter.


JawilsonJean A. Wilson, M.S.W., LCSW
(University of Southern Indiana, 1997)

Part-time Counselor: 
Jean began her formal education at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.  After transferring to USI, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. Jean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her role at the Counseling Center is to provide individual and relationship counseling. She works with students dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and academic issues. She utilizes solution-focused interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapies to promote overall wellness. She has experience as a school and medical-based social worker and has also worked in the area of adoptions, court-ordered drug education, and in-home family practice. She takes her passions home with her and has served as a foster parent for teens. Jean taught as adjunct professor at USI for 17 years and she maintains a private practice in the Evansville area. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


The Counseling Center is a SAFE ZONE for individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, physical appearances/sizes, and gender identities.

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