Dr. Branis Knezevic

  • Assistant Professor of Professional School Counseling

B.Ed., Brock University
M.S.E., Wayne State College
Ph.D., University of South Dakota

Dr. Knezevic is a Counselor Educator and professional school counselor with 20 years of experience in K-12 schools. As a former teacher, she strongly advocates for the social/emotional development of all children and the school counseling profession. Furthermore, she is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with private practice experience helping individuals from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. She worked with clients with severe mental health problems, alcohol, and substance abuse. She has a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of South Dakota. She taught previously at Wayne State College and Chadron State College. She has extensive experience supervising practicum and internship students in schools, clinical practice, and university campuses. Her contributions include enhancing inclusion, diversity, and global understanding while highlighting the ever-increasing challenges of the mental health and wellness of college students.

Dr. Knezevic has presented extensively at state and national conferences. She actively provided leadership for local professional organizations and held leadership positions at the college level. Her research interests include the school counselor’s role, the shortage of counselors in rural areas, and multicultural counseling.