CCP Instructors

Jeffrey Graham, M.A. - CCP Program Coordinator

I have served as the Program Coordinator since Fall 2016; beginning in Fall 2020, I will also serve as the Assistant Director of Outreach & Prevention. I have spent over 10 years in higher edcuation, including in college admissions, academic advising, and teaching. I have also worked part-time as substance abuse counselor in a hospital-based addiction recovery program. I earned my B.A. in History (Social Sciences) Education and Theatre Education from Illinois State University and my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Being program coordinator has afforded me the opportunity to combine my passions for education and mental health.

I have taught undergraduate students since 2012. As an instructor, I aim to be collaborative and experiential, drawing from critical pedagogy techniques when appropriate, giving students the space to consider their roles in their education and social environments. From a counseling standpoint, I tend favor cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and mindfulness techniques. I look forward to working with the CCP program and integrating my professional experience into my responsibilities. 



Elise Lanker, MSW - CCP Program Co-Instructor