skip to main content columnskip to left navigationskip to horizontal navigation

Clemmer College

East Tennessee State University


Dr. Nyarambi

Congratulations to Dr. Arnold Nyarambi

Selected as a 2016 Maxine Smith Fellow

Arnold Nyarambi, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Nyarambi is a Coordinator of Residency, Preclinical and Advanced Practicum. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Classroom and Behavior Management and Advanced Strategies for Behavioral Interventions, Research and Practice in Positive Behavior Supports, among several other courses. His research interests include comparative special education, autism in developing nations and culturally responsive education, globalization and education among others. He has several grants, presentations and publications at local, state, national and international levels. Dr. Nyarambi has been awarded the following awards: the ETSU Clemmer College Diversity Leadership Award,  Best College Teaching Award by The National Society of Leadership and Success; Oxford University Research Fellowship Award, Oxford University, England; ETSU Patricia Robertson Faculty Diversity Leadership Award; ETSU Graduate Faculty Member Status; International Scholar Teaching Fellowship Award at Shenandoah University, VA; President’s Club Award at Tennessee Technological University; National Dean’s List;’ Collegiate All-American Scholar Award Winner by The United States Achievement Academy and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award by  The Chancellor’s List among others.


Human Services Online Program Ranked 12 in Nation

JOHNSON CITY – (Feb. 29, 2016) East Tennessee State University’s human services online degree program has been ranked 12th in the nation by (AC Online).

The program is housed within the Clemmer College and offers a B.S. degree available through a traditional format as well as exclusively online.  Graduates are prepared for jobs in a variety of settings, including mental health agencies, hospitals, youth centers, public service agencies and education as well as for further graduate professional study.

“Our graduates have done very well in terms of job placement and many have gone on to pursue a graduate degree in programs like counseling, speech-language pathology, social work and medicine,” said Dr. Janna Scarborough, chair/professor of ETSU’s Department of Counseling and Human Services.

According to AC Online, ranked schools were evaluated based on a number of metrics and criteria, including job placement for graduates and academic and counseling services.

For more information, call 423-439-7771 or visit

MA in Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services has received reaccreditation of two concentrations

East Tennessee State Universitys Masters of Arts  in Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services has received reaccreditation of two concentrations: College Counseling/Student Affairs and School Counseling and initial accreditation of two concentrations: Clinical Mental Health and Couples & Family Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

ETSU is the only university in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region with 4 CACREP accredited concentrations.

The Counseling Program, under the direction of faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Likis-Werle, operates the Community Counseling Clinic, offering free non-emergency counseling services to community members as well as ETSU students and staff. Individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, as well counseling for couples and families, is provided by our counselors-in-training under the supervision of faculty members.

For more information on accreditation, contact Dr. Janna Scarborough, Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services at 423-439-4191 or

To contact the Community Counseling Clinic for more information please call 423-439-7679 or email






icon for left menu icon for right menu