Timothy K. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
Director
Licensed Psychologist
   

  Tim Baumgartner   

Dr. Timothy Baumgartner is a licensed psychologist who has been providing counseling services for over 30 years. He joined the Rice Counseling Center in 2005. He has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Deer Park Hospital. Dr. Baumgartner holds a Certificate of Proficiency in the treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders awarded by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization College of Professional Psychology and he is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. For many years prior to Rice, Dr. Baumgartner worked in his private practice here in the Houston area. He has also provided inpatient services and directed clinical programs at Baywood Hospital and Raleigh Hills Hospital, and later served as a clinical administrator for Comprehensive Psychiatric Programs of America developing and implementing programs in hospitals in Texas, Colorado, and Arkansas. He was an instructor at the University of Houston’s Center for Addiction Studies. Dr. Baumgartner is also a trained mediator and Challenge/Ropes Course facilitator. Dr. Baumgartner enjoys spending time with his family, getting away to the Hill Country, fly-fishing, guitar picking, and cooking - preferably all rolled in together.  

   
   
Elizabeth Conaway, LCSW, BCD
Associate Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
   

  Elizabeth Conaway   

Elizabeth Conaway joined Rice University in 2011. She is a Clinical Social Worker and the Rice Counseling Center’s Hospitalization Coordinator. Elizabeth is a graduate of Smith College with an MSW in Social Work. She completed her BA in Psychology at Southwestern University. Elizabeth completed her clinical social work internships at the Baylor College of Medicine and the VA Clinic in San Antonio. Prior to joining Rice, she worked at The Menninger Clinic, Homes of St. Mark, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Montrose Counseling Center. Elizabeth is a Board Certified Diplomat of Social Work and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Elizabeth has been involved in various research projects studying topics that include confronting sexism and treating suicide. She was a research therapist for the DSM V field trials. Elizabeth has been involved in fighting the stigma of mental illness by authoring posts for mental health and parenting blogs. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and volunteering.       

 

Deirdre Markum, Ph.D.  
Clinical Counselor 
Licensed Psychologist 
   Deidre Markum   

  Dr. Deirdre Markum has been with Rice University since 1994. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. In her academic career she has achieved the distinction of making the Dean’s List at the University of Rochester and being listed in Who’s Who Among American University and College Students. She is a member of the Houston Psychological Association and she has previously worked in private practice and as a consultant to school districts, law enforcement, community agencies and child protective services. She is an Associate at Will Rice College, and enjoys working with students to develop their self-awareness and emotional growth and wellbeing. She enjoys listening to jazz, dancing, and raising her family.  


Salimah Khan, Psy.D.  
Clinical Counselor 
Licensed Psychologist  

  Salimah Khan  
     
 Dr. Salimah Khan joined Rice University in 2000. She is a licensed psychologist and has a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She completed an internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in multicultural counseling at the University of Houston. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a concentration in education. Dr. Khan coordinates the practicum-training program and oversees outreach programs at the Rice Counseling Center. She serves on Rice University's Diversity and Inclusion Council. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Houston Psychological Association. Dr. Khan enjoys the simple things in life, such as going for walks, reading, and spending time with friends and family.     
 
 
Hannah Golub, LMSW
 Clinical Counselor
Licensed Master Social Worker            

Hannah B.  

Hannah Golub is from Portland, Oregon and joined the Rice Counseling Center in 2011. Hannah earned a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College. She completed her training at the Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Clinic and Texas Children's Hospital. She was a post-MSW fellow at the Menninger Clinic. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands in Philosophy and History and an MA from the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning, and Development. Hannah has had significant careers in public policy and administration, and later in private therapy. She has consulted on race-based conflict throughout the country, designed and implemented national policies, lobbied on Capitol Hill, and managed an $85 million Federal housing program. As a therapist, she has worked with families and individuals of all ages from young children to adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Prior to Rice, Hannah spent 3 years at Bo's Place, a community agency. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys being with her family, traveling, and health and fitness.       

 

  Kerry Park, LMSW
Care Coordinator
  Licensed Master Social Worker

  Kerry Park  

Kerry Park has been the Care Coordinator at the Rice Counseling Center since 2010. Kerry graduated with her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College in New York. Kerry completed her social work internships at Communities in Schools in Austin and at the Houston VA Medical Center. Prior to joining Rice, Kerry worked at Baylor College of Medicine’s Teen Clinic. In her role as Care Coordinator for the Rice Counseling Center, Kerry helps students to find longer term and specialized providers for counseling and psychiatric services. Kerry feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to assist Rice students in locating the type of mental health treatment they need. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.  

  

Elaine Frankel, LCSW 
Clinical Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker  
 
 
 
 

Elaine Frankel  

Elaine Frankel joined the Rice University Counseling staff in August 2012.  Elaine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work and holds an advanced Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  All of her education was completed in New York.  Prior to coming to Rice, Elaine worked as a Psychotherapist in a group practice in Houston.  She was also an adjunct faculty at Baylor College of Medicine where she taught a seminar to Social Work students and fellows in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.   Elaine also holds certificates in Life and Wellness Coaching as well as Rewriting Your Life Story. When not working, Elaine loves to spend time with her family and small dog. Cooking and tennis are favorite pastimes.