ZAC E IMEL portrait
  • Director of Clinical Training, Educational Psychology
  • Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
  • Professor, Educational Psychology


  • BA, Psychology and Religious Studies, Westminster College, Fulton, MO
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Imel is an Assistant Professor with Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah and also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his Ph.D. in August 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program (APA-Accredited).  He completed his pre-doctoral intern at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle. From 2009-2011, he was a clinical research post-doctoral fellow with the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at VAPSHCS (APA-Accredited). As a faculty member, his primary interests involve research, teaching, and service related to the promotion and understanding of quality mental health treatment – with a specific focus on psychotherapy.