Danae Miesbauer

For general inquiries, course advisement, or advising questions regarding the Adult and Higher Education programs offered by the CAHE department, please contact:

Danae Miesbauer
Academic Counselor


M.Ed., Iowa State University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Danae joined the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education department in January 2015 and is enthusiastic about helping graduate students achieve their educational and career goals.  She brings her strong knowledge and professional experience in the higher education field to the position. She has worked in a variety of institutions holding positions in admissions, career services, academic advising and athletics. 
Prior to coming to NIU, Danae was the Assistant Athletic Director for Eligibility at Chicago State University.  She coordinated all initial, continuing and transfer eligibility for CSU student-athletes.  Danae began her academic advising career at the University of Florida serving as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advisor.  While at UF, she worked with specific student populations that included exploratory, pre-law, pre-health, and first generation students.  As the college liaison for student-athletes, she was also responsible for advising student-athletes, academic eligibility certification, and readmissions of former student-athletes.  She was active on numerous campus committees including Student Conduct Committee, Common Reading Programming Committee and serving as an instructor for First Year Florida courses.  Building on her experiences at UF, she transitioned to a role as an Academic Counselor at the University of Tennessee’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center.  At UT, she was responsible for monitoring academic process of the student-athletes on the baseball and women’s soccer teams. She also served as the liaison with the Office of New Student Programs and coordinated orientation programming for incoming and transfer student-athletes.

Kimberly Hart

Counseling program students are advised by counseling faculty. If you do not remember you faculty advisor assignment contact:

Kimberly A. Hart 
Admissions Coordinator
Community Counseling Training Center and Field-Based Experiences Director
Phone:  815-753-9308
Office: Graham 416



Doctoral Candidate, Northern Illinois University

M.S.Ed. Counseling, Northern Illinois University

B.A. Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Kimberly A. Hart, M.S.Ed. in Counseling from Northern Illinois University, is the Director of the Community Counseling Training Center and Field-Based Experiences in the Counseling, Adult, & higher Education department at NIU, where she directs daily procedures and service provisions in the CCTC, teaches practicum and internship courses, provides academic advising to Master’s students, coordinates admissions processes for new applicants, and monitors student readiness for practicum and internship. She also provides supervision of department graduate assistants who support the admissions, CCTC, and counseling internship functions.  Kimberly Hart has an emerging program of research and scholarship that focuses on experiential learning and group facilitation,  intersectionality of cultural identities, inclusive practices professional organizations, compassionate and conscious social justice, and intersectionality of spirituality and sexuality for non-majority individuals. Kimberly’s scholarly work includes annual presentations at the local, regional, and national level.