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Mark Pope received his Doctor of Education in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of San Francisco. He also earned two academic degrees (A.B. in Political Science and Sociology and M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Pope holds certifications as a National Certified Counselor, Master Career Counselor, National Certified Career Counselor, Certified Career Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is also licensed in Missouri as a professional counselor and psychologist and in Illinois as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Pope was appointed to the highest and most prestigious academic rank in the UM System - Curators' Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Pope's primary area of interest and research is in multicultural career counseling, especially gay/lesbian, Native American, and Asian career development issues.  He has written on the history and development of professional counseling in general and career counseling in particular in the USA and other countries, violence in the schools, and Native American traditional healing.  He has published 16 books, over 45 chapters in books, 45 articles in professional journals, and over 135 presentations at international, national, regional, and state professional conferences. His expertise in teaching includes career counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, substance abuse counseling, the practice of counseling, and the history of counseling.

Dr. Pope has held significant national offices in several professional associations, including the American Counseling Association (2003-2004 President), National Career Development Association (1998-1999 President), and Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (2010-2011 President). Also, he has served as the Editor of The Career Development Quarterly, Senior Associate Editor for both the Journal of Counseling & Development and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Advisory Editor for the Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, Advisory Editor for the Malaysian Online Journal of Counseling, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling & Development, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling: Giornale Italiano di Ricerca e Applicazioni, Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, and The Family Journal. He served as a consultant to Apple Computers, AT&T, United States Internal Revenue Service, United States Healthcare Financing Administration, Telekom Malaysia, and several other corporations and government agencies. He also lectured throughout Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China and was the Founding Editor of an international career development newsletter, Global Career Resources.

He is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17), Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44), and Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45) and is a Life Member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota (national counseling honorary). Dr. Pope has also received a number of pretigious awards, such as the Eminent Career Award, the highest award in the field of career counseling and development.

Dr. Pope is an Elder of the Saint Francis River Band of Cherokees. He also served as the Director of Psychological Services for the American Indian AIDS Institute and the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco.

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Education
Mark Pope, Ed.D. received his A.B. (Political Science and Sociology) and M.Ed. (Counseling and Personnel Services) from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Ed.D. (Counseling and Educational Psychology) from the University of San Francisco.  Dr. Pope is a National Certified Counselor, Master Career Counselor, National Certified Career Counselor, Certified Career Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  He is also licensed as a professional counselor and psychologist in Missouri and as a clinical psychologist in Illinois. 

Professional Service
Dr. Pope has held office in and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the 2003-2004 President of the American Counseling Association, 1998-1999 President of the National Career Development Association, and 2010-2011 President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues.  Also, he was the Editor of The Career Development Quarterly, Senior Associate Editor for both the Journal of Counseling & Development and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Advisory Editor for the new Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, Advisory Editor of the Malaysian Online Journal of Counseling, and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling & Development, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling: Giornale Italiano di Ricerca e Applicazioni, Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, The Family Journal, and the California Association for Counseling and Development Journal. He served as a consultant to Apple Computers, Pacific Bell, the United States Internal Revenue Service, the United States Healthcare Financing Administration, Telekom Malaysia, and several other corporations and government agencies.  He also lectured throughout Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China and was the Founding Editor of an international career development newsletter, Global Career Resources.  

Dr. Pope is an Elder of the Saint Francis River Band of Cherokees and a Senior Trial Court Judge in the Southeastern Cherokee Tribal Court.    He also served as the Director of Psychological Services for the American Indian AIDS Institute and the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco.

Awards
He has received such pretigious awards as the Eminent Career Award, the highest award in the field of career counseling and development; the LGBT Educator of the Year Award from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, an organizational affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and lifetime achievement awards in career counseling and development from both California and Missouri.  Dr. Pope has also been a recipient of the Human Rights Award from the California Association for Counseling and Development in 1996, the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the American Counseling Association of Missouri in 2000, the Robert Swan Lifetime Achievement Award in Career Development in 2001, the National Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the American Counseling Association in 2001, the Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling Service Award in 2003, the Cesar Chavez Servicio a Otros (Service to Others) Award from the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in 2004, a Lakota Peace Medal from the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling in 2004, and the 'Ohana Award from Counselors for Social Justice in 2004. Dr. Pope was appointed to the highest and most prestigious academic rank in the UM System - Curators' Distinguished Professor.

He has also been elected as a Fellow of the American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17), Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44), and Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45) and is a Life Member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota.

In 2004, he was selected for the OUT100 by OUT magazine as one of the top 100 gay men, lesbians, and straight allies who contributed most to gay and lesbian culture in the United States.  He received this recognition for being the first openly gay man to be elected President of a major mental health professional association -- the American Counseling Association.

Research and Teaching
Dr. Pope's primary area of interest and research is in multicultural career counseling, especially gay/lesbian, Native American, and Asian career development issues.  He also has much interest in the use of psychological assessment inventories across cultures as well as the development and validation of such inventories.  Dr. Pope has written on the history and development of professional counseling in the USA and other countries, violence in the schools, and Native American traditional healing.  He has published 16 books, 45 chapters in books, 45 articles in professional journals, and over 135 presentations at international, national, regional, and state professional conferences.

Dr. Pope has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at numerous professional conferences including the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services in Australia; the International Vocational Technical Conference, Tianjin, China; the Turkey Congress of Counselors in Istanbul, Turkey; the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA; the 8th Global Conference of the National Career Development Association in Portland, Oregon, USA; the Association for Specialists in Group Work National Conference in New York City; the Council for the Career Development of Minorities annual conference in Dallas, Texas; the Midwest Regional Conference of the American Counseling Association in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; the Illinois Counseling Association annual convention; the St. Louis Regional Schools-to-Careers Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; the Alabama Counseling Association annual convention; to name but a few.

Dr. Pope's expertise in teaching includes career counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, substance abuse counseling, the practice of counseling, and the history of counseling.

Representative Publications

  •  Books

  • Niles, S., Goodman, J., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2014). The career counseling casebook: A resource for students, practitioners, and counselor educators (2nd ed.). Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. (488 pp.)

  • Pope, M., Flores, L. Y., & Rottinghaus, P. J. (Eds.) (2014). The role of values in careers. Greensboro, NC: Information Age Publishing. (296 pp.)

  • Dworkin, S. H., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2012). Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.  (375 pp.)

  • Pope, M., Pangelinan, J. S., & Coker, A. D. (Eds.). (2011). Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (342 pp.)

  • Singaravelu, H., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook for counseling international students in the United States. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.  (329 pp.)

  • Pope, M. (2006). Professional counseling 101: Building a strong professional identity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (78 pp.)

  • Chapters in Books

  • Pope, M. (2017). Two-spirited people. In K. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender: Volume 4 (pp. 1742-1746). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Pope, M., & Hutchison, B. (2017). History of career services providers credentialing in the USA. In H.J. Yoon, B. Hutchison, M. Maze, C. Pritchard, & A. Reiss (Eds.), International practices of career services, credentials, and training (pp. 1-19). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.

  • Pope, M. (2015). Career counseling with underserved populations: The role of cultural diversity, social justice, and advocacy. In K. Maree & A. DiFabio (Eds.), Exploring new horizons in career counseling: Turning challenges into opportunities (pp. 297-312). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Pope, M. (2015). Career intervention: From the industrial to the digital age. In P. Hartung, M. L. Savickas, & W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA handbook of career intervention. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Pedersen, P.B., & Pope, M. (2014). Inclusive cultural empathy for successful global leadership. In P. B. Pedersen, J. G. Draguns, W. J. Lonner, & J. E. Trimble (Eds.), Counseling across cultures (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Pope, M., Bunch, L. K., & Rankins, M. (2014). Counseling sexual minority students in the schools. In B. T. Erford (Ed.), Professional school counseling: A handbook of theories, programs & practices (3rd ed.) (pp. 699-718). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

  • Pope, M. (2013). Social justice. In M.L. Savickas (Ed.), Ten ideas that changed career development (p. 9). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.

  • Pope, M. (2012). Native American and gay: Two spirits in one human being. In S. H. Dworkin & M. Pope (Eds.), Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families (pp. 163-172). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Pope, M., & Pangelinan, J. S. (2010). Using the ACA Advocacy Competencies in career counseling. In M. J. Ratts, R. L. Toporek, & J. A. Lewis. (Eds.), ACA Advocacy Competencies: A social justice framework for counselors (pp. 209-224). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Turner, S.L., & Pope, M. (2009). Counseling with North America’s indigenous peoples. In C. M. Ellis & J. Carlson (Eds.), Cross cultural awareness and social justice in counseling (pp. 185-209). New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis Group.

  • Wierzalis, E. A., Barret, B., Pope, M., & Rankins, M. (2006). Gay men and aging: Sex and intimacy. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, & S. David (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives (pp. 91-109). New York: Columbia University Press.

  • Pope, M., & Russell, M. (2001). A practitioner's view of career development policy in the United States. In B. Hiebert & L. Bezanson (Eds.), Career development and public policy around the world (pp. 1-13). Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Career Development Foundation.

  • Pope, M., & Chung, Y. B. (2000). From bakla to tongzhi: Counseling and psychotherapy issues for gay and lesbian Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. In D. S. Sandhu (Ed.), Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: Issues and concerns for counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 283-800). Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers

  • Journal Articles
  • Hwang, M.-H., Lee, D.-H., Lim, H.-J., Seon, H.-Y., Hutchison, B., & Pope, M. (2014). Academic underachievement and recovery: Exploring student perspectives on effective interventions. The Career Development Quarterly, 62, 81-94.
  • Pope, M., Briddick, W.C., & Wilson, F. (2013). The historical importance of social justice in the founding of the National Career Development Association. The Career Development Quarterly, 61, 368-373.
  • Nakamura, N., & Pope, M. (Eds.). (2013). Borders and margins: Giving voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrant experiences [Special issue]. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7(2), 121-193.
  • Oba, Y., & Pope, M. (2013). Counseling and advocacy with LGBT international students. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7, 185-193.
  • Choi, S., Hutchison, B.R., & Pope, M. (2012). A longitudinal study of the developmental trajectories of parental attachment and career maturity for South Korean adolescents. The Career Development Quarterly, 60, 163-177.
  • Pope, M. (2012). Embracing and harnessing diversity in the US workforce: What have we learned. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 12, 17-30.
  • Pope, M. (2011). The career counseling with underserved populations model. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48, 153-156.
  • Savickas, M. L., Pope, M., & Niles, S. G. (2011). The Career Development Quarterly: A centennial retrospective. Career Development Quarterly, 59, 528-538.
  • Pope, M. (2009). Jesse Buttrick Davis (1871-1955): Pioneer of vocational guidance in the schools. Career Development Quarterly, 57, 248-258.
  • Turner, S., & Pope, M. (2009). North America’s native peoples: A social justice and trauma counseling approach. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 37, 194-205.
  • Pope, M. (2009). A review of the O*NET Interest Profiler and Computerized O*NET Interest Profiler. In E. W. Whitfield, R. W. Feller, & C. Wood (Eds.), A counselors' guide to career assessment instruments (5th ed.) (pp. 274-285). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Pope, M. (2008). Reclaiming our history: The NCDA journal editors (1911-2011). Career Development Quarterly, 56, 291-293.
  • Richmond, L.J., & Pope, M. (2008). A tribute to David Valentine Tiedeman (1919-2004) : An introduction to the special section. Career Development Quarterly, 56, 195-202.
  • Richmond, L.J., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2008). Special section: A tribute to David Valentine Tiedeman (1919-2004). Career Development Quarterly, 56, 195-288.
  • Pope, M. (2007). Introduction to a new section: Global vision. Career Development Quarterly, 56, 2-3.
  • Pope, M., Wierzalis, E.A., Barret, B., & Rankins, M. (2007). Sexual and intimacy issues for aging gay men. ADULTSPAN Journal, 6, 68-82. (Recipient of the Association for Adult Development and Aging Award for Best Journal Article (2007-2008).)
  • Pope, M. (2004). Professional counseling and Dr. Glasser: A relationship based on reality and choice. The Family Journal, 12, 345-349.
  • Pope, M. (2004). Counseling psychology and professional school counseling: Barriers to a true collaboration. The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 253-262.
  • Pope, M. (2003). Career counseling in the 21st century: Beyond cultural encapsulation. The Career Development Quarterly, 51, 54-60.
  • McLean, R., Marini, I., & Pope, M. (2003). Racial identity and relationship satisfaction in African American gay men. The Family Journal, 11, 13-22.
  • Leong, F.T.L., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2002). Challenges for career counseling in Asia (Special section). The Career Development Quarterly, 50.
  • Pope, M., Musa, M., Singaravelu, H., Bringaze, T., & Russell, M. (2002). From colonialism to ultranationalism: History and development of career counseling in Malaysia. The Career Development Quarterly, 50, 264-276.
  • Zhang, W.-Y., Hu, X.-L, & Pope, M. (2002). The evolution of career guidance and counseling in the People's Republic of China. The Career Development Quarterly, 50, 226-236.
  • Pope, M., & Englar-Carlson, M. (2001). Fathers and sons: The relationship between violence and masculinity. The Family Journal, 9, 367-374.
  • Pope, M. (2000). A brief history of career counseling in the United States. The Career Development Quarterly, 48, 194-211.
  • Pope, M., Cheng, W.D., & Leong, F.T.L. (1998). The case of Chou: The inextricability of career to personal and social issues. Journal of Career Development, 25, 53-64.
  • Hartung, P. J., Vandiver, B. J., Leong, F. T. L., Pope, M., Niles, S.G., & Farrow, B. (1998). Appraising cultural identity in Career-Development Assessment and Counseling. The Career Development Quarterly, 46, 276-293.
  • Pope, M. (1997). Sexual issues for elderly lesbians and gays. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 12, 53-60.
  • Pope, M. (1995). The "salad bowl" is big enough for us all: An argument for the inclusion of lesbians and gays in any definition of multiculturalism. Journal of Counseling & Development, 73, 301-304.
  • Pope, M. (Ed.). (1995). Gay and lesbian career development (Special section). The Career Development Quarterly, 44, 146-203.