Current Activities of

Dr. Mark Pope

Dr. Pope is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling & Family Therapy in the College of Education at the University of Missouri - Saint Louis (USA).

He is a former President of the American Counseling Association (ACA), National Career Development Association (NCDA), and Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).  He was also the co-founder and former Chair of the Professional Counseling Fund (PCF) and former Editor of The Career Development Quarterly, the preeminent professional journal in career counseling and career development. He currently serves as the President of the Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association).

At the University of Missouri - Saint Louis, he has served on the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate and University Assembly, and and has served on the campus-wide Committee on Budget and Planning.

Dr. Pope is also an Elder of the Saint Francis River Band of Cherokees.

Publications in development and research plan:

Dr. Pope is currently working on several manuscripts including: 

The Career Counseling Casebook: A Resource for Students, Practitioners, and Counselor Educators (2nd ed.), with Dr. Spencer Niles and Dr. Jane Goodman, to be published by the National Career Development Association.

The Role of Values in Careers with Dr. Lisa Flores and Dr. Patrick Rottinghaus, to be published by Information Age Publishing.

Career Development and Religion with Dr. Andrew Carson, in development.

Pope, M. (in press). Embracing and harnessing diversity in the US workforce: What have we learned. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance.

Pope, M. (in development). History and philosophy of the counseling profession. In V. F. Sangganjanavanich & C. A. Reynolds (Eds.), Introduction to professional counseling. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Puertas, A., Cinamon, R.G., Neault, R., Pope, M., & Rossier, J. (in press). Career development for underserved populations. Career Development Quarterly.


Recent publications include:


Dworkin, S. H., & Pope, M. (Eds.). (2012). Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (pp. 368).

Lara, T. M., Pope, M., & Minor, C. W. (Eds.). (2012). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (Volume III). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association. (pp. 350)

Savickas, M. L., Pope, M., & Niles, S. G. (2011). The Career Development Quarterly: A centennial retrospective. Career Development Quarterly, 59, 528-538.

Pope, M. (2011). The career counseling with underserved populations model. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48, 153-155.

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

Pope, M. (2010). Career counseling with diverse adults. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed.) (pp. 731-744). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Pope, M., Bunch, L. K., & Rankins, M. (2010). Counseling sexual minority students in the schools. In B. T. Erford (Ed.), Professional school counseling: A handbook of theories, programs & practices (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: CAPS Press.

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.

Pedersen, P.B., & Pope, M. (2010). Inclusive cultural empathy for successful global leadership. American Psychologist, 65, 841-854.  doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.65.8.841

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. (2008). Reclaiming our history: The NCDA journal editors (1911-2011). Career Development Quarterly, 56, 291-293.

Pope, M. (2008). Culturally appropriate counseling considerations with lesbian and gay clients. In P. B. Pedersen, J. G. Draguns, W. J. Lonner, & J. E. Trimble (Eds.) (pp. 201-222), Counseling across cultures (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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

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


Manuscripts in development include:


Pope, M. (in development). History of counseling.

Pope, M., & Foote, M. J. (in development). A new model for organizational career development in the IRS.

Pope, M., Portman, T. A., & Garrett, M. T. (in development). The recovered high story of gender roles and sexual orientation among the Cherokees.

Pope, M., Goodman, J., & Schlossberg, N. (in development). Sexism and the Strong Interest Inventory: A turning point in the history of assessment.

Pope, M., & Ruehl, W. (in development). Chosen families: History and importance for sexual minorities.