Don Pope-Davis, professor of psychology, is the vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs. In his position he is responsible for leading and managing the Provost’s Office’s involvement in the faculty recruitment and hiring process, tenure and promotions procedures, mentoring programs for faculty, and the creation and administration of programs to help prepare faculty leaders to carry out administrative tasks.
Pope-Davis also serves as chair of Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics and is the University’s NCAA faculty athletics representative. He is a member of the NCAA Committee on Athletic Certification and was chair of Notre Dame’s NCAA certification sub-committee for equity, gender and sportsmanship.
Pope-Davis is a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame. His studies are in the areas of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology, counseling and education. He is the co-author of three books and has published numerous articles in the field of psychology. He is also a research fellow of the American Psychological Association. Last year, based upon the national raking, Pope-Davis was rated the third leading scholar in his field.
Pope-Davis earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford and his bachelor’s degree in psychology and theology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.