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About Donald Pope Davis

A longtime psychologist with experience at three major universities across the United States, Donald “Don” Pope-Davis most recently served as a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a faculty member in the school’s Department of Psychology. Donald Pope-Davis spent the early years of his teaching career as an assistant and associate professor at the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland respectively.

Aside from his work as a professor, Donald Pope-Davis spent several years as the director of the Multicultural Research Institute (MRI) at Notre Dame. In this capacity, he oversaw all activities at the MRI and helped create new educational opportunities in psychology and multicultural education. He also set out to develop training and pedagogical opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. During his time with the MRI, Don Pope-Davis secured funding for a diverse array of workshops, yearly symposia, multicultural education courses, and pre- and postdoctoral research activities.

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University of Notre Dame, University of

Faculty & Administrator

University of Notre Dame


Aug 1981Jul 1989


Stanford University
Jan 1976Jan 1978


Indiana University