University at Buffalo

Raechele L. Pope

Raechele L. Pope

Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Associate Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY
DEAN'S OFFICE


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Administration/Management; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Leadership; Organizational Change; Politics of Education

Contact Information
482 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1098
rlpope@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

My scholarship interests, research, and publications generally focus on a social and organizational analysis of equity, access, inclusion, and engagement. I examine the components of a multicultural environments and the necessary, concrete strategies, competencies, evaluation, and practices to create and maintain such campus environments. Specifically, my scholarship focuses on understanding and re-examining the core assumptions, theories, and organizational structures and practices of student affairs. My scholarship has challenged (a) the assumptions of how the field defines professional competence and efficacious practice, (b) the nature of traditional planned change strategies used in student affairs, and (c) the relevance of student development theories for students of color.

Education and Training:
  • EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Awards and Honors:
  • 2020 Research and Scholarship Sawubona Award; ACPA, Pan African Network; 2020-03-04;
  • Senior Scholar Diplomate; ACPA - College Students Educators International; 2020-03-03;
  • 2019 Dean's Apple Award; GSE; 2019-01-01;
  • STAR Faculty Award for Advising; GSE; 2019-01-01;
  • Contribution to Knowledge; American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International; 2017-03-27;
Recent Publications:
Book:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., Mueller, J. A. (2019). Multicultural competence in student affairs: Advancing social justice and inclusion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Journal Special Issue:
  • Duran, A., Pope, R. L., & Jones, S. R. (2019). The necessity of intersectionality as a framework to explore queer and trans student retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, & Practice. First published online at: DOI: 10.1177/1521025119895510
Journal Article:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A., & Mueller, J. A. (2019). A change is gonna come: Embracing paradigm shifts to dismantle oppressive structures. Journal of College Student Development, 60, 659-673.
Book Chapter:
  • Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. (2017). Multidimensional Identity Model revisited: Implications for Student Affairs. In C. Wijeyesinghe (Ed.), Enacting intersectionality in student affairs (pp. 15 – 24). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Other:
  • Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2019, October 2). Multicultural competence in student affairs: Advancing social justice and inclusion. [Webinar]. In Higher Education Student Affairs Live.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Mueller, J. A., & Pope, R. L. (2020). Cultural diplomats as multicultural change agents [Conference session]. Transatlantic Dialogue, Luxembourg. (Conference canceled);
  • Jones, S. R., Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Wijeyesinghe, C. L. (2019, March). Integrating intersectionality into teaching and training: Tensions, challenges, and opportunities. Symposium at the annual meeting of ACPA – College Student Educators International, Boston, MA.;
  • Mueller, J. A., Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2019, March). Multicultural competence: Advancing social justice and inclusion. Symposium at the annual meeting of ACPA- College Student Educators International, Boston, MA.;
  • Reynolds, A. L., & Pope, R. L. (2019, May). Multicultural change on campus: Advancing multicultural competence and social justice. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Portland, OR.;
  • Watt, S. K., Catalano, C., Fan, M.C.K, Perez, M-V., & Pope, R. L. (2019, March). Considering the future of student affairs through intergenerational dialogue. Presidential Panel (1) at the annual meeting of ACPA- College Student Educators International, Boston, MA.;
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Board, SUNY Press
    06/28/2018-06/30/2021
  • Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice
    09/02/2014-
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
    08/01/2014-
Professional Service:
  • ACPA Senior Scholar Executive Board
    08/29/2016-
  • ACPA Senior Scholars
    03/05/2015-

Contact Information

482 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1098
rlpope@buffalo.edu