University at Buffalo

Raechele L. Pope

Raechele L. Pope

Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Associate Professor 10 Months

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 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, and practices to create and maintain such campus environments. Specifically I have developed a program of research that 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 relevance of student development theories for students of color, and (c) the nature of traditional planned change strategies used in student affairs.

Education and Training:
  • EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Awards and Honors:
  • Contribution to Knowledge; This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession's body of knowledge through publications, films, speeches, instructions, tapes, and other forms of communication.; American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International; 2017-03-27;
  • Senior Scholar; ACPA Senior Scholars represent the best of engaged scholarship relevant to student affairs work in higher education. Nominees are senior members of the profession (e.g., generally full professors or senior student affairs officers) who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to ACPA’s mission of generating and disseminating knowledge and who have the commitment to further advance research and theory.; ACPA – College Student Educators International (formerly American College Personnel Association); 2015-03-05;
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2014). Effective Multicultural Change on Campus. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Book Chapter:
  • Pope, R. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2017). Multicultural Change and Competence. In J. Schuh, S. Jones, and V. Torres (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (6th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. (2017). Multidimensional Identity Model (MIM) revisited: Implications for Student Affairs (pp. 15 – 24). In C. Wijeyesinghe (Ed.), Enacting intersectionality in student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • Reynolds, A. L., & Pope, R. L. (2018, May). Developing multicultural competence for inclusion and social justice. Symposium at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), New Orleans, LA.;
    • Reynolds, A. L., Jones, S. R., & Pope, R. L. (2018, May). The promises and complexities of integrating intersectionality into pedagogy, classroom teaching, and our responses to classroom dynamics Symposium at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), New Orleans, LA.;
    • Jones, S. R., Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Wijeyesinghe, C. L. (2017, March). Four scholars dialogue about our evolution in thinking about identity. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Columbus, OH.;
    • Flash, L. J., Mueller, J. A., Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2016, March). Initiating and sustaining multicultural change: Lessons and strategies. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Montreal, Quebec.;
    • Komives, S., Roberts, D., Wall, V., Pope, R. L., & Kuhn, A. (2016, March). Social Change Model Past, Present, and Future: Reconstructing its Value as a Tool for Leadership Development. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Montreal, Quebec.;
    Invited Lectures:
    • Pope, R. L. (2017, June). Knowing, being, doing: Building a diverse and inclusive community at UB. Keynote at the UB Professional Staff Senate Conference on Inclusion and Diversity.;
    • Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2017, June). Understanding and combatting racism. Invited lecture and workshop at Sisters of St. Francis Annual Meeting, Stella Niagara, NY.;
    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-
    News:

      Contact Information

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