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Mary Kopala Hunter College, City University of New York, USA

Mary Kopala is Professor Emerita at The Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education in 1980 also from Penn State.  During her teaching career which spanned nearly 25 years, she taught master’s students in rehabilitation and school counseling, and doctoral students in counseling and school psychology.  She has worked as a clinician in private practice and at Georgia State University counseling center.  Previous to receiving her Ph.D., she worked with college students at Temple University’s career counseling center, with college and high school students at Drexel University in Special Programs and Upward Bound, with international college students at Penn State, and as a counselor in Penn State’s freshmen orientation program. She coauthored and coedited professional articles, chapters, and books, and she presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences.  She also served in various administrative capacities, most recently as Executive Officer in Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center.  Since retiring, she has continued to contribute to the profession as a reviewer of articles, book proposals, and health psychology student papers.