Donald B. Pope-Davis, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has been promoted from assistant to associate vice president for graduate studies at the University, effective July 1.p. Pope-Davis will continue to be involved with the promotion and administration of graduate studies for the University. He also will be responsible for Notre Dame’s McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded initiative that promotes and prepares first generation and under-represented college students for doctoral studies.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Pope-Davis earned his doctoral degree from Stanford University. He has published extensively in the areas of cross-cultural and multicultural counseling, psychology and education. He recently was named a research fellow of the American Psychology Association.p. Established in 1918, the Graduate School offers 23 doctoral and 43 master’s degree programs among 30 University departments, institutes and programs. Some 1,400 degree-seeking students are pursuing studies in engineering, humanities, science and social science, as well as in Notre Dame’s School of Architecture.p.