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Daryl Rowe - Pepperdine GSEP

"Our students must be exposed to the differing realities of urban environments, the damaging impacts of poverty and the complex interplay of economic, educational, family, and cultural issues."

Dr. Daryl Rowe, professor of psychology at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and national chair of the African Psychology Institute, is exploring new territory by developing a curriculum for African Psychology. Given this expertise, he is often called upon to consult with local, state, and national agencies and organizations regarding issues of diversity.

Rowe brings his experience on this subject to the classroom, to the benefit of GSEP students. For example, he helped form the GSEP Urban Fellows program, part of the Urban Initiative, which gives students the opportunity to work on the front lines in underserved areas of Los Angeles. "Our students must be exposed to the differing realities of urban environments, the damaging impacts of poverty and the complex interplay of economic, educational, family, and cultural issues.”

When not teaching cross-culturalism and practicum, Rowe maintains his own private practice in which he emphasizes the psychological and communal needs of persons of African descent.