About the Author
Brief Profile of Achievements, Professional Experiences, and Qualifications
Frederick D. Harper, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Counseling
(Retired June 2012)
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The Journal of Negro Education
Co-editor and former Managing Editor,
The International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling [sic]
Former Editor, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Postdoctoral Study, Experimental Psychology, George Mason University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,
National Center for Alcohol Education
Summer Study, University of Georgia, Alcohol and Drugs
Ph.D., Florida State University; Counselor Education
Summer Study, Jacksonville University, Elementary Education
M.Ed., Florida A&M University, Guidance and Counseling
B.S., Edward Waters College, Social Sciences
Administrative Leadership in a School of Education
Co-Director, Doctoral Counseling Psychology Program, January 2004-January 2005
(An APA-accredited doctoral training program)
Chairman, Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, 1996-1998
(A department of 17 full-time faculty, eight Adjunct faculty, one bachelor’s degree program, five master’s degree and six certificate degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs)
Chairman, Department of Psychoeducational Studies, 1992-1994
(A department of 11 full-time faculty members, 7 Adjunct faculty, four master’s and certificate degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs)
Director of Graduate Studies, 1991-1992
(Coordinated qualifying examinations of graduate students in the School of Education, chaired the Graduate Studies Committee, coordinated the processing of dissertation students, and presided over all doctoral dissertation defenses in the School;
Also, developed the Bennetta Washington Memorial Dissertation Award during this period)
Coordinator of the Counseling Program
Served Four Terms: 1973-1974, 1975-1977, 1980-1983, and 1990-1991
(Improved existing programs and developed a number of new programs including master’s and doctoral degree programs)
Scholarly and Professional Leadership
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Negro Education, July 1, 2004-2008
(The oldest, continuously published Black educational journal in the U.S., since 1932)
Managing Editor, International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling [sic], 1998-2002
(A refereed journal published by Springer Publishers);
First American and first Black to become editor of this journal—a refereed journal)
Editor, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1991-1995
(The major multicultural counseling journal of the American Counseling Association—a refereed journal)
President, DC Counseling Association, 1990-1991
(Chief executive of the state-equivalent association for counseling; served one year each as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President)
Chairman, NASDTEC Accreditation Committee, 1984
(Chaired the NASDTEC accreditation review committee for evaluation of the School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University)
Business and Community Leadership
Co-Founder, President, Douglass Publishers
1976 to 2001
Co-Founder, President, College and Community Consultants
1975 to 1977
Co-Founder (at age 18), President, Progressive Youngmen’s Club
1961 to 1966
Conference Papers Presented
118 Conference Papers Presented
(Papers presented at professional conferences or meetings, including international conferences in Mumbai, India; Thessaloniki, Greece; Paris, France; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Utrecht, the Netherlands; Dublin, Ireland; and Stockholm, Sweden)
Publications, Research, and Theory Development
One Hundred twelve (112) Publications (including 24 Books/Monographs)
(Books, monographs, book chapters, articles, editorials, and book reviews)
Selected Recent Editorials, The Journal of Negro Education
Harper, F. D. (2008, Winter). Editor’s Comment: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Remembering after 40 years. The Journal of Negro Education, 76, 1.
Dawkins, M. P., & Harper, F. D. (2006, Summer). Guest editorial to special issue: Research and its impact on educational policy and practice. The Journal of Negro Education, 75, 319-321.
Harper, F. D. (2006, Spring). Editor’s Comment: The complete bibliography of The Journal of Negro Education, 1932-2006. The Journal of Negro Education, 75, 73-83.
Harper, F. D. (2006, Winter). Editor’s Comment: To rename or remain The Journal of Negro Education. The Journal of Negro Education, 75, 1-3.
Harper, F. D. (2005, Fall). Editor’s Comment: Rosa Parks and our challenge for the future. The Journal of Negro Education, 74, 295-296.
Harper, F. D. (2005, Summer). Editor’s Comment: A tribute to Kenneth B. Clark. The Journal of Negro Education, 74, 199-200.
Sample of Other Recent Publications
Harper, F. D. (2014). And Jesus spoke on YouTube. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.
Harper, F. D. (2013). It’s Not Too Late. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.
Harper, F. D. (2013). On social justice, climate change, and human destiny. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.
Harper, F. D. (2012). Tributes. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.
Harper, F. D. (2011). The Durabone prophecies. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D. (2009). Time and timing. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D., Terry, L. M., Twiggs, R. (2009). Counseling strategies with Black boys and Black men: Implications for policy. The Journal of Negro Education, 78, 216-232.
Harper, F. D. (2008). Beyond fear. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D., & Guilbault, M. (2008). Maslow’s hierarchy of basic needs. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Harper, F. D. (2007). The light within us. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D. (2007). Recent developments, current status, and enduring legacy of The Journal of Negro Education. The Journal of Negro Education, 76, 464-477.
Harper, F. D., Guilbault, M., Tucker, T., & Austin, T. (2007). Happiness as a goal of counseling. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 29, 123-136.
Harper, F. D. (2007). Transitions in life and to death. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D. (2006). Writing research reports and scholarly manuscripts for journal publication: Pitfalls and promises. The Journal of Negro Education, 75, 322-340.
Harper, F. D. (2005). Spiritual teacher speaks. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D. (2004). Poems for young people. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Harper, F. D., Grant, T., Montgomery, K. N. (2004). African Americans and alcohol use: Implications for prevention and intervention. In I. Livingston (Ed.), Handbook of Black American health: Policies and issues behind disparities in health (2nd ed., pp. 344-354). Westport, CT: Greenwood.
Harper, F. D., Harper, J. A., & Stills, A. B. (2003). Counseling children in crisis based on Maslow’s hierarchy of basic needs. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 25, 11-25.
Harper, F. D., & McFadden, J. (Eds.). (2003). Culture and counseling: New approaches. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Harper, F. D. (2003). God’s gifts: Spiritual writings. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.
Empirical or Evidence-Based Research
Supervised 20 dissertations and served as a member on numerous other dissertation committees
Carried out a number of studies related to psychology, counseling, and education
Served as editor of three peer-review or refereed journals
Collaborated and consulted on research projects and panels in the U.S.
Consulted with state and federal agencies on research proposals and research priorities
Developed the theory of “Total Body Management”
Co-Developed the counseling theory of “Transcendent Counseling” with Dr. W. O. Stone
Coined and Developed the term “Jogotherapy” (systematic therapeutic uses of jogging)
Developed an “Etiological Theory of Drinking Behaviors among African Americans”
Coined the term “Afrinesian” in developing a theory of ethnic identity
Teaching Experiences in Higher Education
Colleges and University Courses Taught Related to Counseling or Education:
Full-time, Part-time, and Visiting Professor
Howard University since 1970, tenured (1973), Full Professor since 1978
Johns Hopkins University, Adjunct Professor, 1994-1995
George Washington University, Adjunct Professor, 1991
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Adjunct Professor, 1987-1988
University of the Virgin Islands, Visiting Professor, summer, 1983
University of the District of Columbia, Adjunct Professor, 1982
Florida A&M University, Visiting Professor, summer, 1970
Edward Waters College, Visiting Instructor, summer, 1967
Selected Colleges and University Courses Taught Related to Counseling and Psychology
Biological Bases of Behavior
Consulting in Counseling
Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy
Practicum in Counseling
Research in Counseling Seminar
Seminar in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Supervision in Counseling Psychology
Supervision of Group Psychotherapy
Techniques and Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Colleges and University Courses Taught Related to Teacher Education
Secondary School Curriculum
Teaching the Socially Disadvantaged
High School and Adult School Teacher, 1965-1966
(Simultaneously held two full-time teaching positions;
taught courses in social studies and English.)
Professional and Community Services
Reviewer or Editorial Board Member with 10 Scholarly Journals
The Journal of Negro Education
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
Journal of Counseling and Development
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Journal of Studies on Alcohol
Journal of Black Psychology
Alcohol, Health and Research World
Editor of Three Scholarly Refereed Journals
The Journal of Negro Education, 2004-2008
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 1998-2002
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1991-1995
President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President, DC Counseling Association, 1989-1992
Member, Board of Directors, National Council on Alcoholism, 1974-1978
Speeches and Lectures; Community and School Consultation
Proposal Reading and
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, “Healthy Start Initiatives,” February 2005
Chairman of Proposal-Reading Committees
U.S. Department of Education, “School Leadership Program,” July, 2002
U.S. Department of Education, “Alaska Native Program,” July, 2002
U.S. Department of Education, “Transition to Teaching Program,” July, 2001, August 2002
U.S. Department of Education, “Advanced Placement Incentive Program,” June, 2001
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, “Healthy Start Initiatives,” April 2001
U.S. Department of Education, “Safe and Drug-Free School Program,” April, 2000
U.S. Department of Education, “Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Program,” June, 2000
U.S. Department of Education, “Women’s Educational Equity Program,” 1999, September 2002
Honors and Awards
“Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2009
Theta Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
“The Distinguished Alumni Award,” 2009
Edward Waters College
“Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2008
“Exemplary Scholarship and Leadership Award As Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Negro Education,” 2008
(School of Education, Howard University)
“Distinguished Elder Award,” 2007
[Name changed to: “The Frederick D. Harper Distinguished Elder Award” in 2008]
(National Association of Black Counseling Psychologists)
“Distinguished Book Author Award,” 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
“Professor of the Year,” 2000
(School of Education Award by the Department)
“Outstanding Career Achievements in Counseling,” 1995
(DC Counseling Association)
“Outstanding Service Award as Journal Editor,” 1991-1995
(Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development)
“Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award as Department Chairman,” 1994
(By students and faculty of the Department of Psychoeducational Studies)
“Outstanding Service Award as President,” 1991
(DC Counseling Association)
“Distinguished Alumni Award,” 1986
(National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, NAFEO)
“Distinguished Educator Alumni Award,” 1986
(Florida State University)
“Distinguished Research Award,” 1976
(Howard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; one of seven faculty members honored from the entire University for outstanding research and scholarship)
Program Development and Grants
Dr. Bennetta B. Washington Memorial Dissertation Award, since 1991
(As Director of Graduate Studies, wrote a proposal to develop a $1000 Award each year for the best doctoral dissertation; $15,000 in startup funds were generated from former Mayor of Washington, DC, Walter E. Washington and other contributors.)
Ph.D. and Ed.D. Degrees in Counseling Psychology, since 1982
(As Coordinator of the Counseling Program, was the primary author of a proposal to establish the doctorate in Counseling Psychology—approved and initiated in 1982;
APA accredited, 2002, APA reaccredited, 2006.)
M.Ed., M.A., Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Degrees in Counseling Psychology, since 1980
(As Coordinator of the Counseling Program, was the sole author of a proposal to establish master’s and advanced certificate degree programs in Counseling Psychology.)
Dr. Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Series, since 1981
(As a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Negro Education, originated the idea for a “living memorial” to honor Dr. Charles H. Thompson, founder of The Journal. Also, served as chairman of the initial organizing committee for the Lecture-Colloquium Series.)
Student Affairs-School of Education Assistantship Program, since 1976
(As Coordinator of the Counseling Program, wrote a proposal for a joint program with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop an assistantship program for graduate students in counseling to work as graduate assistants in the Division of Student Affairs (Howard University); more than $1,500,000 in financial aid to graduate students in counseling have been awarded since the initiation of the program in 1976.)
Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, since 1969
(As a Counselor in the University Counseling Center of Florida State University, developed this Scholarship Fund through the Financial Aid Office; that is, based on initial University seed money plus external and internal contributions to the Fund.)
Florida State University Black Cultural Center, since 1969
(In the position of Black Students’ Advisor, wrote the initial proposal for development of a Black Cultural Center that would focus on the history, culture, music, and art of African Americans.)
Milestones and Personal Achievements
Personal Achievement of Jogging more than 40,500 miles in 121 cities, since 1972
First American and First African American to Become Managing Editor of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
[British spelling of “Counselling”]
First African American to Present a Keynote Paper At the Opening Session, Annual Conference of the International Association for Counselling
(At the UNESCO Building in Paris, France, 1998)
First African American Male to Receive the Ph.D. in Counselor Education From Florida State University in 1970
Carried Out One of the First Two Research Studies in the Country (1975) That Documented Multiple Psychological Outcomes of Jogging, According To Fixx’s (1977) book, The Complete Book of Running
One of the First Two African American Faculty Members Employed at The Florida Community College at Jacksonville in 1967
(Both of us were employed as counselors in the Counseling Center with limited teaching duties.)
Graduated summa cum laude, M.Ed., Florida A & M University
Numerous College/University Student Leadership Achievements
President of the Student Government Association in undergraduate college
President of the Black Students’ Union at Florida State University
Co-founder and Vice President of the NAACP college chapter at Edward Waters College
Co-founder (at age 18) and President of the Progressive Youngmen’s Club—a citywide educational, civic, and social group
Eleven Books of Educational/Therapeutic Poems (More Than 1000 Poems)
Various poems have been translated into Spanish, reprinted in publications, and recorded on CD by artist Napoleon Turner; poems were read regularly for more than 15 years on Washington, DC’s WPFW FM Radio along with the works of poet Langston Hughes; poetry has been used in poetry therapy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and various university counseling centers; and poems have been published in various calendars of the National Black Child Development Institute.
Photographs Published in Educational and Professional Media
(Photographs of children have been published on the cover of The Journal of Negro Education and in calendars and reports of the National Black Child Development Institute.)
Presentations in Educational Video Recordings
(Have presentations in the following published videos: the American Counseling Association’s “Multicultural Counseling Summit: A Town Meeting,” 1992; the American College Personnel Association’s “Blacks in American Higher Education: Two Decades Under Scrutiny: Part II,” 1986; and the University of South Carolina’s Distance Education and Instructional Support Video, “Transcendent Counseling: An Interview with Frederick D. Harper,” 1993.)
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BERMUDA (St. George, Hamilton)
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
CANADA (Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto, Trenton, Trois-Rivières, Vancouver)
GREECE (Athens, Thessaloniki)
INDIA (Lonavla, Mumbai)
IRELAND (Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford)
JAMAICA (Kingston, Montego Bay)
PUERTO RICO (San Juan)
ST. MAARTEN (or St. Martin)
THE BAHAMAS (Grand Bahama and New Providence: Nassau, Paradise Island, West End, and Freeport)
THE NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Volendam)
UNITED KINGDOM (London)
US VIRGIN ISLANDS (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
USA (45 states, including Hawaii).