Prof. Mark Kiselica

Dr. Kiselica is an educator, social scientist, and advocate for inter-racial harmony. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology and is licensed both as a psychologist and a professional counselor. He held different academic and administrative positions at various universities. 

Dr. Kiselica has dedicated his professional life to studying and helping troubled boys and men and to addressing serious social issues, such as racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, and domestic, sibling and school violence. He is the author of over 150 publications, including Multicultural Counseling with Teenage Fathers (Sage, 1995), Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males (Sage, 1999), Confronting Prejudice and Racism during Multicultural Training (American Counseling Association, 1999), Counseling Troubled Boys (Routledge, 2008), and When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America (Rutgers University Press, 2008). He has been featured in three videos, Raising Boys (Allyn & Bacon, 2005), Emotional Roadblocks to Counseling the Culturally Diverse (Wiley, 2007), and Positive Psychology with Male Clients (American Psychological Association, 2008). Dr. Kiselica is the editor of the Routledge Book Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men, which features 17 books addressing the mental health needs of various populations of boys and men. 

Dr. Kiselica has provided extensive service to the community. A former president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Dr. Kiselica has served as a consulting scholar for the Federal Fatherhood Initiatives of the Clinton, G. W. Bush and Obama administrations, and he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Newtown Pennsylvania No Place for Hate Campaign, which was named the model anti-hate campaign for Pennsylvania by the Anti-Defamation League He has also served as a member of the American Psychological Association Working Group to Develop Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men. 

Dr. Kiselica’s scholarly works have been cited in dozens of major journals and textbooks in psychology, sociology, and counseling and by hundreds of service organizations throughout the world. He has appeared as a guest expert on NBC National News, MSNBC, numerous affiliate television stations of ABC, CBS, and NBC, National Public Radio (especially WHYY of Philadelphia), and several radio stations broadcasting to large metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada. He has been quoted in many major newspapers across the country (e.g., The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning Star, The Wichita Eagle, The Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon, The Newark Star Ledger, The Times of Trenton, The Bucks County Courier-Times), several magazines with a national circulation (e.g., U.S. News & World Report, Parenting, Reason, Jump), and a variety of Internet-based news services (e.g.,, Yahoo!,, regarding the subjects of helping teen fathers, understanding boys, and confronting racism. He also has been featured in articles appearing in The APA Monitor and Counseling Today, the official newsletters of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association, respectively.

In recognition of his national impact on the science and practice of the profession of psychology, Dr. Kiselica was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and an Alumnus of Distinction of Saint Vincent College, and he was the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person in honor of his work to combat racism and anti-Semitism. He is also a Fellow of the American Council on Education. Dr. Kiselica was named the Researcher of the Year by the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. In addition, he has received several honors for his work as a college instructor, including the Most Accessible Teacher Award from Ball State University and the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association.