Mark L. Savickas, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences and chair emeritus of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He also serves as an adjunct professor of counselor education at Kent State University, where he has taught career counseling to more than 5,000 students since 1973. He has served as president for the Counseling Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (2010-2014). For his work in career counseling, he has received the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology (August, 2011) and the John L. Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research (1994) from the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, the Eminent Career Award (1996) from the National Career Development Association), the Distinguished Achievement Award (2006) from the Society for Vocational Psychology (2006), the Award for Distinguished Contributions from the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (2014), and honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).
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