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Meet Assistant Professor Javier F. Casado Pérez
Meet Assistant Professor Javier F. Casado Pérez

Javier F. Casado Pérez, PhD, LPC, NCC, serves as Community Counseling Clinic director and co-coordinator of the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling program. They earned their Doctor of Philosophy in counselor education and supervision from The Pennsylvania State University, with a doctoral specialty in teaching and higher education. They received their Master of Science in mental health counseling from Monmouth University, with specialty in relationship and family counseling. Dr. Casado Pérez focuses their scholarship on equity and justice in higher education, with special emphasis on faculty diversification and minoritized faculty life, child welfare systems and family socioemotional health, mental health justice and social activism, and teaching and learning in counselor education and supervision.

Dr. Casado Pérez brings a critical and student-centered philosophy to their teaching, inviting students to direct their own learning, engage with questions of disparities in mental health, and keeps equity and justice at the forefront of their practice. Dr. Casado Pérez has earned multiple certificates in residential and online teaching, and they continuously work to improve their instructional practice by attending teaching conferences and workshops.

Dr. Casado Pérez maintains an active public profile. They have appeared on multiple public media outlets, including Counseling Today, The Thoughtful Counselor podcast, the Leading Equity Center’s virtual summit, and OSU’s Counseling Research and Leadership Lab. They have served on planning committees for both state and national conferences, and sit on the editorial boards for prominent scholarly journals, including the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Casado Pérez is an active member of various national associations, such as Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Counselors for Social Justice, and American Group Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Casado Pérez joined PSU in September 2017 and is very excited to become a member of the close-knit Viking community.

Javier F. Casado Pérez, PhD, LPC, NCC
Portland State University
College of Education
Counselor Education
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Room: 250 B
Portland, Oregon  97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-8106