Keith Dempsey

Keith Dempsey, PhD, LPC

Associate Professor of Counseling

Department Chair


I am the department chair and associate professor at George Fox University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m particularly passionate about issues of cultural sensitivity, cross-cultural mentoring, and culturally specific coping for African-American men.

I’ve conducted national presentations regarding counseling issues and the plight of African-American men. My life is dedicated to enhancing the lives of young people through service and scholarship. I am married to Tiffany and am the father of two sons, Tearale and Emmanuel.

Academic Background & Professional Memberships

PhD, Counselor Education, Oregon State University*
MS, Agency Counseling (Multicultural Counseling Emphasis), Oregon State University
BS, Psychology, Oregon State University

Western Association for Education and Supervision (WACES) - Past President
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. - Portland Alumni Chapter
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 

*   Download Doctoral dissertation.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Presentations and Publications

Honors & Awards

2015 - WACES Outstanding Leadership Award
2013 - Social Justice Comrade Award
2012 - Emerald Award, Excellence in Education
2009 - ACES Emerging Leaders Fellow
2006-2008 - Oregon Laurels Graduate Scholarship (PhD)

So you like to volunteer? What organizations have you worked with?

I've spent time volunteering at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, Self Enhancement Inc., Salvation Army, Kappa League Youth Program and the Perspective Gentlemen's Club.