Dr. Pedersen came to UAB from Syracuse University where he was awarded Professor Emeritus status. Dr. Pedersen taught several courses while at UAB (1996-2001), but is most known for his work in the multi-cultural discipline. Dr. Pedersen's extensive expertise in this area has granted him national and international recognition. He is the author of countless articles, monographs, and books. Dr. Pedersen's is also known for his professionalism and his mentorship. He has mentored literally hundreds of counselor education students and professors. He has readily given of his time and knowledge. His influence has been felt throughout the counseling and counselor educator community.