Cass Dykeman is a third generation Oregonian. His grandfather attended Hill Military Academy in Portland and was the publisher of several Portland community newspapers. Cass' great-grandfather, Judge King Dykeman, was William Randolph Hearst's publisher for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Here's a link to an Old Oregon article on Judge Dykeman (Page 2 of Volume 5, Number 3, 1922): https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1794/2403/OldOre_1922_5_3.pdf?sequence=1
Cass is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Oregon State University. Cass received his master’s in Counseling from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Counseling from the University of Virginia. Prior to his work in higher education, he worked as both an elementary school and high school counselor in Seattle. Dr. Dykeman has published two books and is in double-digits in both peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition, he has received over 1.2 million in federally sponsored external funding in the area of career counseling in K-12 settings. His current research focuses on the impact of anxiety on academic performance. Prior to his work in education, Cass served as an officer in the Chemical Corps of the US Army. Cass completed his sabbatical on Spanish language and culture at the Pontifical University of Salamanca in 2016.
Cass has served in the following professional roles: President- Washington Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, President- Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Member- Journal for Counseling and Development Editorial Board, and Member- CACREP On-site Accreditation Team Member. In terms of professional certification, Cass possesses Washington State School Counselor certification.
During his free time, Cass enjoys playing indoor soccer and learning more about both his Huguenot and Persian heritages.