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Mark Weist

Title: Professor
Department: Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-8438
Office: 819 Barnwell Street

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Department of Psychology

Dr. Mark Weist


B.A. Psychology: May, 1981 - West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
M.A., Clinical Psychology: May, 1985 - West Virginia University, Morgantown.
M.S., Psychology: August, 1988 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg.
Pre-doctoral Internship: July, 1990 to June, 1991 - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical area, child specialization): June, 1991 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Mark D. Weist received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from VirginiaTech in 1991 after completing his internship at Duke University, and is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). In 1995, with colleagues from the University of Maryland, he established the National Center for School Mental Health, now in its 26th year of supporting this field (see He is also a partner on the National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (see He has edited or developed 15 books and has published and presented widely in areas of mental health-education system partnerships, school behavioral health (SBH), trauma, violence and youth, evidence-based practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, supporting military families, and advancing policies that support children and youth at local, state, regional, national, and international levels of scale. With colleagues, he currently leads the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community (see, and is leading or co-leading a number of federally funded studies on strategies to improve SBH effectiveness, impact and scaling up. Mark recently received the Faculty Achievement Award from the Southeastern Conference (campus winner from the UofSC).


Assistant Professor: July, 1991 to June, 1997, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSM), Department of Psychiatry, Baltimore, MD
Director, School Mental Health Program: 1993 to 2010, UMSM, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for School Mental Health (CSMH): 1995-2010, UMSM, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor with tenure: July, 1997 to June, 2003, UMSM, Department of Psychiatry
Professor: July, 2003 to June, 2010 – UMSM, Department of Psychiatry
Professor with tenure: July, 2010 to present – University of South Carolina (USC), Department of Psychology
Director, Clinical-Community (CC) Psychology Doctoral Program: July, 2012 to June, 2016, USC, Department of Psychology
Interim Director, School Psychology Doctoral Program: January to June, 2017 – USC, Department of Psychology
Director, CC Psychology Doctoral Program, July 2021 - , USC Department of Psychology

Please see vita for information on professional memberships and leadership, service, grants/contracts, and publications.

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