Dr. Carl Mack began his career working with teen groups in the area of recreational leadership. During this time he developed and implemented an extensive tutorial network that matched the academic skills of university students with the academic needs of elementary students. He later served as Chair, Ethnic Studies Department at the university of California, Berkeley and then moved to the corporate sector, serving as the corporate manager for an organization development and consulting firm. For the past 35 years, he has worked at all levels of education, which include professor and chair of African and African American Studies, superintendent of a public school district, and founder and principal consultant of Abuya works a organization development consulting firm. During this time he also conducted parenting workshops and institutes throughout the western region of the United States.
Relying on his experiences in education, Dr. Mack has written and published several articles on matters of child development, families, culture and diversity, and authority and leadership. He is a member of the A. K. Rice Institute, American Sociological Association, Blacks for Effective Community Action, Small School Districts Association and the Association of California School Administrators.
Dr. Mack is a noted consultant in-group and human relations in the tradition of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London, England and A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. Under the auspices of the A. K. Rice Institute, he has worked on the staff of many group-relations conferences in the United States. He has also served as the Director of conferences sponsored by various universities including Teachers College, Columbia, University and the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.
Throughout his life, Dr. Mack has been trained in meditation and various forms of martial arts, including Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Qua and Praying Mantis. He is the retired Superintendent of the Del Paso Heights School District, Sacramento, California, a position he held for twenty-two years. He is also the Principal Consultant of Abuya Works, a consulting firm that focuses on organizational change and transformation. He is currently an Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program, Sacramento Campus, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.