Patrick Rottinghaus

  • Associate Professor
  • Program Training Director - Counseling Psychology

Dr. Patrick Rottinghaus is the Program Training Director for the Counseling Psychology graduate program and Program Coordinator for the Positive Psychology Online Graduate Certificate program. His research examines factors affecting career and educational decisions, including vocational interests, personality, abilities, self-efficacy, and values. In addition, his scholarship investigates career adaptability measurement and integrative perspectives on career development.

Dr. Rottinghaus is co-editor of The Role of Values in Careers and author of several career assessments, including the Career Futures Inventory, Kuder Skills Assessment-College and Adult Form, and Expanded Skills Confidence Inventory. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17), Fellow of the National Career Development Association, and has received several honors for his scholarship, including the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research from the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology.

He currently serves on editorial board for the Journal of Career Assessment and has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Career Development Quarterly, and Journal of Career Development. He is Past-Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology and has served as a career assessment consultant for CPP, Inc., Kuder, Inc., and the ASVAB Career Exploration Program for the United States Department of Defense.

Areas of Expertise

  • Career assessment
  • Measurement of individual differences related to career choice and development
  • Career adaptability
  • College and career readiness
  • Academic major satisfaction