Patrick Rottinghaus

  • Associate Professor
  • Counseling Psychology Program Interim Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

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


Dr. Patrick Rottinghaus is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Program Coordinator for the Positive Psychology Online Graduate Certificate program at the University of Missouri. His research examines factors affecting career and educational decisions, including interests, personality, 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, Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology, and serves on editorial boards for the Journal of Career Assessment and Career Development Quarterly. In 2010, he received the Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP). He 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.