Room: 3214 Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2858
Roger Worthington (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara)
Professor and Chair
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)
_______________________________________________Research Interests | Bio | Curriculum Vitae |
Multicultural counseling competencies; Sexual identity development; Diversity in higher education; Difficult dialogues teaching and learning
Roger L. Worthington became Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland on August 1, 2014.
Prior to arriving at UMD, he was a professor at the University of Missouri (1997-2014) with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. His first faculty appointment was at Boston College (1994-1997). He received his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1995 from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association with scholarship focused on diversity in higher education, multicultural counseling competencies, sexual identity development, and difficult dialogues teaching and learning. He is the current editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and a recent associate editor for the Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Worthington was a founding member of the board of directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (2006-2011). He was the recipient of three prestigious grants from the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Initiative (2006-2011) and he was the founding chair of the board of directors for the emerging Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (2012-2015).
Dr. Worthington has taught courses to undergraduate and graduate students on ethics and law for professional psychology, counseling and interpersonal skills, research design, measurement, multicultural counseling, and difficult dialogues. He is a nationally recognized scholar and higher education consultant on issues of diversity in counseling and education. He has won numerous awards for academic, service, and teaching excellence.