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Dr. Patricia V. Roehling
Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Behavior Disorders
  • Behavior Disorders in the Media
  • Faculty Advisor for Psychology Internships
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Laboratory in Clinical Psychology


  • B.A. University of Michigan, 1981
  • M.A. Wayne State University, 1984
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University, 1986

Research and Other Professional Interests

  • Psychotherapy
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Weight discrimination
  • Acculturation and well-being
  • Work-Family Issues

Brief Biography

Patricia Roehling has been with Hope College since 1987. Since 1997 she has been conducting research in the area of work and family. She became interested in this field of study during a two year leave from Hope College (1997-1999) when she worked as Director of Research at the Cornell Employment and Family Careers Instituted. Her other areas of research are weight discrimination, and the acculturation and well-being among Hispanic youth. Patricia continues to teach clinical-related classes as well as Introduction to Psychology and Advanced Research.

Patricia and her husband Mark have two children, Alex and Julia. Her non-academic interests include swimming and other outdoor activities. Look for her book, The Career Mystique, which which was published in 2005.

Contact Information

Dr. Patricia Roehling
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7732
fax: 616-395-7163