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Adjunct Faculty

McCone Building
(831) 647-4155

Dr. Thomas Roe is an adjunct professor in the International Education Management program, as well as a clinical psychologist who currently specializes working with students, particularly students from underrepresented groups. He is the coordinator for graduate student counseling services at University of California, Davis. Dr. Roe has experience working closely with international students in a variety of contexts including mental health counseling, academic advising, and consultation. He also currently facilitates an international graduate student counseling group and works with members to be successful both in academics and in life. He has previously participated in numerous programs and workshops addressing intersections of identity, cross culture communication, and multicultural immersion. Some of these programs include “Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony (REACH),” “Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP),” and “Mentoring at Critical Transitions.”

Dr. Roe is currently on the Board of Directors for the Freemont Community Therapy Project in Seattle, is a core member for the Graduate Ally Coalition (UCD), and is a member of a cross-cultural committee (UCD). He was also previously on the executive committee representing graduate students for the Washington State Psychological Association.

Courses Taught

Courses offered in the past four years.

  • Current term
  • Upcoming term(s)

Focusing on advising roles in international education, this course will teach students communication and advising techniques for use in one-on-one advising sessions. Course materials and discussion will focus on confidentiality and its limits, how to make referrals, responding to students in crisis, and cultural differences in attitudes about counseling. Role play situations will allow students to practice techniques.

Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only, Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only

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Areas of Interest

Dr. Roe believes it is important to develop awareness and understanding of self in order to be in a position to connect and support others. In particular, it is important to know our identities and understand how power and privilege may impact our interactions with others.

His expertise includes: counseling, therapy, students, social justice, intersections of identity, conflict resolution, and adjustment.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, Seattle
  • BA in Psychology, University of Puget Sound 


  • Deconstructing Heterosexual Body Image (2008)
  • The Impact of Mother’s Beliefs on Children’s Reasoning about Race (2003)
  • To Be or Not to Be Fit: Women’s Preference for Fit or Non-Fit Males in Dating Partners in Correspondence with Their Own Fitness Level (2001)
  • The Influence of Race on Perceived Individual Characteristics (2001)