Rochelle Robbins


Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

BS, Psychology, University of Maryland
MS, Clinical Psychology
PhD, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University)

Courses Taught

Basic Counseling Skills Lab
Counseling Theories
Psychopathology and the DSM
Living with Physical Illness
Counseling Internship
Abnormal Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Study Abroad

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

In teaching, both graduate and undergraduate students, I bear in mind that the students of today could be my colleagues tomorrow. This philosophy assures that I am teaching content that is current, useful and empirically based. It also establishes a culture of mutual respect in the classroom that fosters life-long learning.

Recent Presentations/Publications

Robbins, Rochelle, Turnbo, Doreen, and Schramm, Lauren (2013). "Assessment Reporting Structures: Closing the Other Loop" Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Jacksonville, FL.

Owen, Leanne and Robbins, Rochelle (2013). "Easing Faculty Apprehension and Improving Student Learning through Quality Assessment Practice" Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Lexington, KY.

Robbins, Rochelle (2012) "Dissemination, Training, and Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Principles in Acute and Long-Term Care Settings" Panel Member. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD

Christensen, Adam, May, Chad, and Robbins, Rochelle (2012) "Establishing and Assessment Culture: A Case Study" IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Robbins, Rochelle (2011) "Disseminating Behavior Therapies in Institutional Settings for Patients with Severe Mental Illness: Methods, Challenges and Successes" Panel Member. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Robbins, Rochelle and Yoshino, Karen (2011) "Adopting the Outcomes Assessment Module at Holy Family University" BlackBoard World, Las Vegas, NV.

Robbins, Rochelle and Norton, Elsie S. (2011). The effects of Snoezelen intervention: How treatment impacted agitation, depression and socialization. Long Term Living Online, posted 6/23/11.

Robbins, Rochelle (2010). Considering ethics in long term care: A chance to share and learn from one another. Psychologists in Long Term Care 24 (2), 12-13.

Robbins, Rochelle (2010). Anorexia Nervosa in older adults: Ageism in diagnosis. Psychologists in Long Term Care 24 (1), 11-13.


Awards and Honors

Psi Chi
Phi Beta Kappa

Additional Info

My research interests lie in the field of geriatric psychology. I am particularly interested in behavioral and milieu interventions to improve quality of life for patients with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. I have also done some writing about the failure of the medical community to recognize eating disorders in older adults.

Rochelle Robbins
Office: HFH 323
Phone: 267-341-3640