Roger L. Worthington Home People Roger L. Worthington Professor and Executive DirectorPh.D.University of California, Santa Barbara(1995) Department: Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Division: COPEEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (301) 405-2858Location: 3214 Benjamin Building Research Interests Multicultural counseling competencies, Sexual identity development, Diversity in higher education, Difficult dialogues teaching and learning Bio Roger L. Worthington is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, where he served as department chair from 2014 to 2017. He served as the Interim Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at UMD (2017-2018) in the wake of the murder of Second Lt. Richard Collins, III. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, and the outgoing editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 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. 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. He also served as the Assistant Deputy Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Missouri (2006-2011). 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. Dr. Worthington was a founding member of the board of directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE; 2006-2011), and he co-authored the NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice for CDOs (2014; with Christine Stanley and William Lewis). He was the recipient of three prestigious grants from the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Initiative (2006-2011). He was also the founding chair of the board of directors for the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center. Dr. Worthington was a licensed psychologist in Missouri (1999-2015) and he 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 teaching and learning. 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.