Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Thomas Roe

Adjunct Professor in International Education Management

Dr. Thomas Roe is a clinical psychologist who currently specializes working with students and particularly students from underrepresented groups. He is the Coordinator for Graduate Student Counseling Services at University of California, Davis. Dr. Roe has hands on 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.

Past research titles include, “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)”, and “The Influence of Race on Perceived Individual Characteristics (2001)”.

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.


Counseling, therapy, students, social justice, intersections of identity, conflict resolution, and adjustment.


Argosy University, Seattle- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Argosy University, Seattle- Master of Psychology (Clinical)

University of Puget- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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