Dennis B. Roderick
Ph.D. Columbia Pacific University
Office: Liberal Arts, Room 399G
Professor Roderick began teaching at UMass Dartmouth in the fall of 2000 and joined the Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Crime & Justice Studies in 2006.
Dr. Roderick received his BA degree in Psychology with Honors from UMass Boston, a MA in Developmental Psychology from RI College, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Columbia Pacific University. Professor Roderick is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has also taught at the University of Rhode Island, RI College, Curry College, and Endicott College. Prior to joining the faculty at UMass Dartmouth, Dr. Roderick worked for over 20 years in the mental health and addictions fields. His specialties include forensic psychological evaluations, sexual assault victimization, dual diagnosis, and PTSD in sexual assault victims. His research interests include college sexual assault victimization, evolutionary psychology theories of violent and aggressive behavior, and the relationship between early sexual assault history and later eating disorder onset.
Dr. Roderick’s teaching interests center on psychologically oriented CJS classes and he is especially noted for his courses on: Victimization, Psychology, Crime, and Law, and The Psychology of Criminal Behavior.
Dr. Roderick has long been active in University service as an academic advisor, Hearing Officer on the Student Conduct Disciplinary Board, member University’s Alcohol Committee, member University’s Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention and Education, and Faculty Advisor to the University’s Cape Verdean Students Association.