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Pat Garriott (He/Him)

Associate Professor; Dept. Chair - CP

  • Faculty

What I do

I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology.

Professional Biography

I joined the Counseling Psychology faculty in 2012. I direct the Education and Career Equity Lab and focus my scholarship on issues of economic and racial justice. Within this broader area, my work focuses on social class and classism, first-generation college students, and social cognitive career theory. Nationally, my professional roles include serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and Editor of Journal of Career Assessment.


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, 2012
  • MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2006
  • BA, Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2003

Key Projects

  • Collaborative Research: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Understanding the Retention of Latinx in Engineering Jobs
  • ERC: Broadening Participation in Engineering amoung Women and Latino/as: A Longitudinal, Multi-Site Study

Featured Publications

Pietrantonio, K., & Garriott, P. O. (2017). A plan for addressing the student debt crisis in psychological graduate training: Commentary on "Graduate debt in psychology: A quantitative analysis" (Doran et al., 2016). . Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 11, 94-99.
Garriott, P. O., Hudyma, A., Santiago, D., & Keene, C. (2015). Social cognitive predictors of first- and non-first-generation college students' the academic and life satisfaction . Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62(2), 253-263.
Autin, K. L., Blustein, D. L., Ali, S. R., & Garriott, P. O. (2020). Career development impact of COVID 19: Practice and policy recommendations. Journal of Career Development, 47, 487-494.
Garriott, P. O., & Nisle, S. (2018). Stress, coping, and perceived academic progress in first-generation college students: The role of institutional supports. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 11, 436-450.
Garriott, P. O., Navarro, R. L., & Flores, L. Y. (2017). First-generation college students' persistence in engineering: A longitudinal study. Journal of Career Assessment, 25, 93-106.