Kathleen M. Rospenda

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Kathleen M. Rospenda is an Associate Professor of psychology at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States. She received her Ph.D. degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the DePaul University in Chicago, Ill, USA, in 1998. She has been involved in research on the physical and mental health effects of occupational stressors since 1991, and her areas of expertise include workplace harassment, discrimination, and work-family conflict. She has numerous peer-review publications and a book chapter in these areas. She is currently a Principal Investigator of a longitudinal study of workplace and school harassment (both sexual and generalized forms) and changes in drinking behavior among college students, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the United States. She is also involved in a national study of the effects of macrolevel stressors (e.g., the economy, natural disasters) on drinking behavior (Judith Richman, P.I.).

Biography Updated on 5 September 2011

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