Patricia Tobey

  • Professor of Clinical Education

Research Concentration

  • Educational Psychology


PhD, University of Southern California
Patricia  Tobey

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Patricia Tobey oversees the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, where she develops academic support programs and university-wide intervention strategies for at-risk students and provides leadership in developing assessment strategies for student learning outcomes in higher education. In addition, she holds an associate professor of clinical education appointment in the Rossier School of Education. As a specialist in postsecondary administration and educational and counseling psychology, she teaches courses in educational and psychological assessment, research and evaluation, counseling psychology and college student development.

As a licensed psychologist, she collaborates with Disability Services and Programs as director of training for USC’s APPIC Member Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in College Student Mental Health with speciality in disability. In addition, she supervises postdoctoral fellows and other mental health trainees in psychology.

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston State College, a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC. She is a member of Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi.