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Dr. Rogge

Ron Rogge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on understanding relationships and the early years of marriage.

Email: rogge@psych.rochester.edu
Faculty Webpage
ResearchGate Profile

Early Career

Ron Rogge got his Bachelor's degree in Developmental and Molecular Biology from UCLA. During that time, he trained with Dr. Utpal Banerjee, helping to conduct studies of human oncogenes by studying their counterparts in Drosophila Melanogaster (fruit flies).

He also got the incredible opportunity to serve as a biology consultant for the original Jurassic Park movie - appearing on screen in some of the iconic laboratory scenes.

Graduate Work

Dr. Rogge got his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, where he trained with Tom Bradbury studying how relationships grow and change over the early years of marriage. His dissertation focused on the factors predicting the onset of discord and divorce in newlyweds.

Military Service

Dr. Rogge served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 2000-2004, providing counseling to sailors and marines including deployments to Kuwait and Iraq.

University of Rochester

Since joining the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2004, Dr. Rogge has developed a program of research focused on understanding how individuals, couples, and families grow and change over time.

Meet the Lab

Brooke Dubler

Brooke is an advanced clinical psychology graduate student studying:

  • Psychological flexibility
  • The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mechanisms of change in ACT

Dev Crasta

Dev is an advanced clinical psychology graduate student in the lab studying:

  • Partner Responsiveness
  • How relationships function differently in different neighborhoods
  • The benefits of PAIR for romantic relationships

Amanda Shaw

Amanda is an advanced clinical psychology graduate student studying:

  • Sex, sexuality and relationships
  • Porn use in relationships
  • Committed Non-Monogamy

Jaci Rolffs

Jaci is an 4th year clinical psychology graduate student studying:

  • Psychological flexibility
  • The role of parental flexibility in family functioning
  • Individual factors predicting response to therapy

Jenn Daks

Jenn is a 2nd year clinical psychology graduate student in the lab studying:

  • The benefits of REFLECT for families
  • Awareness and gratitude in romantic relationships
  • Psychological flexibility and health

Agnieszka Pollard

AJ is a 1st year clinical psychology graduate student who will be studying sex and sexuality in romantic relationships.