B.S. with High Honors, Psychology, University of Florida, 1986
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1990
Stress and stress management
Psychological assessment and measurement
Ken Rice holds the Ken and Mary Matheny Endowed Professorship in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and co-directs the college’s Ken Matheny Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience. Before moving to Georgia State University, he held faculty positions at Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State and the University of Florida.
Much of his research centers on stress and resilience. He has conducted studies addressing the ways in which personal characteristics (such as perfectionism), emotion regulation, and relational factors affect a variety of health, mental health, work, academic and treatment-related processes and outcomes. He has conducted studies aimed at developing or evaluating measures that can be used in schools, universities and health-related settings. His studies often focus on diverse and underrepresented groups and topics, such as sociodemographic factors that moderate stress associated with COVID-19, stress and coping among adult learners in literacy programs, psychosocial adjustment of international students in the U.S., personal and contextual factors that contribute to STEM student retention and academic performance, and psychometric comparisons of measures used in different countries. Rice’s research has been published in major journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Personality Assessment, School Psychology and Psychotherapy. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Representative Publications (see CV for complete list)
Rice, K. G., & Liu, Y. (2020). Perfectionism and burnout in R&D teams. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(3), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000402
Rice, K. G., & Taber, Z. B. (2019). Measurement invariance and latent profiles of perfectionism in clients and nonclients. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(2), 210-223. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000326
Rice, K. G., Gnilka, P. B., Davis, D. E. & Ashby, J. S. (2017). Addressing concerns about how perfectionistic discrepancy should be measured with the Revised Almost Perfect Scale. Assessment.
Rice, K. G., Ray, M. E., Davis, D. E., DeBlaere, C., & Ashby, J. S. (2015). Perfectionism and longitudinal patterns of stress for STEM majors: Implications for academic performance. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 718-731. doi:10.1037/cou0000097
Rice, K. G., Sauer, E. M., Richardson, C. M. E., Roberts, K. E., & Garrison, A. M. (2015). Perfectionism affects change in psychological symptoms. Psychotherapy, 52(2), 218-227. doi:10.1037/a0036507
Rice, K. G., Richardson, C. M. E., & Tueller, S. (2014). The short form of the Revised Almost Perfect Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 368-379. doi:10.1080/00223891.2013.838172