I love that our students know one another and have strong Christian relationships, and I appreciate that the LeTourneau family emphasizes the need to invest in one another.

Dr. Roudkovski

Melanie B.
Roudkovski, Ph.D., LPC-S

Phone: 903.233.3208
Email: MelanieRoudkovski@letu.edu

  • Vice President, Global Operations

  • Dean, College of Health Sciences

  • Chief Innovation Officer

  • Professor of Psychology


Education

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003

Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003

M.A., Marriage & Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999

Bachelor of General Studies, Majors: Psychology, English, History, Louisiana State University, 1997

 

Experience

2005-Present      Professor of Psychology & Counseling, LeTourneau University

2006-2013           Professional Counselor, Private Practice, Longview, TX

2003-2005          Professional Counselor, Private Practice, Livingston, AL

2002-2005          Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of West Alabama

2001-2002           Clinical Assessor, Nursing Home Psychological Service, Inc

2000-2002          Adjunct Faculty, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

2000-2002          Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counseling Service of New Orleans,                               Inc

 

Courses Taught

  • *Advanced Abnormal Psychology (Graduate)
  • Basic Counseling Skills (Undergraduate)
  • Developmental Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Freshman Seminar (Undergraduate)
  • *General Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Group Therapy (Undergraduate)
  • Health Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • *Health Psychology (Graduate)
  • Honors Capstone Seminar (Undergraduate)
  • Human Development (Graduate)
  • Marriage & the Family (Undergraduate)
  • Nature v. Nature: Psychology’s Great Debate (Honors seminar, Undergraduate)
  • *Professional Orientation to Counseling (Graduate)
  • Professions in Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Social & Multicultural Issues in Counseling (Graduate)
  • *Personality Assessment (Graduate)
  • *Psychological Tests & Measures (Graduate)
  • Senior Capstone Course, Honors Program
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling (Undergraduate)
  • Theories of Personality (Graduate, online)   

The * indicates courses taught both on campus and online.

 

Research Interests

  • Healthy Family Functioning
  • Multicultural Issues in Family Functioning
  • Family of Origin Issues in College and Graduate Students
  • Diagnostic & Assessment Issues in Family Counseling
  • Effects of Interracial/Cross-Cultural Identity in Children & Adolescents
  • Healthy Spirituality and Family Functioning
  • Application of Healthy Family Functioning research to institutions of higher education, churches, and other organizations

 

Bio

Dr. Roudkovski received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1997. A native of Louisiana, she attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned an M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling, a Master of Theology, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Roudkovski joined the LeTourneau family after teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses and serving as Director of Counseling at a state university in Alabama. Dr. Roudkovski has ministered for several years in private practice as a Christian counselor specializing in clinical diagnosis and treatment, child and adolescent issues, and marriage & family therapy, and she is a board-approved LPC Supervisor for the state of Texas.

 In her 12+ years at LETU she has had many roles, including faculty member, Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology & Counseling, program and curriculum developer, President of the Teaching Faculty Organization, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of the School of Psychology & Counseling, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, and now Vice President for Global Operations. Her current role allows her to remain active in her discipline through teaching, research, and scholarly publications and presentations. Dr. Roudkovski also retains oversight of the LETU Center for Counseling. She continues her research in healthy family functioning and presents on the topic regularly for academic and other ministerial purposes. In addition, her current role draws upon her expertise in the development of graduate programs, expansion of online and hybrid academic programs, corporate business-to-business partnerships, and student success programming for undergraduate and graduate students especially in the non-traditional and post-traditional sectors.

 Dr. Roudkovski is also very involved in the local community, most notably as the newest member of the Board of Trustees for Pine Tree ISD. She is actively involved in First Baptist Church of Longview and has supported numerous community organizations including East Texas CASA and House of Disciples. Her husband, Dr. Viktor Roudkovski, is also a full-time faculty member of LETU and is the Chair of the School of Theology & Vocation. They have two children: Nikolas, 13, and Viktoria, 9. The Roudkovskis feel very blessed to minister as a family at LETU and in East Texas.

 

Written Works & Presentations

Presentation: “Healthy Family Functioning: Clinical, Empirical, & Theological Considerations” Co-Presenter at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International Conference March 2015

 “Evaluation of a First-Year Retention Project:  Findings at Halftime,” Poster and Paper for Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. Co-authored with Dr. Al Niemi & Dr. Matthew Green

“Implementing an Industrial Mentoring Program to Enhance Student Motivation and Retention,” Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX Co-authored with Dr. Al Niemi & Dr. Matthew Green

Presentation: “What Therapists Can Learn from Healthy Families” Co-presenter at the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) International Conference, September 2010.

Presentation: “Teaching Hybrid Courses in Undergraduate Programs” Scheduled to present at the Teaching of Psychology regional conference in Fort Worth, TX, November 2009. (Conference was cancelled.)

Presentation: “What can I do with a psychology degree?” Co-presenter at the Teaching of Psychology international conference in Atlanta, GA, March 2009.

Presentation: “What can I do with a psychology degree?” Co-presenter at the Teaching of Psychology regional conference in Fort Worth, TX, November 2008.

Presentation: “What can I do with a psychology degree?” Co-presenter at the LeTourneau University Faculty Research Conference October 2007

Presentation: “Healthy Family Functioning” Presented as pre-conference workshop at the CAPS 2004 International Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, March 2004.

Presentation: “Prediction and Assessment of Healthy Family Functioning” Presented at the Fall Conference of the Alabama Counseling Association in Birmingham, AL, in November 2003.

Presentation: “Prediction and Assessment of Healthy Family Functioning” Co-presenter at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) Southeast Regional Conference in September 2003. 

An Analysis of Factors Indicative of Healthy Family Functioning in a Multicultural Population” Dissertation, May 2003