Research interests include relationship building among bilingual Latinx elementary students, their families, and their teachers.
Areas of expertise include early childhood education, racial justice and equity in early learning, educational anthropology, video-cued ethnography, immigration and education, impact of social injustices on childhoods, project-based learning led by community expertise and early childhood educational leadership and program transformation.
Explores the intersection of psychology and culture through such topics as the psychological experience of immigration, ethnic conflicts and the impact of violence within communities, and the relationship between individual and collective identity.
Manages and coordinates multiple research and evaluation grants and contracts for the Educational Research Center.
Focuses research on student success and graduation initiatives, including innovative college readiness assignments, student success programs and understanding the completion agenda.
Works in public health and health promotion with a focus on capacity building, innovation and evaluation of health care systems.
Studies the effects that acculturation and identity have on discrimination, specifically in those of Arab/Middle Eastern descent and African Americans.
Investigates the nature of STEM interests and interest-driven participation and learning, foundations of cognition in STEM disciplines, and learning out of schools.
Develops evidence-based reading, science, and social studies interventions and assessments for English learners and bilingual students with and without learning difficulties.
Researches the effect of exercise on mental health to improve mood and reduce stress.
Research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported practices (ESPs) for children with disruptive behavior, trauma, anxiety and depression in community settings. Sarah Kate Bearman is not currently accepting new graduate students for Fall 2021.
Teaches courses on sport history and strength and conditioning. Research focuses on physical culture history.
Interested in statistical models with a focus on deriving and evaluating multilevel model extensions and meta-analysis models for educational, behavioral, social and medical science data.
Research interests center on student success at community colleges and the effects of enrollment status and developmental education on persistence and completion.
Dr. Borich is interested in the effectiveness of teaching methods, program assessment and evaluation, and strategies for teaching in a rapidly changing classroom environment.
Studies engineering and STEM higher education, including faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.
Examines the management of systems for athlete development, including how different sport settings influence performance and participation over the lifespan. Focuses on re-imagining the youth sport experience, with a specific interest in the developmental role that playing in unstructured sports settings like sandlot/pickup sports or sports video games can have on shaping experiences and outcomes.
Focuses on historical and contemporary issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society.
Creates scholarship based around teacher education, especially relating to race and culture.
Focuses on predicting sexual health outcomes, such as unintended pregnancy, among adolescents and young adults using structural equation or hierarchical linear modeling and large longitudinal data sets.
Researches how early childhood stakeholders respond to and conceptualize policies affecting the the complex educational, cultural, and individual goals and aspirations of teachers, children, and their families.
Research interests include college student mental health and suicide prevention, collaborative care models of behavioral health in primary care, and the intersection of mental health and academic success.
Teaches courses focused on human sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.
Researches instructional strategies and assistive technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities, specifically in Mathematics.
Seeks to understand how effective physical education and community programs enhance relationships and human capital in adolescents.
Specializes in adapted physical education and working with children with disabilities by providing sensory and motor integration training.
Focuses on issues that affect underrepresented students and faculty related to identity intersectionality and performativity, particularly critical theories and constructs of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
Research interests include immigrant bilinguals transition from adolescence to young adulthood, as well as their associated educational processes.
A member of the UT Proyecto Maestría Collaborative, she is a leader in Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
Coordinates learning objectives, knowledge development, and practical experiences through internships that contribute to a cohesive, high quality education in administration.
Teaches topics in civil rights and the intersection of law and policy in education; served as assistant secretary of education for Civil Rights during the Clinton administration.
Examines instructional practices for improving reading outcomes, particularly for at-risk students
Active in current healthcare reform endeavors, studies integrated behavioral health, attachment theory, and consultation theories and processes such as home-school partnership and family-centered treatment. Cindy Carlson is not currently accepting new graduate students.
Supports the clinical training of graduate students in the Counselor Education program, teaches courses related to counselor skill development primarily in educational settings, and supervises students in their practicum experiences.
Studies the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in children, adolescents, and emerging adults.
Investigates issues of access and equity for disabled people, with a special focus on systems change, research translation, and assessment.
Examines collaborative approaches involving community organizations and stakeholders that improve academic achievement and reduce opportunity gaps for students. Also studies chronic absenteeism, the role of high school athletics in school settings, and computer science education.
Interests include the development and dissemination of computerized adaptive testing applications in educational and psychological testing and patient-reported outcome measurements.
I work to improve interventions for students with dyslexia and other forms of significant reading difficulty, better understand assessment and assessment practices that best inform instruction, and improve educators' ability to make data-based decisions. Some of my recent and representative publications are listed below. For a full list of my published research and other work, please see the links above for my CV or my Google Scholar page. (*indicates student co-author) Clemens, N.H., * Lee, K., *Henri, M., Simmons, L., Kwok, O., & Al Otaiba, S. (in press). Growth in sublexical fluency during early reading instruction and its relation to decoding acquisition. Journal of School Psychology. Barnes, M.A., Clemens, N.H., Fall, A.M., Roberts, G., Klein, A., Starkey, P., & Flynn, K. (in press). Cognitive Predictors of Difficulties in Math and Reading in Pre-Kindergarten Children at High Risk for Learning Disabilities. Journal of Educational Psychology. Clemens, N.H., Oslund, E., Fogarty, M., Kowk, O., Davis, J., & Simmons, D. (2019). Skill moderators of the effects of a reading comprehension intervention. Exceptional Children, 85, 197-211. Clemens, N.H., Hsaio, Y., Simmons, L., Kwok, O., *Greene, E., *Soohoo, M., *Henri, M., Luo, W., *Prickett, C., Rivas, B., & Al Otaiba, S. (2019). The predictive validity of kindergarten progress monitoring measures across the school year: An application of dominance analysis. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 44, 241-255. Filderman, M. J., Toste, J. R., Didion, L. A., Peng, P., & Clemens, N. H. (2018). Data-based decision making in reading interventions: A synthesis and meta-analysis of the effects for struggling readers. Journal of Special Education, 52, 174-187. Oslund, E.L., Clemens, N.H., Simmons, D.C., & Simmons, L.E. (2018). A multicomponent model of adolescent reading comprehension: Comparing struggling and adequate comprehenders. Reading and Writing, 31, 355-379. Clemens, N.H., *Soohoo, M., *Wiley, C.P., *Hsiao, Y., *Estrella, I., *Allee-Smith, P.J., & Yoon, M. (2018). Advancing stage 2 research on measures for monitoring kindergarten reading progress. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 51, 85-104. Clemens, N.H., *Lai, M., Burke, M., & Wu, J. (2017). Interrelations of growth in letter-name and sound fluency in kindergarten and implications for subsequent reading fluency. School Psychology Review, 46, 272-287. Forgarty, M., Clemens, N.H., Simmons, D., Simmons, L., Anderson, L., Oslund, E., Davis, J., & Smith, A. (2017). The impact of a technology-mediated intervention on adolescents reading comprehension. Journal of Research in Educational Effectiveness, 10, 326-353. Clemens, N.H., & Simmons, D., Simmons, L., *Wang, H., & Kwok, O. (2017). The prevalence of reading fluency and vocabulary difficulties among adolescents struggling with reading comprehension. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35, 785-798.
Researches themes related to understanding the psychological and environmental factors that impact African American student achievement, and the impact of the impostor phenomenon in academic and mental health outcomes.
Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectory outcomes within special education.
Investigates metabolic and cardiovascular factors that limit exercise performance.
Directs the department's Nutrition & Development program.
Experienced superintendent who focuses on how social, cultural, and political contexts in education impact school district administrators and their ability to serve all students.
Experienced swimming and diving coach and water safety expert who teaches courses related to swimming.
Experienced urban school superintendent and executive leader who focuses on social justice and high academic success for all students, school leadership, and equity in educational opportunities.
Studies community-based early literacy education programs for ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse groups of children.
Examines effects of race, class and capital in schools and society; investigates and extends traditions of critical pedagogy and philosophy.
Focuses on urban school and district leadership, inclusive practices for students with disabilities, and school improvement with an emphasis on addressing inequities in classrooms, schools, and communities.
Focuses on the instructional design and efficacy testing of early STEM interventions for at-risk learners, including English learners and students marginalized and underserved communities.
Dr. Dodd's research has examined the application of classical mental test theory and item response theory to attitude scaling, academic placement, adaptive testing, and standard settings.
Develops urban school leaders and assists them in their efforts to implement continued improvement strategies, create professional learning communities, and foster equity and high levels of student achievement within schools.
J. Mark Eddy's primary area of expertise is the development, refinement and rigorous testing of culturally informed multimodal preventive and clinical psychosocial interventions to improve physical and mental health outcomes for children and families. This work is done in collaboration with families and professionals from schools and other community-based service systems. Areas of interest include parent-child relationships; intimate partner relationships; family violence; parent management training; couples intervention; youth mentoring; early childhood education and family-based intervention; mothers and fathers involved with the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems and their families; children and families involved with the child welfare system; immigrant families; observational research; social interactional theory; coercion theory; cognitive behavioral therapy; longitudinal growth modeling; survival analysis; the development and refinement of effective communication processes between and among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in order to provide children and families with the most effective preventive and clinical interventions; training and mentoring the next generation of implementation and prevention scientists.
Focuses on preparing school professionals to address legal issues they will be required to consider as administrators based on her significant experience advising and representing public school officials and administrators in legal matters.
Researches and teaches social dances from the 19th century to the present.
Focuses on the history of sport culture, particularly Olympic weightlifting, and its impact on society.
Studies the outcomes of sibling status on human development and educational attainment, and examines the effects of China's one-child policy on the personalities of Chinese children and adults.
Focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior displayed by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Serves as Director of the Athletic Training Education Program and specializes in sports medicine, training athletes, athletic injuries, strength and conditioning, and sports rehabilitation.
Studies muscle physiology and adaptability across the life span in response to exercise training and injury.
Child welfare, child and family policy, foster care, teen pregnancy prevention, Latino families
Focuses on managerial mobility and retention, gender equity and personnel management issues in sport law, and effective marketing of participant focused sports.
Her research focuses on Latina mothers and daughters language and literacy practices, the teaching of young writers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, and family and community literacies.
African American student achievement; intersection of sports and academics; impact of race and gender on student academic outcomes; cultural theory in education; Improvement of academic outcomes for African American, Latina/o and other students; education; race relations
Works with culturally diverse individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to assess and treat challenging behavior.
Examines ethnographic language and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms, specifically focusing on how Latinx critical race theory explains the relationship between heritage language and culture and the evolving identities of future teachers.
Uses repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and fMRI to identify mechanisms that support learning and memory in order to develop targeted therapies for patients suffering from memory loss.
Expertise on the intersection of law and educational policies focused on access, diversity and equity; use and influence of research in law.
Oversees the Centers community college relations and serves as a point of contact for state leaders, funders and national higher education organizations.
Explores the intersection of the sociopolitical and mathematical lives of children with a focus on identity and learning.
Serves as Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Senior Associate Dean of Students, and teaches courses related to on-campus culture in higher education.
Interests include technology in education, applied learning, cognition, and factors affecting classroom instruction
Focuses on policies, practices, and interventions that promote social mobility and reduce socioeconomic stratification in K12 and higher education.
Develops school leaders with the knowledge, skill, and disposition to foster collaborative instructional systems to produce high levels of adult engagement in their unique school environments to assure every student learns well and thrives, with a focus on equity and continuous improvement.
Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Lucia Gilbert does not actively teach or supervise students for the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work. Lucia Gilbert's research interests center on women's career development in male-dominated fields and the influence of gender processes on career trajectories and work-family balance. Her current research focuses on the experiences and career paths of women in the wine industry.
Specializes in behavior, sports performance, and decision making in golf; teaches golf and courses need to be certified in physical education.
Focuses on identity development as doers and teachers of mathematics, experiences of Latinx students, and argumentation
Dr. Juan C. Gonzalez is Clinical Professor in the College of Education within the Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL). His expertise in student affairs leadership and administration, improving the college student experience, and expanding access to higher education for first-generation college students. Dr. Gonzalez served as the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs at UC San Diego from 2014 till the end of 2017. González has served as vice president for Student Affairs at a number of prestigious universities spanning a 25-year period. Prior to his tenure at UC San Diego, he held the vice president position at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Arizona State University; Georgetown University; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and California State University, San Bernardino.
Explores the intersections of teaching and learning science with multilingualism development. Specifically, she focuses on supporting multilingual students sensemaking, as seen through engagement in science practices.
Supports the clinical training of doctoral students, teaches clinically-focused courses and prepares students for psychology internship training. Jane Gray does not serve as a research mentor for students in the School Psychology program.
Examines principals and school-community engagement/community development, and issues of educational equity and opportunity.
Investigates neuromuscular control mechanisms during fatigue, training, rehabiltiation and aging with single-motor unit recording, and designs electrical stimulation protocols for individuals with paralysis.
Interests include curriculum and instruction, educational administration, bilingual/bicultural education, principalship preparation, and public school executive leadership.
Explores ethical campus leadership and factors that lead to successful leadership of educators.
Studies how to optimize early interventions for young children with challenging behavior and communication delays including those with autism.
Investigates biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases with an underlying inflammatory component.
Studies the historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political dimensions of sport and physical culture.
Restorative practices; school-to-prison pipeline.
Studies psychosocial factors in health behavior and health and well-being in adulthood and aging.
Focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy with an emphasis on school reform, equity and diversity in schools.
Studies the biomechanical and neuromuscular control mechanisms of human movement and translates this knowledge into practical solutions that reduce walking-related disability.
Studies how teachers and K-12 students integrate technologies in-and-outside the classroom for subject area learning.
Examines the intersection of sport and international political history.
Studies neural control of voluntary and skilled movements, development of brain stimulation interventions to promote motor function after stroke, motor learning, neuroplasticity, and brain oscillations.
Mitch's research interests include the role of humor as a site for the mobilization of community cultural wealth, relajo in bilingual contexts and he is passionate about the different linguistic varieties, dichos, refranes, modismos, and chistes of the Spanish-speaking world. In addition, he is fascinated by how minoritized mono/bilingual Spanish-speakers leverage humor in both affiliative and disaffiliative ways to navigate the US education system and what this could mean for theory, pedagogy, and practice.
Research interests focus on using Bayesian statistical methods to employ hierarchical linear modeling, specifically working with longitudinal and mediation data.
Examines the social and political dimensions of market-based reforms and privatization in education, including school choice and decision-making in K-12 and higher education contexts.
Studies biomechanics and changes in motor competencies across a lifetime with an emphasis on posture and locomotor control including populations of autism and cerebral palsy.
Studies school and community-based interventions regarding physical activity, healthy eating, and the prevention of chronic disease.
Bringing the experience of 28 years as dean of the College of Education, Justiz shares his expertise in topics of public policy, the politics of education, and providing equal access for minorities in education.
Interests include academic administration, faculty in higher education, and college student development with research on college teaching and minorities in higher education.
Studies statistical methods related to psychometrics, such as item response theory, response time modeling, diagnostic classification modeling, and stochastic test design.
Interests include racial disparities in vascular function and blood pressure responses during exercise in health and disease, and investigating the potential mechanisms for elevated sympathetic activation in patient populations such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among k-16 students, and technologies related to physical education teacher education.
Focuses on the nature and measurement of intelligence, including the validity of tests of intelligence, and understanding variables that influence school learning and academic achievement.
Missing data, Bayesian statistics, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, general modeling frameworks, statistical computing, and philosophy of science.
Research focuses on race and sport, leadership, and community building via sport.
Brings her experience in literacy education to UT with a specialization in preparing secondary teachers to work in urban schools.
Studies literacy, language, and multicultural education, especially involving new media and globalization.
Focuses on creating positive learning communities via social and emotional learning, organization/management, and differentiating instruction.
Teaches courses that examine the intersectionality of culture, organizations, and systems of privilege, power, and difference in higher education.
Studies student engagement in mathematical practices related to algebraic reasoning and mathematical argumentation.
Specializes in public health, epidemiology and the study and promotion of physical activity for health.
Studies the limiting factors to exercise capacity in healthy individuals and clinical populations.
Mental health and stress reduction Tobacco prevention among college students
Executive Director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, a consortium of community and technical colleges that share a philosophical commitment to support excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership.
Teaches handball and racquetball classes at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Designs and researches interactive learner-centered environments for all age levels with new media and emerging technologies.
Focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation.
Explores equity-focused STEM teaching and learning with an emphasis on elementary science education in urban contexts.
Examines literacy teacher preparation, specifically the role of coaching and mentoring that occurs inside programs.
Teaches yoga classes as both a physical practice and educational experience.
Teaches courses for pre-service in STEM subjects and explores student understanding of mathematical and physical models.
Focuses on identifying factors that hinder or promote the success of children and families from vulnerable and underserved populations.
Researches and develops programs in adolescent health promotion, primarily substance abuse and pregnancy prevention.
Studies stress and coping as it relates to professionals in educational settings, health and wellness, and the identification of psychological resources that can help prevent stress.
Teaches courses in weight training, conditioning, and aerobic activities.
Studies managerial economics in sport relating to the market power of pro sports leagues under three primary branches: industrial organization, labor markets, and public policy and economic development.
Focuses on motivation and how individual beliefs and social-contextual factors influence students achievement and academic behaviors.
Coordinates the placement of teachers in field experiences and prepares students for ESL education.
Researches the psychological health benefits of self-compassion, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology; developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion that is taught worldwide. Kristin Neff is not currently accepting new graduate students.
Effects of the built and social environment on health behaviors Neighborhood-based physical activity among adults and children Active travel for adults and children
Focuses on social justice leadership as well as specific strategies to create optimal learning environments for students and teachers.
Serves as Program Manager of Special Projects for the Center for Community College Student Engagement, teaches courses focused on community colleges.
Methodological: Multi-level Models in Psychoeducational Research, Bayesian Meta-Analysis for Small-Sized Study Pools, Sample Size Planning via Accuracy in Effect Size Estimation. Substantive: Instructed Second Language Acquisition, Written Corrective Feedback and Learning, Rule-Based Writing, Instructed Writing Development.
Focuses research on reducing sexual health risk behaviors in women with multiple vulnerabilities, ethnic minorities, and illicit drug users.
Supports the clinical training of MA/SSP students, teaches clinically-focused courses, provides supervision for students, and prepares students for MA/SPP internship. Jessica O'Bleness does not serve as a research mentor for students in the School Psychology program.
Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.
Advocates for social justice and equal educational opportunities for all students, and stresses the importance of teachers in education and principals as a key to school effectiveness.
Scholarly work has concentrated on understanding the processes related to the supervision of instruction, as well as on instructional leadership.
Studies the historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political dimensions of sport and physical culture.
A former Vice President for Student Affairs at UT Austin who focuses on leadership development for individuals and teams as founder of Gage Paine Consulting, LLC.
Desirée Pallais holds a PhD candidate from the Bilingual/Bicultural program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is very interested in critically examining how assumptions derived from established ideologies and policy initiatives, guide educators in different contexts. She investigates cross-language and cross-cultural aspects of teaching and learning with Spanish-speaking populations, especially in the area of literacy. Her current work is focused on using discourse analytic techniques to identify the linguistic and pedagogical contributions, and the perspectives of Spanish Heritage Speakers (SHS) who aspire to become bilingual teachers in the US.
Focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and behavioral health in topics of mens health, gender roles, and muscularity; conducts outreach with gender and sexual minority communities; development of mobile health interventions.
Examines the relation between marketing influence on adolescent risk behavior such as substance use, nutrition, sleep and energy drink consumption.
Focuses on adults with disabilities and their participation in higher education, study skills, instruction, and interaction with the criminal justice system.
Interests focus on civic education, democratic education, and teacher education within elementary and early childhood settings.
Focuses on embedding high-level cognitive skills training into academic instructions for children with severe learning disabilities that address the cognitive impairments underlying those disabilities.
Research centers on reframing how minoritized young children are constructed in early childhood studies through the use of women of color perspectives.
Researches the practical applications of biomechanics and dynamic postural control associated with sport-related injuries.
My work primarily investigates how social- and structural-level factors relate to the epidemiology of substance abuse and related harms among Latinos. This research has expanded the focus from individual-level factors that influence health and underscores the importance of social determinants of health that especially affect Latinos (e.g., migration-related factors, acculturation) in shaping substance use behaviors.
Develops and tests interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, emphasizing word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the vocabulary within math.
Prepares students to become educators in bilingual and ESL education and mentors novice bilingual educators.
Focuses on the efficacy of different kinds of sexuality education programs: teacher preparation for the sexuality education classroom, anddifferences between evidence-informed and evidence-based programs, and differences between teaching and facilitating within a sex-ed context.
Shares her expertise in student affairs, higher education policy, administration and finance, strategic planning, and leadership development.
Examines the experiences of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia.
Focuses on school conditions that foster high academic success for children of poverty, stratification of learning opportunities for children of color, and on state policy that facilitates student success across the education pipeline.
Prepares school district executives to lead socially just and equitable learning centers focused on academic excellence for all students.
Studies the culture of youth sports through elementary and secondary physical education curricula, and teacher education.
Focuses on gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational experiences and student achievement in STEM fields from a sociological perspective. Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods and analyses of large scale datasets.
Research focuses on men and traditional masculinity, with a particular emphasis on men's mental health, depression, help-seeking patterns, and their underutilization of counseling services.
Prepares students to become educators in bilingual and ESL education and mentors novice bilingual educators.
Dr. Erin Rodríguez studies family, sociocultural, and contextual influences on childrens development and health outcomes, with a focus on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting low-SES Latinx youth.
Engages in training and supervision of clinicians to support individuals with challenging behavior and difficulty transitioning between activities, particularly for students with autism spectrum disorders.
instructional technology innovation for learning transformation game-based learning playful learning & enactive role-play augmented / virtual reality for learning instructional systems design online / blended learning environments connected learning & digital equity
Research focus is on the detection of biases in perception, attention, and memory that contribute to depression vulnerability and on the utility of "big picture" thinking for regulating mood.
Leads the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success Initiative focused on Latino males in education; seeks to advance research-informed policy solutions that enhance educational outcomes for underserved students in secondary and post-secondary education.
Research focuses on bilingual and ESL education, high-stakes social studies testing, and activism in education.
Research interests include biomechanics, falls, exercise, aging, and public health with a focus on wearable technology and human hydration.
Studies the ways culturally and linguistically diverse groups of people use disciplinary the core ideas and practices of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to explain phenomena or to solve problems that are meaningful and consequential to them.
Focuses research on South Asian American college students, diversity training efficacy for student leaders, and work/life integration for student affairs administrators.
Supports school leaders in their efforts to implement continuous improvement strategies that promote growth for self, staff, students, and community in his role as an external campus intervention team member, professional service provider and effective school framework facilitator.
Interested in teaching and research in the area of multicultural counseling, exploring ethnic and racial identity development, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents.
Researches factors that influence language acquisition for children with autism by analyzing naturalistic language samples and neural measures of speech processing. Uses meta-analysis to examine intervention effects for children with autism. Contributes to investigations that use generalizability theory to examine factors that influence scores of reading and writing.
Physical performance parameters, movement pedagogy, motor skill acquisition, and maximizing learning environments.
Investigates issues in social justice and rehabilitation systems in relation to gender, race, and disability, and transition into employment from special education.
Investigates the interface between language and learning, socio-functional descriptions of both oral and written language use, how students learn from classroom interactions especially those that occur online, and affective factors that influence learning.
Designs higher education innovation strategy. Teaches graduate courses on technology, innovation, and problems of college teaching and learning including related interventions.
Studies the implementation and impact of educational policies and practices using quantitative and qualitative methods.
Identity, acculturation, cultural stress, crisis migration, adolescent development, family functioning, substance use, mental health, well-being
Scholarly interests include organizational theory and behavior as applied to universities, educational politics and policy, and the interaction and alignment of P-20 educational systems.
Cohort coordinator for the Department of Special Education's undergraduate teaching program.
Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.
Studies the biomechanics of human movement with a focus on performance and injury prevention.
Serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Associate Vice President of University Compliance Services to ensure the university holds high levels of integrity and ethical standards.
Teaches preservice K-12 teachers how to teach meaningful STEM content in innovative, student- and community-centered ways.
Serves as a faculty affiliate in Womens and Gender Studies and Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. Researches topics such as campus safety, higher education law, academic freedom, and higher education in Brazil.
Explores topics in ethnically diverse students with disabilities, veteran students with resulting trauma issues, and professional development for disabled students.
Focuses on the development of sport policies and the ways in which professional sport teams can be leveraged to generate economic, social, and tourism benefits for host communities.
Preschool childrens media use, survey design, formative research and program development for low-literacy populations
Recognized health and fitness expert with a background in both exercise science and strategic health communication.
As the Executive Director of the Fitness Institute of Texas, trains students on the techniques of fitness assessment.
Studies the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in schools, and the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents.
Focuses on how individuals successfully adapt to stress and build health resilience.
Autonomic control of circulation during exercise in health and disease, specifically in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Research interests center around how parent-child relationships, parental involvement, and child socialization shape children's and adolescents' development and learning across cultures and ethnic groups.
Please note: as an emeritus faculty member, Marilla Svinicki does not actively teach or supervise students for the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work. Dr. Svinicki's primary areas of research and practice have been the application of principles of learning and motivation to instruction in higher education and the development of faculty and graduate students as teachers. Recent research centered on classroom community, individual and group goal orientation during group work, innovations in clinical education for medical students, and Teaching Assistant training. She is recognized as an expert in theory and research-based instructional design, an interest that is currently being shared through her affiliation with medical education at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Dr. Svinicki also has expertise in working with teachers to improve the learning in their classrooms and with students to help improve their strategies for learning. She has published widely about these topics, but her most well known book is McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers. Written in collaboration with Wilbert McKeachie, this book has been used around the world by university teachers interested in learning evidence-based practices in teaching. In addition, Dr. Svinicki has served as chief editor for the New Directions for Teaching and Learning, and writes a column in the National Teaching and Learning Forum, a newsletter for university faculty and is often invited to speak about these topics at other universities in the US and elsewhere.
All of my work focuses on developing and testing literacy practices for struggling readers. This includes: * infusing literacy practices into elementary and middle school content area classes; * providing intervention to struggling readers; * translating research to practice for teachers; * designing effective professional development; * translating research into usable products for parents.
Event management professional who developed the X Games for ESPN. Teaches courses in event management and media relations.
Oversees the undergraduate program for Special Education, including internships, student teaching, coursework, as well as teaching at the graduate level.
Effects of vascular dysfunction due to aging, and the lifestyle habits that can prevent or reverse dysfunction. Role of peripheral vascular dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cognitive and cerebrovascular dysfunction Reduction in physiological functional capacity with advancing age Community-based studies in minority health Masters athletes as a model of successful aging
Focuses on university-wide campus climate initiatives such as developing inclusive classrooms, campus climate issues and support, and recruitment/retention of faculty of color at predominantly white institutions.
Red sash (master level) martial arts instructor experienced in styles from all over the world and author of many articles on the relationship between traditional martial arts training and its place in the modern world.
Dr. Deborah Tharinger is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology with a primary role in the APA-accredited School Psychology Program. She is also licensed as a Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners, and operates an independent practice. Her research and areas of interest include therapeutic assessment with children; adolescents and their families; developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; and professional Issues in psychology.
Specializes in the history of strength and conditioning, doping, women and sport, and history of physical culture.
Focuses on effective interventions for students with and at-risk for reading disabilities, with a focus on motivational process and use of data to improve instructional decision making.
Introduces students to the sport of tennis and studies the history of sport, specifically the evolvement of sports in Eastern Europe since its beginning in ancient Greece and Thrace.
Follows trends around cultural and racial identities, agency, migration, and social movements in education.
Intellectual and academic development of racial/ethnic minority children; psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests; social and psychological foundations of minority schooling; minority school failure and success; teacher testing and prospective minority teachers.
Specializes in urban education from a sociological and multicultural perspective, with a focus on minority youth in schools, particularly at the K-12 level.
Investigates effective interventions for a diverse group of students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners.
Serves as the Associate Director for Student Learning and Development and researches post-qualitative and post-structuralist methodologies, discourse analysis, and gender performance.
Directs operations at the Fitness Institute of Texas and manages undergraduate internships.
Focuses on how preservice teachers integrate critical literacy and culturally relevant practices into field-based literacy teaching.
My principal methodological research interest deals with the various facets of model specification, including, but not limited to, model comparison/selection and model modification methods. With the use of simulation techniques, I examine the performance of these different model specification approaches under manipulated conditions. With the use of real data sets, I also provide illustrations and demonstrations of alternative model parameterizations for pedagogical purposes. There are numerous models that may be employed to explain the relationships among variables. I am interested in employing models within the structural equation modeling (SEM), multilevel modeling (MLM), and item response theory (IRT) arenas. My other research interest deals with real-world data applications with these various modeling techniques. This is, in large part, due to requests from applied researchers to help with the methodological aspects of their study given my knowledge in quantitative methods. I enjoy these opportunities to collaborate with researchers in different disciplines because real-world data issues provide me with methodological research ideas as well as interesting examples to use in my courses when I am teaching.
Research focuses on preservice teacher education, critical literacy pedagogy, and restorative practices in education.
Expertise in Title IV policy and administration and higher education fundraising. Focused on issues of college affordability, under-represented student recruitment, and donor relations.
Teaches classes on literacy development, research, and pedogogy, with an interest in alternatives to ability grouping.
Examines P-20 education, the role of university- community partnerships, city and community resiliency, and the ways that identity and experience shape policy and opportunity structures.
Studies the cognitive underpinnings of learning and instruction (memory & metacognition), integrated with social-psychological processes (motivation & mindset), in direct applications to classroom practices, online instruction, and self-regulated learning.