Focuses on biomechanic analysis and instruction, and neurological correlation to fine motor skills.
Studies long-term relationships with Latinx bilingual students and teachers using arts-based biliteracy approaches to affirm and amplify silenced perspectives, build connections, and develop bilingualism and biculturalism.
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. Is also interested in US-Mexico health, including addressing health disparities. Note: Dr. Ainslie will not be taking new students for the 2023 academic year.
Examines ways that school psychologists can improve the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for young children (i.e., preschool) from minoritized and marginalized backgrounds in early childhood settings.
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.
Critical pedagogy; critical theory; psychoanalytic theory; critical studies of race and coloniality; neoliberal reform
Investigates the relationship between social contextual factors and racial/ethnic inequity in educational opportunity.
Investigates the nature of STEM interests and interest-driven participation and learning, foundations of cognition in STEM disciplines, and learning out of schools.
Develops and evaluates interventions and assessments using technology to support the academic success of Latinx students and other students whose home language is not English.
Researches the effect of exercise on mental health to improve mood and reduce stress.
Dr Bearman's research focuses on the effectiveness and implementation of empirically supported practices for common mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and disruptive behavior) in publicly-funded settings that serve historically underserved populations of children and families
Studies how biomechanics affect human physiology and locomotion performance. Particularly interested in how body dimensions and muscle-tendon mechanics affect metabolism, fatigue and speed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Note: Dr. Brownson will not be taking new students for the 2023 academic year.
Researches instructional strategies and assistive technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities, specifically in Mathematics.
Specializes in adapted physical education and working with children with disabilities by providing sensory and motor integration training.
A member of the UT Proyecto Maestría Collaborative, she is a leader in Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
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.
Curriculum Leads and develops curriculum content, scope and sequence, standards alignment and performance assessments for higher education and school district curriculum. Certification Leads policies, practices and designs systems required by Texas Education Agency for admissions, clinical experiences and certification for the program and department. Leadership Development Develops equity-centered PK-12 school leaders. Designs and coordinates learning objectives, knowledge development, and effective practices for graduate students to apply theory into practice in their internship based on the following learning outcomes: *Develop Capacity for Teaching and Learning Excellence *Advocate for and Ensuring Equitable Support Systems for All *Foster School Culture that Values Inclusiveness, Diversity and Cultural Proficiency *Build Executive Leaders to Promote Ethical Policies and Practices *Partner Authentically and Equitably with Families and Communities
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.
Studies the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in children, adolescents, and emerging adults.
Explores the student, and faculty facilitators' experience, of teaching about psychological trauma. Teaches clinical students and supports their training and ongoing development as counselors-in-training. Other research interests include: counseling andragogy, counseling effectiveness for psychological trauma and attachment trauma, cultural humility, grief and loss, and university student mental health.
Investigates issues of access and equity for disabled people, with a special focus on systems change, research translation, and assessment. Note: Dr. Cawthon is not accepting new students for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Focuses on language and cultural influences on teaching and learning mathematics, particularly equity issues involving Latinx students mathematical thinking, the simultaneous learning of English as a second language and math and preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Teaches Karate and Self defense courses. Specializes in the striking arts.
Studies the mindsets and behaviors that motivate learning, achievement and well-being; develops psychologically precise, scalable interventions to empower people, improving lives and societies.
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 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., & Fuchs, D. (2021). Commercially-developed tests of reading comprehension: Gold standard or fools gold? Reading Research Quarterly, Advance online publication. Austin, C., Vaughn, S.R., Clemens, N.H., Pustejovsky, J., & Boucher, A. (in press). Relative effects of instruction linking word reading and word meaning compared to word reading instruction alone on the accuracy, fluency, and word meaning knowledge of 4th-5th grade students with dyslexia. Scientific Studies of Reading. Clemens, N.H., * Lee, K., *Henri, M., Simmons, L., Kwok, O., & Al Otaiba, S. (2021). Growth in sublexical fluency during early reading instruction and its relation to decoding acquisition. Journal of School Psychology. Capin, P., Roberts, G., Clemens, N.H., & Vaughn, S.R. (in press). When Treatment Adherence Matters More: Interactions Among Treatment Adherence, Instructional Quality, and Student Characteristics on Reading Outcomes. Reading Research Quarterly. 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.
Professional Development for Physical Education Teachers Teacher Education in Physical Education Technology in Physical Education including remote observation and communication
Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectories within special education.
Improving the accessibility and use of data and research to advance equitable policy and practice in 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.
Teaches and coordinates in a lecture position in the College of Education preparing, mentoring developing and coaching pre-service teachers for EC-6 ESL certification.
Studies childrens literature and researches the home literacy practices of families with young children in under-resourced communities.
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.
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.
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.
Falbo uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to address problems in education and health. She is an internationally recognized expert on only children, including their academic, social, emotional, and health outcomes. Falbo is also an expert on conducting cross-cultural research and research aimed at improving the education of ethnic minorities in the U.S.
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.
Focuses on managerial mobility and retention, gender equity and personnel management issues in sport law, and effective marketing of participant focused sports.
Examines the effects of state and federal policies on college access and completion outcomes for low-income and underrepresented populations including immigrant and English Learner students.
Dr. Flores' 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.
Investigates intersections of race, language, and mathematics through the experiences of Latinx students learning and doing mathematics.
Carlos Nicolas GÃ³mez Marchant
Higher education finance and policy, with a focus on equity in policymaking processes and the effects of policies Current research topics include: the differential effects of free college (or Promise) programs on students and higher education institutions, the development and effects of performance-based funding and other accountability policies for higher education, varying notions of equity and adequacy in state funding of public higher education, methods for incorporating fairness in predictive analytics used in higher education, the use of research evidence in higher education policymaking, including the engagement of scholars of color in higher education policymaking, and racial discourse in higher education policymaking.
Expertise on the intersection of law and educational policies and practices focused on access, diversity, and equity in higher education, including affirmative action, freedom of expression and inclusion, and the 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.
Interests include higher education policy and planning focused on expanding participation in higher education, improving graduation rates, and ensuring success in the workforce.
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.
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.
Specializes in behavior, sports performance, and decision making in golf; teaches golf and courses need to be certified in physical education.
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.
Research explores the intersections of multilingualism, scientific sensemaking, and teacher education, with a specific focus on the ways multilingual students engage in science practices through translanguaging.
Focuses on student governance and involvement in the areas of college student government, the student body presidency, sorority/fraternity life, equity and justice issues, queer students and issues in higher education, and educational crises and emergencies.
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, rehabilitation 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.
Researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among k-16 students, and technologies related to physical education teacher education.
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 diseases with an underlying inflammatory component.
Studies organizational change in sport through qualitative inquiry and historical methods.
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.
Research focuses on school contexts and teacher knowledge and experiences that support the establishment of digital equity for learning in K-12 schools, classrooms, and communities.
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.
Research interests focus on using Bayesian statistical methods to employ hierarchical linear modeling, specifically working with longitudinal and mediation data.
Exercise physiology; carbohydrate metabolism; ergogenic aids; exercise and diabetes; nutrition and exercise
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.
Interests include: student affairs administration, professional staff development, college student development, retention programs for students of color.
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.
Statistical methods related to psychometrics, such as uni- and multi-dimensional item response theory, response time modeling, cognitively diagnostic assessment, 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.
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.
Teaches courses that examine the intersectionality of culture, organizations, and systems of privilege, power, and difference in higher education.
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.
Elementary physical education; teachers'''' careers; assessment in physical education; teachers'''' goals and intents
Teaches from a holistic health perspective with a focus on personal health, including mental health, meditation and other stress management techniques.
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.
Focuses on the ways students learn in science courses using computational modeling.
Focuses on mediation analysis, causal inference, and longitudinal data analysis.
Examines inequities in digital spaces and focuses on creating technology-enhanced learning opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students and supporting in-service teachers to integrate technology in their classrooms.
Focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation.
Interests also include critical race theory specifically Latinx critical race theory and multigenerational subtractive schooling experienced by a marginalized majority.
Engages humanizing research approaches to examine equity-focused PK-16 STEM teaching and learning across urban contexts with a focus on Black girls.
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.
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. Note: Dr. McCarthy will not be taking new students for the 2023 academic year.
Teaches courses in cardiovascular fitness. Ie: Running, aerobic walking, circuit aerobics, and cardiovascular weight training.
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.
Experienced certified strength and conditioning specialist who develops curriculum for fitness professionals and conducts physiological assessment and exercise program design for those with chronic diseases.
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.
Marginalization and Perceived Mattering of PE Occupational Socialization Teaching in PE
Focuses on social justice leadership as well as specific strategies to create optimal learning environments for students and teachers.
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.
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.
Examines the contributions of strengths-based approaches in literacy instruction with Spanish-speaking bilingual teacher candidates and in-service teachers in the U.S. and in Latin America.
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. Note: Dr. Parent will not be taking new students for the 2023 academic year.
Examines the relation between marketing influence on youth and young adult 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.
Researches civic education, early childhood/elementary education, and teacher education to examine the role of relationships, community, and justice to make classrooms democratic and equitable spaces.
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.
Serves as Clinical Education Coordinator of the Athletic Training Program with responsibilities revolving around preparing learners for professional practice through the integration of content knowledge into clinical education experiences.
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, data-based decision making, and the vocabulary within math.
Studies predictors of risk for mental health problems in early childhood.
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.
I study student success for children experiencing poverty. I analyze how school leadership and state policy facilitate 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 the social construction of gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational opportunities and experiences 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. Note: Dr. Rochlen will not be taking new students for the 2023 academic year.
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.
Prepares students to become educators in bilingual and ESL education and mentors novice bilingual educators.
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
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.
Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies Education program area and is an affiliate faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural and the Cultural Studies in Education program areas. Her focus in the social studies includes critical historical inquiry in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings, as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also examines social studies teachers' enactment/countering of curriculum through narratives that include civic identities, agency, and membership of others.
My research interests and expertise center in the reduction of spatial health disparities in access to environments that enable physically active lifestyles. Specifically, my work focuses on understanding the context-specific relations between the built environment and physical activity; documenting and ameliorating geospatial health disparities; and using and improving objective measures to quantify physical activity and geospatial exposures (social & built environment). I also lead capacity building efforts for the fields of physical activity, public health, and spatial epidemiology in Latin America, other low- and middle-income settings, and for underrepresented minorities in the US, with a special emphasis on Latino populations.
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.
Investigates issues in social justice and rehabilitation systems in relation to gender, race, and disability, and transition into employment from special education.
College teaching and learning, online teaching and learning, online education, higher education, postsecondary education, distance education, remote learning, virtual learning, technology and education, design pedagogy, design education, design thinking, learning design, the science of learning
Studies how to ameliorate social inequities in the United States through higher education policy; focuses on college pathways at broad-access institutions, including community colleges.
Identity, acculturation, cultural stress, crisis migration, adolescent development, family functioning, substance use, mental health, well-being
Teaches and develops undergraduate medical fitness and rehabilitation curricula and works with the health fitness instructor specialization.
Focuses on the sociology of sport and cultural studies, sport management and diversity, inclusion and social justice.
The history of physical culture, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
Studies the biomechanics of infants in commercial baby gear and orthopedic devices, and parents/caregivers carrying infants during activities of daily living.
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.
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.
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.
Recognized health and fitness expert with a background in both exercise science and strategic health communication.
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
Examines how law and policy shape special education service delivery, how racialized minority and ethnic students are (mis)identified for special education placements, and how special education is provided in the juvenile justice system.
Studies how cultural beliefs and values shape parent-child relationships, parental socialization, and children's and adolescents' development and learning.
All of my work focuses on developing and testing for efficacy literacy practices for struggling readers. This includes: * infusing literacy practices into elementary and middle school content area classes; * empowering parents to provide reading support to their own children; * providing intervention to struggling readers; * translating research to practice for teachers; * designing effective professional development; * translating research into usable products for parents.
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 cardiovascular health Masters athletes as a model of successful aging Health benefits of swimming
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.
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 intensifying intervention through data-based instruction and attention to motivational processes
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.
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.
Literacy teacher preparation, coaching and mentoring, equity and justice in literacy instruction
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.
Expertise in Title IV policy and administration and higher education fundraising. Focused on issues of college affordability, under-represented student recruitment, and donor relations.
Uses lenses from organizational sociology to study how district leaders, principals, coaches, and teachers implement policy
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.
Dr. Yeh's research examines the role race, class, gender, and language plays in the constructions of ability in mathematics classrooms.