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Iliana Alanis, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Early Childhood Education
specific expertise

Dual Language Education; Early Childhood Education; Second Language Acquisition


Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D.

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  • Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development & Knowledge Enterprise
  • Department of Office of Research Support
general expertise
Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease
specific expertise

Chlamydia; Infectious Diseases; Microbiology and Immunology; STEM Education; Tularemia; Vaccine Development and Commercialization


Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Neuroscience, Aging, Learning and Memory
specific expertise

Christianity; Cognition and the Brain; Learning and Memory; Neurobiology of Aging; Neuroscience; Oxidative Stress; STEM Education


Bruce G. Barnett, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Educational Leadership and Mentoring
specific expertise

Cohort Development; Leadership Preparation; Mentoring; Moral Dimensions of Leadership; Peer Coaching; Professional Development; Reflective Practice; School-University Partnerships; Team Learning and Development


Theodorea Regina Berry, Ed.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Race and Education
specific expertise

Critical Race Theory / Critical Race Feminism; Curriculum Theory; Experiences of Women of Color as Educators; Urban Teacher Education


Emily P. Bonner, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Education in Low-Income Schools
specific expertise

Action Research; Culturally Responsive Teaching in Mathematics; Multicultural Mathematics; Successful Teaching in Underserved Populations


Amy G. Chanmugam, LCSW, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Social Work
general expertise
Social Work
specific expertise

Adoption and Foster Care; Child Maltreatment (e.g.: Child Abuse and Neglect); Children and Adolescent Exposure to Adult Violence; Children, Families and Interpersonal Violence; Family Interventions and Support Services; Family Systems and Psychological Trauma; Parent-Child Relationships; School-based Interventions


Crystal L. Colombini, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of English
general expertise
Rhetoric and Linguistics
specific expertise

Linguistics; Rhetoric of Economics and Risk; Rhetorical Theory and Literacies; Writing Assessment


Mari Riojas Cortez, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Education
specific expertise

Children's Play; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Latino Family Involvement


Abraham P. DeLeon, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Education
specific expertise

Critical Pedagogy and Theory; Cultural Studies; Educational Foundations; Historical Research Methods; Human Rights; Social and Cultural Analysis; Social Studies Education


Eugene B. Dowdy, D.M.A.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Music
general expertise
Music
specific expertise

Music Education; Orchestra and Opera Conducting; Strings


Carmen H. Fies, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Education
specific expertise

Science and Math Curriculum; STEM Education; Technologies for Learning


Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
general expertise
Early Childhood Education and Mexican-American Studies
specific expertise

Bilingual Education; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Recruitment, Preparation and Retention


Encarnacion Garza, Jr., Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Educational Administration
specific expertise

Minority Student Success; School District-University Partnerships; School Leadership Preparation


Mark S. Giles, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Race and American Society, Educational Leadership, School and College Access and Equity Issues, and African American History
specific expertise

African American History; African American Spirituality; Critical Race Studies; Educational Leadership and Policy; Ethical Leadership; History of Higher Education


Jianmin Guan, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Physical Education
specific expertise

Dual Sports; Measurement and Evaluation; Statistics; Teaching Secondary Physical Education; Team Sports


Janis Harmon, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Education
specific expertise

Vocabulary Teaching and Learning


Meizi He, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Obesity in Minorities
specific expertise

Food; Health; Nutrition; School and Community-based Obesity Interventions for Minorities


Dean Hendrix, M.A.

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  • Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Department of UTSA Libraries
general expertise
Instructional and Educational Technology
specific expertise

Information Systems Management


Becky H. Huang, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
general expertise
English Language Learners, Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
specific expertise

English as a Second Language Acquisition and Assessment


Crystal A. Kalinec-Craig, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Mathematics Education
specific expertise

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Education; Math Through Mariachi Curriculum and Te ALaMo Summer Program; Pre-service Teachers' Lived Experiences as they Relate to Recognizing Issues of Status and Participation in the Mathematics Classroom; Strategies to Support Pre-Service and In-service Teachers Adopting Responsive Mathematics Pedagogies for Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse Students


Sonja Lanehart

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of English
general expertise
Race and American Society, Educational Leadership, School and College Access and Equity Issues, and African American History
specific expertise

Language Assessment


Vittorio Marone, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Technology and Education
specific expertise

Computer Mediated Communication; Games, Media and Learning; Informal Learning Environments; Interest-driven Learning; New Literacies and Youth Cultures; Technology and Creativity


Nancy Martin, Ph.D.

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  • University College
general expertise
Student Retention
specific expertise

K-12 Teacher Control and Management Styles; Student Retention in Higher Education


Miriam G. Martinez, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Children's Literature
specific expertise

Children's Literature; Integration of Literature into Literacy Programs


Lee L. Mason, BCBA-D, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
specific expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Data-based Decision Making in the Classroom; Verbal Behavior


Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Psychology
general expertise
Stress
specific expertise

Clinical Psychology Topics (e.g.: Psychological and Physical Aspects of Stress and Coping in the Context of a Complex, Technological World); Veterans and Higher Education


John D. Merrifield, Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Economics
general expertise
Economics and School Choice
specific expertise

Economics (K-12 Education, Urban-regional, Environmental and International); Natural Resource Management; School Choice


Kelly L. Nash, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
general expertise
Physics
specific expertise

Biophotonics; Hurricane Katrina; Minorities in Science; Nanomaterials; Optical Spectroscopy; Photonic Materials; Science Careers Advocacy; Science Outreach


Sharon L. Nichols, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Policy and Testing
specific expertise

Educational Policy, Educational Testing, and Student Motivation and Development; Educational Policy, Teachers and Teaching; High-stakes Testing


Amaury Nora, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Higher Education
specific expertise

College Readiness and Completion; Factors Impacting Higher Education Student Degree Attainment; Higher Education Access and Success; Higher Education Financial Aid / Student Finances; Higher Education Student Persistence and Graduation Rates; Minority Student Enrollment, Academic and Social Experiences, and Degree Attainment; Student Engagement and Retention


Nathern Okilwa, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
Special Education
specific expertise

Comparative Education; Educational Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students (e.g.: Economically Disadvantaged; Students with Disabilities; Racial, Cultural and Linguistic Minorities; and Refugee Students, Particularly Those from Africa); Educational Policy; Social and Cultural Contexts of Education


Maricela Oliva, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
general expertise
College Access
specific expertise

Higher Education Policy; International Higher Education Collaboration; Latino Education; P-20; School-University Collaboration


George Perry, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Alzheimer's Disease
specific expertise

Alzheimer's Disease Development and Consequences; Consequences of Aging on the Brain; Neurobiology; Oxidative Stress; Parkinson's Disease Development and Consequences; STEM Education


Marshall K. Pitman, C.M.A., C.P.A., Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Accounting
general expertise
Accounting
specific expertise

Accounting and Auditing Education; Auditing, Audit Fees and Auditor Rotation; Governmental and Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting; Professional Ethics for Accountants


Lloyd B. Potter, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Applied Demography (esp. Health, Education, Energy and Water); Demography (esp. Texas Demography); Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Public Health, Mental Health, Violence and Suicide Patterns; U.S. Census


Linda Prieto, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
general expertise
Bilingual Education
specific expertise

Chicana Feminism; Development of Teacher Candidates (esp. Bilingual and Latina Candidates); Latina Mothers; Latino Biculturalism; Latino Education Issues


Harriett D. Romo, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Sociology, Mexico and Children
specific expertise

Early Childhood Education; Educational Experiences of Latino Children; Foster Youth; Mexico; Migration; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Childhood; Sociology of Education; Transnationalism


Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Social Work
general expertise
Mexican-American Youth and Adolescent Relationships
specific expertise

Adolescent Relationships, Dating and Sexual Relations; Domestic Abuse and Teen Dating Violence Prevention; Mexican-American Youth; Sexual Health Education


Misty W. Sailors, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Elementary Education
specific expertise

Literacy and Social Justice; Professional Development of Classroom Teachers; Reading Instruction in Elementary Classrooms; Reading Research Methodologies


Elaine Sanders, Ph.D.

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  • College of Business
  • Department of Accounting
general expertise
Accounting
specific expertise

Educational Issues in Teaching and Assessing Learning in Accounting; Judgment and Decision Making Issues Based on Accounting Information


Catherine Somody, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Counseling
general expertise
Music Therapy
specific expertise

Community Counseling; Counselor Supervision; Creativity in Counseling; Reminiscence and Life Review with Older Adults; School Counseling


Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Disparities or Inequalities in Several Populations (e.g.: Maternal and Child Health, Mortality and Morbidity, Early Childhood and Higher Education); Race, Ethnicity, Income, Place and Residence Disparities


Jeremy Sullivan, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Ethical Decision-making among School Counselors; Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Psychological Testing and Assessment; Training in School Psychology


Stephen A. Temple, M.S.Arch

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  • College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
  • Department of Architecture
general expertise
Architecture
specific expertise

Architectural Design Theory; Architecture; Beginning Design Education; Furniture Design and Making; Interior Design; Philosophy of Visual Perception; Photography; Psychology of Learning; Studio Education Methodology


Felicia Castro Villarreal, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Culturally Responsive Mental Health Practices in the Schools; Dropout Prevention; Psychological Assessment; Response to Intervention; School Mental Health Programs


Gregory B. White, Ph.D.

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  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science
general expertise
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
specific expertise

Cybersecurity Competitions (e.g.: CyberPatriot and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition)


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