College of Education Experts


Lawrence D Abraham

Lawrence D Abraham

Associate Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
l.abraham@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2684, +1 512 475 7000

Expertise: Focuses on biomechanic analysis and instruction, and neurological correlation to fine motor skills.

Jennifer K Adair

Jennifer K Adair

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jenniferadair@utexas.edu

Expertise: Research interests focus on inequities in early schooling and the intersection of immigration, race and early childhood.

Ricardo C Ainslie

Ricardo C Ainslie

M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Counseling Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
rainslie@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: 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.

Celeste D Alexander

Celeste D Alexander

Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
celeste.alexander@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4528

Cassandre G Alvarado

Cassandre G Alvarado

Executive Director, Student Success Initiatives, College of Education
cassandre.alvarado@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3997

Expertise: Focuses research on student success and graduation initiatives, including innovative college readiness assignments, student success programs and understanding the completion agenda.

Robin D Atwood

Robin D Atwood

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ratwood@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Robin Atwood has spent more than 15 years working on applied research projects focused on physical activity, obesity, worksite wellness, nutrition education evaluation, diabetes, and HIV prevention and care. She is currently working on issues surrounding changes in health care delivery systems impacted by health care reform and capacity building utilizing complexity science, generative leadership and an appreciative approach.

Germine Gigi  Awad

Germine Gigi Awad

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
gawad@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0526

Expertise: Studies the effects that acculturation and identity have on discrimination, specifically in populations of Arab/Middle Eastern and African American women.

Flávio S Azevedo

Flávio S Azevedo

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
flavio@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Investigates interest-based participation in STEM disciplines in classrooms and extra-curricular activities.

John  Bartholomew

John Bartholomew

Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jbart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6021, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Researches the effect of exercise on mental health to improve mood and reduce stress.

Sarah Kate Bearman

Sarah Kate Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported practices (ESPs) for children with disruptive behavior, trauma, anxiety and depression in community settings.

Kimberly A Beckwith

Kimberly A Beckwith

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kbeckwith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3205, +1 512 471 4890

Expertise: Teaches courses focusing on physical and strength training as well as sport history and culture.

Tasha Beretvas

Tasha Beretvas

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Education - Office of the Dean
tberetvas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0724, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: 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.

Maura  Borrego

Maura Borrego

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
maura.borrego@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Studies engineering and STEM higher education, including faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.

Matthew Bowers

Matthew Bowers

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
mattbowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2120

Expertise: Examines the management of systems for athlete development, including how different sport settings influence performance and participation over the lifespan.

Anthony L Brown

Anthony L Brown

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
alb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3902

Expertise: Focuses on historical and contemporary issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society.

Christopher P Brown

Christopher P Brown

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
cpbrown@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2288

Expertise: Centers research on how early childhood stakeholders respond to and conceptualize policies affecting the education of children

Keffrelyn D Brown

Keffrelyn D Brown

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
keffrelyn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4257

Expertise: Creates scholarship based around teacher education, especially relating to race and culture.

Chris Brownson

Chris Brownson

Associate VP for Student Affairs, CMHC Director
cbrownson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6990

Expertise: Experienced school finance administrator who focuses on ways state aid systems and school district budget practices can be improved to best leverage resources toward improving services for students.

Lawrence A Brownstein

Lawrence A Brownstein

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
lab@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 441 3946

Brian R Bryant

Brian R Bryant

Research Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
brianrbryant@aol.com
+1 512 232 2320

Expertise: Serves as a fellow in the Mathematics Institute of the Meadows Center and researches the support needs for those with disabilities and assistive technology applications.

Diane P Bryant

Diane P Bryant

Mollie Villeret Davis Professor in Learning Disabilities, Department of Special Education, College of Education
dpbryant@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2320, +1 512 471 4161

Expertise: Researches instructional strategies and assistive technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities, specifically in Mathematics.

Pamela S Buchanan

Pamela S Buchanan

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
buchanan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9390

Expertise: Specializes in adapted physical education and working with children with disabilities by providing sensory and motor integration training.

Beth E Bukoski

Beth E Bukoski

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
bb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4419

Expertise: 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.

Rebecca M Callahan

Rebecca M Callahan

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
callahan@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8347
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Research interests include immigrant bilinguals' transition from adolescence to young adulthood, as well as their associated educational processes.

Lucy  Camarillo

Lucy Camarillo

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
camarillo-may@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3434

Expertise: A member of the UT Proyecto Maestría Collaborative, she is a leader in Bilingual and Bicultural Education.

Debra  Cantu

Debra Cantu

UT Austin Principalship Program Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
debra.cantu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6137

Expertise: Coordinates learning objectives, knowledge development, and practical experiences through internships that contribute to a cohesive, high quality education in administration.

Norma V Cantu

Norma V Cantu

Ken McIntyre Professor for Excellence in School Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
metrocan2@aol.com
+1 512 232 7111, +1 512 475 8593

Expertise: With a background as assistant secretary of education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration, she teaches topics in civil rights and the intersection of law and policy in education.

Cindy I Carlson

Cindy I Carlson

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ccarlson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: 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.

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Studies the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in children and adolescents.

Stephanie W Cawthon

Stephanie W Cawthon

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
stephanie.cawthon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0378

Expertise: Explores individual, school, community, and system level factors that affect education, employment, and quality of life outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Joshua  Childs

Joshua Childs

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
joshuachilds@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Examines collaborative approaches involving community organizations and stakeholders that improve academic achievement and reduce opportunity gaps for students.

Kevin O Cokley

Kevin O Cokley

Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, College of Liberal Arts
kcokley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7498

Expertise: 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.

Sarah M Collins

Sarah M Collins

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
smcollins@utexas.edu

Expertise: Statistics

North Cooc

North Cooc

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
ncooc@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7923

Expertise: Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectory outcomes within special education.

Edward F Coyle

Edward F Coyle

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
coyle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8596, +1 512 471 8598

Expertise: Investigates metabolic and cardiovascular factors that limit exercise performance.

Don S Crowley

Don S Crowley

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
crowley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2205, +1 512 232 3949

Expertise: Experienced swimming and diving coach and water safety expert who teaches courses related to swimming.

Nancy P Daley

Nancy P Daley

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ndaley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Nancy Daley has taught Human Sexuality, an upper-division undergraduate elective, since 1996. This course addresses the physical, psychological, emotional, and interpersonal aspects of human sexuality. Daley is particularly interested in examining gender, sexual orientation, sexual coercion, sexual perversions, and sexual communication.

Noah  De Lissovoy

Noah De Lissovoy

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
delissovoy@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1954
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Examines effects of race, class and capital in schools and society; investigates and extends traditions of critical pedagogy and philosophy.

David J Drum

David J Drum

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ddrum@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0367

Expertise: Assists students in finding research topics, particularly relating to college student suicidality and health psychology, working towards integrative health care and improving access to mental health services in hospitals.

Bonnie M Elliott

Bonnie M Elliott

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
belliott@utexas.edu
+1 512 659 8309

Expertise: Helps educators develop a clear vision of how they want to teach before going out to their first professional jobs.

Toni Falbo

Toni Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
toni@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020

Expertise: 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.

Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
falcomata@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior displayed by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Brian K Farr

Brian K Farr

Director, Athletic Training Program
bfarr@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1273, +1 512 471 9885

Expertise: Serves as Director of the Athletic Training Education Program and specializes in sports medicine, training athletes, athletic injuries, strength and conditioning, and sports rehabilitation.

Sherry L Field

Sherry L Field

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, College of Education
sherry_field@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8327

Expertise: Curriculum history; oral history; social studies curriculum and teaching; childrens thinking and historical thinking; teachers as school leaders; teacher preparation

Christina Fragale

Christina Fragale

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
tinafragale@gmail.com

Expertise: Works with culturally diverse individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to assess and treat challenging behavior.

Douglas C Garrard

Douglas C Garrard

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
garrardd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2850, +1 512 471 5017

Expertise: 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.

Mary Claire Gerwels

Mary Claire Gerwels

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
mcgerwels@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Erik  Gnagy

Erik Gnagy

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
gnagy@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Specializes in behavior, sports performance, and decision making in golf; teaches golf and courses need to be certified in physical education.

Jane S Gray

Jane S Gray

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jane.gray@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Supports the clinical training of doctoral students, teaches clinically-focused courses and prepares students for psychology internship training.

Terrance L Green

Terrance L Green

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
tgreen@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Examines principals and school-community engagement/community development, and issues of educational equity and opportunity.

Lisa  Griffin

Lisa Griffin

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
l.griffin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2786

Expertise: Investigates neural control mechanisms during muscle fatigue and aging with single-motor unit recording, and designs electrical stimulation protocols for individuals with paralysis.

Dottie R Hall

Dottie R Hall

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
dottiehall@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8573

Expertise: Explores ethical campus leadership and factors that lead to successful leadership of educators.

Michelle  Harrison

Michelle Harrison

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III (4209), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
michelle.harrison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9879

Expertise: Research focuses on biomarkers underlying lifestyle behaviors, metabolic health, and chronic disease in at-risk populations.

Louis  Harrison

Louis Harrison

Charles H. Spence, Sr. Centennial Professor in Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
lharrison@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4785

Expertise: Explores issues in race and culture in physical activity and sport as well as identity development patterns of African Americans.

James V Hoffman

James V Hoffman

Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Early Childhood Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jhoffman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4041

Expertise: Focuses on teacher preparation, the classroom literacy environment and promoting literacy in developing countries.

Carole K Holahan

Carole K Holahan

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
c.holahan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2428

Expertise: Studies psychosocial factors in health behavior and health and well-being in adulthood and aging.

Jennifer J Holme

Jennifer J Holme

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
jholme@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy with an emphasis on school reform, equity and diversity in schools.

Elaine K Horwitz

Elaine K Horwitz

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
horwitz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4108

Expertise: Studies language acquisition from the perspective of second language learners, and how they affect the learning process.

Joan  Hughes

Joan Hughes

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
joanh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4145

Expertise: Studies how teachers and K-12 students integrate technologies in-and-outside the classroom for subject area learning.

Thomas M Hunt

Thomas M Hunt

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tmhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0994, +1 512 475 6189

Expertise: Examines the intersection of sport and international political history.

Huriya  Jabbar

Huriya Jabbar

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
jabbar@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: 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.

Jody L Jensen

Jody L Jensen

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jljensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2685

Expertise: 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.

Esbelle M Jowers

Esbelle M Jowers

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ejowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6027
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Jowers directs three major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children's Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Retention and Engagement Study, and the PMATS/Walk Texas! Project. Texas I-CAN! is an obesity prevention project that aims to increase both physical activity and healthy eating in elementary school children. This project is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Child Development.The goal is to train elementary school teachers to incorporate physical activity into their academic lessons daily and to evaluate the corresponding physical activity changes and academic impact on the participating children. This is a 5-year project that will recruit 30 elementary schools within Central Texas. Jowers was part of the creation and refinement of this program since 2001 and has extensive experience working with children, elementary school teachers, and independent school districts. The WIC Engagement and Retention Study is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/WIC State Office to examine both quantitatively and qualitatively the factors that influence participant engagement and retention in the program. PMATS/Walk Texas! is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/Texas Diabetes Council/Program to provide diabetes prevention and technical assistance/expertise to state-funded community diabetes prevention projects. Additionally, Dr. Jowers manages the online reporting system, termed the Program Management and Tracking System, for the Texas Department of State and Health Services. This system tracks clinical outcomes across various programs (physical activity, nutrition, diabetes self management) to determine the impact of the programs on diabetes prevention and control across the state of Texas.

Sharon H Justice

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
dsshj@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7551

Manuel J Justiz

Manuel J Justiz

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
mjustiz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1695

Expertise: 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.

Marilyn C Kameen

Marilyn C Kameen

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
mkameen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1695, +1 512 232 1696

Expertise: Interests include academic administration, faculty in higher education, and college student development with research on college teaching and minorities in higher education.

Xiaofen  Keating

Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
xk93@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3565

Expertise: Researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among k-16 students, and technologies related to physical education teacher education.

Timothy Z Keith

Timothy Z Keith

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
tzkeith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0274

Expertise: Focuses on the nature and measurement of intelligence, including the validity of tests of intelligence, and understanding factors that influence school learning and academic achievement.

Harrison  Keller

Harrison Keller

Deputy to the President for Strategy and Policy
harrison.keller@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8277

Expertise: Drives achievement of the president's strategic vision by coordinating long-range planning, policy development, and strategic implementation among academic and administrative units, and for organizing and overseeing strategic initiatives related to inter-institutional partnerships.

Deborah C Kelt

Deborah C Kelt

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
dkelt@utexas.edu

Expertise: Brings her experience in literacy education to UT with a specialization in preparing secondary teachers to work in urban schools.

Amy L Kinkade

Amy L Kinkade

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
akinkade@utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Focuses on creating positive learning communities via social and emotional learning, organization/management, and differentiating instruction.

Harold W Kohl

Harold W Kohl

Research Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
hkohl@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 391 2530

Expertise: Specializes in public health, epidemiology and the study and promotion of physical activity for health.

Lara  Latimer

Lara Latimer

Senior Program Coordinator-Tobacco Prevention and Control, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lara.a.latimer@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4351

Expertise: Addressing overweight & obesity, specifically through examining how the physical and social environment influences nutrition-related behavior. Tobacco prevention among college students.

Cecil W Lee

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
waynelee@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8587

Expertise: Teaches handball and racquetball classes at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Amanda L Little

Amanda L Little

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
amandalittle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6585

Expertise: Focuses on Early Childhood Special Education with interest in applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports and data-based intervention strategies.

Min  Liu

Min Liu

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mliu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6248, +1 512 471 5942

Expertise: Designs and researches interactive learner-centered environments for all age levels with new media and emerging technologies.

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Barbie M. and Gary L. Coleman Professor in Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
alexandra.loukas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9388

Expertise: Focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation.

Beth Maloch

Beth Maloch

Associate Dean for Administration and Educator Preparation, College of Education
bmaloch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3476

Expertise: Examines literacy teacher preparation, specifically the role of coaching and mentoring that occurs inside programs.

Jill A Marshall

Jill A Marshall

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
marshall@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9685

Expertise: Teaches courses for pre-service in STEM subjects and explores student understanding of mathematical and physical models.

Julie  Maslowsky

Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Researches and develops programs in adolescent health promotion, primarily substance abuse and pregnancy prevention.

Chris J McCarthy

Chris J McCarthy

Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
cjmccarthy@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4835

Expertise: 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.

Nicole K McLagan

Nicole K McLagan

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
nmclagan@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Teaches courses in weight training, conditioning, and aerobic activities.

Leslie A Moore

Leslie A Moore

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
lamoore@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0357, +1 512 471 4409

Expertise: Interested in human development and the role that therapy plays in enhancing development with a focus on the study of comparative approaches to counseling interventions.

Sheri  Mycue

Sheri Mycue

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
smycue@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2566

Expertise: Coordinates the placement of teachers in field experiences and prepares students for ESL education.

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kneff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Researches the psychological health benefits of self-compassion, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology.

Mark F O'Reilly

Mark F O'Reilly

Department Chair, Department of Special Education, College of Education
markoreilly@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.

Ruben D Olivarez

Ruben D Olivarez

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
rolivarez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8576
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: 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.

Martha N Ovando

Martha N Ovando

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
mnovando@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Scholarly work has concentrated on understanding the processes related to the supervision of instruction, as well as on instructional leadership.

Tolga  Ozyurtcu

Tolga Ozyurtcu

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tolga@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6018
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Studies the historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political dimensions of sport and physical culture.

Keryn E Pasch

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Examines the relation between media influence on adolescent risk behavior such as substance use, nutrition, sleep and energy drink consumption.

James R Patton

James R Patton

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
patton.jim@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4161

Expertise: Focuses on adults with disabilities and their participation in higher education, study skills, instruction, and interaction with the criminal justice system.

Katherina A Payne

Katherina A Payne

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
kapayne@utexas.edu

Expertise: Interests focus on understanding and furthering the relationship between public schools and the health and renewal of democracy.

Anthony J Petrosino

Anthony J Petrosino

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
ajpetrosino@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9681

Expertise: Research interests include students understanding of experimentation, engineering education, data modeling, and the development of expertise.

Keenan A Pituch

Keenan A Pituch

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kpituch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0672, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Scholarly interests include methodological research and applications involving multilevel modeling, missing data analysis, multivariate methods, and intensive longitudinal models.

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6556

Expertise: Develops and tests interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, emphasizing word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the vocabulary within math.

James E Pustejovsky

James E Pustejovsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
pusto@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0683

Expertise: Interests include meta-analysis, causal inference, robust inference, statistical methods for of single-case research designs, experimental design, and statistical models for behavioral data.

Soncia  Reagins-Lilly

Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
soncia.r.lilly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1133

Expertise: Shares her expertise in higher education policy, administration and finance, strategic planning, and leadership development as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Richard J Reddick

Richard J Reddick

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
richard.reddick@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7551, +1 512 475 8587

Expertise: Examines the experiences of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia.

Paul E Resta

Paul E Resta

Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
resta@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6128

Expertise: Examines how integrating technology into the classroom can be a catalyst for systemic change in the teaching-learning process.

Pedro  Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
preyes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8569
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: 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.

Geoff B Rich

Geoff B Rich

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
geoff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3948

Expertise: Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Curriculum Teacher Education Fitness Education The culture of youth sports Service Learning

Catherine  Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
riegle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2388, +1 512 475 8642

Expertise: Focuses on gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational experiences and student achievement in STEM fields.

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
arochlen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409

Expertise: 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.

Haydee M Rodriguez

Haydee M Rodriguez

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
taina@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5750, +1 512 471 5942

Expertise: Prepares students to become educators in bilingual and ESL education and mentors novice bilingual educators.

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0283

Expertise: Studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children's adaptation to stress, to better understand how family coping, language and communication, and sociocultural context impact children's mental and physical health outcomes.

Stephanie S Rude

Stephanie S Rude

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
srude@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: 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.

Victor  Saenz

Victor Saenz

Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7519, +1 512 471 7551
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: 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.

Cinthia S Salinas

Cinthia S Salinas

Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3539

Expertise: Research focuses on bilingual and ESL education, high-stakes social studies testing, and activism in education.

Victor  Sampson

Victor Sampson

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
victor.sampson@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7504

Expertise: Examines how people negotiate meaning when participating in the practices of science.

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0368

Expertise: 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.

Micheal P Sandbank

Micheal P Sandbank

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
msandbank@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Researches factors that influence language acquisition for children with autism by analyzing naturalistic language samples and neural measures of speech processing.

Michael T Sanders

Michael T Sanders

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
mtsanders@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5405

Expertise: Physical performance parameters, movement pedagogy, motor skill acquisition, and maximizing learning environments.

James L Schaller

James L Schaller

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jimlschaller@yahoo.com
+1 512 471 4161

Expertise: Investigates issues in social justice and rehabilitation systems in relation to gender, race, and disability, and transition into employment from special education.

Diane L Schallert

Diane L Schallert

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dschallert@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0784

Expertise: 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.

Julie  Schell

Julie Schell

Executive Director of Learning Design, Effectiveness, and Innovation, School of Design and Creative Technologies, College of Fine Arts
julie.schell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1772

Expertise: Designs higher education innovation strategy. Teaches graduate courses on technology, innovation, and problems of college teaching and learning including related interventions.

Lauren  Schudde

Lauren Schudde

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
schudde@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1623

Expertise: Studies the impact of educational policies and practices on college student outcomes using quantitative methods.

Edwin R Sharpe

Edwin R Sharpe

Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
esharpe@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8577

Expertise: 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.

Allison  Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
askerrett@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4883

Expertise: Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.

Darla R Smith

Darla R Smith

Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
darsmith@utep.edu
+1 512 471 1539

Patricia A Somers

Patricia A Somers

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
pasomers@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Serves as a faculty affiliate in Women's 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.

Audrey M Sorrells

Audrey M Sorrells

Associate Dean of Students for Research
audrey.sorrells@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5017, +1 512 475 6547

Expertise: Explores topics in ethnically diverse students with disabilities, veteran students with resulting trauma issues, and professional development for disabled students.

Emily  Sparvero

Emily Sparvero

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
sparv@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2383

Expertise: 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.

Carol J Spaulding

Carol J Spaulding

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
carolspaulding@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1539

Expertise: Preschool children's media use, survey design, formative research and program development for low-literacy populations

Dixie  Stanforth

Dixie Stanforth

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
d.stanforth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3950, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Recognized health and fitness expert with a background in both exercise science and strategic health communication.

Philip R Stanforth

Philip R Stanforth

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
p.stanforth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0081, +1 512 475 9694

Expertise: As the Executive Director of the Fitness Institute of Texas, trains students on the techniques of fitness assessment.

Kevin D Stark

Kevin D Stark

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kstark@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0267, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: 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.

Mary A Steinhardt

Mary A Steinhardt

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
msteinhardt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3535

Expertise: Focuses on how individuals successfully adapt to stress and build health resilience.

Audrey J Stone

Audrey J Stone

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
audrey.stone@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6016, +1 512 471 8589

Expertise: Studies the control of circulation during exercise, especially in those affected by diabetes.

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msuizzo@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0379, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: 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.

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Research Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
easwanson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2320

Expertise: Investigates the effects of infusing literacy, vocabulary and reading interventions into content area classes.

Deane Swanson

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dswanson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6018

Katie K Tackett

Katie K Tackett

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Special Education, College of Education
katietackett@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6566

Expertise: Oversees the undergraduate program for Special Education, including internships, student teaching, coursework, as well as teaching at the graduate level.

Hirofumi  Tanaka

Hirofumi Tanaka

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
htanaka@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4801, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Studies the effects of vascular dysfunction due to aging, and the lifestyle habits that can prevent or reverse dysfunction.

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
j.todd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0993, +1 512 471 0995

Expertise: Specializes in the history of strength and conditioning, doping, women and sport, and physical culture; directs the Ph.D. program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies and the Masters program in Sport Management.

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6551

Expertise: 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.

Luis  Urrieta

Luis Urrieta

Suzanne B. and John L. Adams Endowed Professor in Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
urrieta@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4129
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Follows trends around cultural and racial identities, agency, migration, and social movements in education.

Angela  Valenzuela

Angela Valenzuela

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
valenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6008
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Specializes in urban education from a sociological and multicultural perspective, with a focus on minority youth in schools, particularly at the K-12 level.

Sharon  Vaughn

Sharon Vaughn

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srvaughn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2357

Expertise: Investigates effective interventions for a diverse group of students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners.

Rachel M Watson

Rachel M Watson

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
r.watson@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0081

Melissa R Wetzel

Melissa R Wetzel

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mmwetzel@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1423

Expertise: Focuses on how preservice teachers integrate critical literacy and culturally relevant practices into field-based literacy teaching.

Tiffany A Whittaker

Tiffany A Whittaker

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
t.whittaker@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2749

Expertise: Research focuses on the examination and demonstration of various procedures used to model the relationships among variables, such as structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and item response theory with an overarching focus on model specification.

Jo Worthy

Jo Worthy

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
worthy@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 565 8638

Expertise: Teaches classes on literacy development, research, and pedogogy, with an interest in alternatives to ability grouping.