College of Education Experts


Jennifer K Adair

Jennifer K Adair

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

Expertise: 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.

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. Is also interested in US-Mexico health, including addressing health disparities.

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

Expertise: Manages and coordinates multiple research and evaluation grants and contracts for the Educational Research Center.

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.

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 those of Arab/Middle Eastern descent and African Americans.

Flávio S Azevedo

Flávio S Azevedo

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

Expertise: Investigates the nature of STEM interests and interest-driven participation and learning, foundations of cognition in STEM disciplines, and learning out of schools.

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.

James P Barufaldi

James P Barufaldi

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jamesb@utexas.edu

Expertise: Curriculum design, teacher education, science education

Sarah Kate Bearman

Sarah Kate Bearman

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

Expertise: 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

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 on sport history and strength and conditioning. Research focuses on physical culture history.

Tasha Beretvas

Tasha Beretvas

Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Faculty Affairs
facultyaffairs@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3007, +1 512 471 4363

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.

Edgar W Bessent

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
wbessent@gmail.com

George M Blanco

George M Blanco

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
937glisan1@gmail.com

John G Bordie

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jgbordie@utexas.edu

Gary D Borich

Gary D Borich

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
garyborich@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Borich is interested in the effectiveness of teaching methods, program assessment and evaluation, and strategies for teaching in a rapidly changing classroom environment. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Borich does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

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

Associate 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. 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.

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.

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.

Christopher P Brown

Christopher P Brown

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
cpbrown@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2288

Expertise: 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.

Chris Brownson

Chris Brownson

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

Expertise: 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.

Lawrence A Brownstein

Lawrence A Brownstein

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

Expertise: Teaches courses focused on human sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.

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.

Lucy  Camarillo

Lucy Camarillo

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
camarillo-may@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 299 6880, +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: 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

Norma V Cantu

Norma V Cantu

Ken McIntyre Professor for Excellence in School Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
ncantu@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8593

Expertise: 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.

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. <em>Cindy Carlson is not currently accepting new graduate students.</em>

Heather L Carter

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
hcarter@utexas.edu

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, adolescents, and emerging adults.

Stephanie W Cawthon

Stephanie W Cawthon

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

Expertise: Investigates issues of access and equity for disabled people, with a special focus on systems change, research translation, and assessment.

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. Also studies chronic absenteeism, the role of high school athletics in school settings, and computer science education.

Kevin O Cokley

Kevin O Cokley

Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
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. <em>Kevin Cokley is not currently accepting new graduate students for the 2022-23 Academic Year.</em>

North Cooc

North Cooc

Associate 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 trajectories 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.

Rosemary M Cuellar Torres

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

Ozro L Davis

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
oldavisjr@mail.utexas.edu

Noah  De Lissovoy

Noah De Lissovoy

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.

Susan K Dubois

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

Susan B Empson

Susan B Empson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
empson@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Elementary children's mathematics thinking; sociocognitive theories of learning, classroom processes; teacher development

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: 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.

Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata

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.

Edmund J Farrell

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
farrell@utexas.edu

Douglas E Foley

Douglas E Foley

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
dfoley@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: American ethnic and race relations; educational policy for ethnic minorities; ethnographic research; critical theory

Kevin M Foster

Kevin M Foster

Acting Department Chair, African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts
kmfoster@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4362

Expertise: 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

Christina Fragale

Christina Fragale

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Special Education, College of Education
tinafragale@utexas.edu

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

Maria E Franquiz

Maria E Franquiz

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
maria.franquiz@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: 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.

Joe L Frost

Joe L Frost

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jfrost@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Playground design; developmentally appropriate children's play; optimum play environments

Shernaz B Garcia

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
shernaz.garcia@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Bilingual special education; multicultural issues in special education; education of students who are at educational risk; prereferral intervention

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.

Lucia A Gilbert

Lucia A Gilbert

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
lgilbert@scu.edu

Expertise: Lucia Gilbert's research interests center on women's career development in male-dominated fields and the influence of gender processes on career trajectories and work-family balance. Her current research focuses on the experiences and career paths of women in the wine industry. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Gilbert does not actively teach or supervise students for the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

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. <em>Jane Gray does not serve as a research mentor for students in the School Psychology program.</em>

Terrance L Green

Terrance L Green

Associate 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 neuromuscular control mechanisms during fatigue, training, rehabiltiation 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-CURR, 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.

Xiaofen D Hamilton

Xiaofen D Hamilton

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.

Michelle  Harrison

Michelle Harrison

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
michelle.harrison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9879

Expertise: Investigates biomarkers that are predictive of diseases with an underlying inflammatory component.

Jennifer J Holme

Jennifer J Holme

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.

Joan  Hughes

Joan Hughes

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

Expertise: 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.

Thomas M Hunt

Thomas M Hunt

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tmhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1540

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

Huriya  Jabbar

Huriya Jabbar

Associate 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.

Julie M Jensen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

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: Studies school and community-based interventions regarding physical activity, healthy eating, and the prevention of chronic disease.

Sharon H Justice

Sharon H Justice

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

Expertise: Interests include: student affairs administration, professional staff development, college student development, retention programs for students of color.

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.

Timothy Z Keith

Timothy Z Keith

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
tzkeith@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Focuses on the nature and measurement of intelligence, including the validity of tests of intelligence, and understanding variables that influence school learning and academic achievement. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Keith does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

Deborah C Kelt

Deborah C Kelt

Assistant Professor of Practice-CURR, 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.

John D King

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
kingcorner@gmail.com

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

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lara.a.latimer@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190

Expertise: Teaches from a holistic health perspective, with a focus on personal health including meditation and other stress reduction/management techniques, and mental health.

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: 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.

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 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

Senior Associate Dean, 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.

Chris J McCarthy

Chris J McCarthy

Professor, 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
+1 512 471 1270

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

Sheri  Mycue

Sheri Mycue

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
smycue@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0000

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

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.

Alba A Ortiz

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
alba.ortiz@austin.utexas.edu

Martha N Ovando

Martha N Ovando

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

Associate 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.

Randall M Parker

Randall M Parker

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
r.parker@utexas.edu

Expertise: Rehabilitation counseling; adjustment to disabling conditions; vocational assessment; research design and data analysis

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 marketing influence on adolescent risk behavior such as substance use, nutrition, sleep and energy drink consumption.

James R Patton

James R Patton

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jpatton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4161, +1 512 740 4082

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

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

Expertise: 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.

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@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.

Richard J Reddick

Richard J Reddick

Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach, 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.

Stuart  Reifel

Stuart Reifel

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
sr10@utexas.edu

Expertise: Early childhood education; play therapy; early development

Colleen K Reutebuch

Senior Project Manager, Department of Special Education, College of Education
ckreutebuch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1218

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: I study student success for children experiencing poverty. I analyze how school leadership and state policy facilitate student success across the education pipeline.

John M Rich

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

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: Studies the culture of youth sports through elementary and secondary physical education curricula, and teacher education.

Catherine  Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

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 from a sociological perspective. Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods and analyses of large scale datasets.

Herbert J Rieth

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
hrieth@austin.utexas.edu

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Clinical 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. <em>Aaron Rochlen is not currently accepting new graduate students.</em>

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

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

Expertise: Dr. Erin Rodríguez studies family, sociocultural, and contextual influences on children’s development and health outcomes, with a focus on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting low-SES Latinx youth. <em>Erin Rodriguez is not currently accepting new graduate students for Fall 2022.</em>

Nancy L Roser

Nancy L Roser

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
nlroser@utexas.edu

Expertise: Use of children's literature in literacy programs, Classroom discourse; response to literature

Stephanie S Rude

Stephanie S Rude

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
stephrude@gmail.com

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. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Rude does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

Victor  Saenz

Victor Saenz

Department Chair & Professor, 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

Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor in Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3539

Expertise: Studies ways to make STEM learning experiences more equitable and inclusive, focusing on creating instructional materials that give learners more opportunities to participate.

Victor  Sampson

Victor Sampson

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

Expertise: 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.

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. Uses meta-analysis to examine intervention effects for children with autism. Contributes to investigations that use generalizability theory to examine factors that influence scores of reading and writing.

James L Schaller

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jschaller@austin.utexas.edu
+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 Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dschallert@austin.utexas.edu

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. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Schallert does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

Julie  Schell

Julie Schell

Assistant Dean, Instructional Continuity and Innovation, College of Fine Arts
julie.schell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1772

Expertise: 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

Lauren  Schudde

Lauren Schudde

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

Expertise: Studies the implementation and impact of educational policies and practices using quantitative and qualitative methods.

Allison  Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

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.

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, New Student Services
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

Professor of Instruction, 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 Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kstark@austin.utexas.edu

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. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Stark does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

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: Autonomic control of circulation during exercise in health and disease, specifically in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Marie-Anne Suizzo

Marie-Anne 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.

Marilla D Svinicki

Marilla D Svinicki

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msvinicki@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Svinicki's primary areas of research and practice have been the application of principles of learning and motivation to instruction in higher education and the development of faculty and graduate students as teachers. Recent research centered on individual and group goal orientation during group work, innovations in education for medical faculty, and Teaching Assistant training. She is recognized as an expert in theory and research-based instructional design, an interest that is currently being shared through her affiliation with medical education at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Dr. Svinicki also has expertise in working with teachers to improve the learning in their classrooms and with students to help improve their strategies for learning. She has published widely about these topics, but her most well known book is McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers. Written in collaboration with Wilbert McKeachie, this book has been used around the world by university teachers interested in learning evidence-based practices in teaching. She has presented and run workshops on these topics to institutions throughout the US and Canada. Svinicki is currently retired, but stays active as a reviewer of research manuscripts for education and psychology journals. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Svinicki does not actively teach or supervise students for the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

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

Expertise: All of my work focuses on developing and testing literacy practices for struggling readers. This includes: * infusing literacy practices into elementary and middle school content area classes; * providing intervention to struggling readers; * translating research to practice for teachers; * designing effective professional development; * translating research into usable products for parents.

Deane  Swanson

Deane Swanson

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

Expertise: Event management professional who developed the X Games for ESPN. Teaches courses in event management and media relations.

Katie K Tackett

Katie K Tackett

Associate 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

Expertise: 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

Deborah J Tharinger

Deborah J Tharinger

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dtharinger@utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Deborah Tharinger is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology with a primary role in the APA-accredited School Psychology Program. She is also licensed as a Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners, and operates an independent practice. Her research and areas of interest include therapeutic assessment with children; adolescents and their families; developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; and professional Issues in psychology. <em>Please note: as an Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Tharinger does not actively supervise students in the Educational Psychology department, but welcomes inquiries about past and current work.</em>

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 history of physical culture.

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Associate 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.

Keith D Turner

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
dr.keith.turner@gmail.com

Luis  Urrieta

Luis Urrieta

Professor, 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.

Lonnie H Wagstaff

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
moxley@utexas.edu

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

Expertise: Directs operations at the Fitness Institute of Texas and manages undergraduate internships.

Melissa Wetzel

Melissa Wetzel

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

Expertise: Literacy teacher preparation, coaching and mentoring, equity and justice in literacy instruction

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: 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.