College of Education Experts


Lawrence D Abraham

Lawrence D Abraham

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
l.abraham@utexas.edu

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

Jennifer K Adair

Jennifer K Adair

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jadair@austin.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 Alvarado

Cassandre Alvarado

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Moody College of Communication
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.

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

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 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 and School/Clinical Child Psychology Area Chair, 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. <em>Dr. Bearman will be reviewing applications in anticipation of taking a student for Fall 2024.</em>

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 0995, +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
tberetvas@austin.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.

George M Blanco

George M Blanco

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

Maura  Borrego

Maura Borrego

Professor, Walker Department of Mechanical 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.

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.

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.

Chris Brownson

Chris Brownson

Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
cbrownson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6990

Expertise: Research interests include mental health public policy, 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.

Diane P Bryant

Diane P Bryant

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

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

Debra  Cantu

Debra Cantu

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
debra.cantu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6137

Expertise: Leadership Development *Develops 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 *Build Executive Leaders to Promote Ethical Policies and Practices *Partner Authentically and Equitably with Families and Communities Curriculum and School Improvement *Leads and develops curriculum content, scope and sequence, standards alignment and performance assessments for higher education and school district curriculum. *Diagnose problems and challenges using school data, research and planning, implementation and progress monitoring and reflection. Improvement Science *Identify the Problem *Analyze the Problem and Diagnose Its Causes *Develop a Theory of Action *Design the Strategy *Plan for Implementation *Implement the Strategy *Assess Progress *Adapt and Modify for Continuous Improvement Certification *Leads policies, practices and designs systems required by Texas Education Agency for admissions, clinical experiences and certification for the program and department. School District Partnerships *Building a Partnership *Co-designing curriculum *Collaboration and Planning *Implementation and Progress Monitoring Executive Coaching *Design *Implementation *Strategic Planning *Progress Monitoring

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.

Heather L Carter

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

Stephanie W Cawthon

Stephanie W Cawthon

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Faculty Fellow, 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.

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.

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

John D Fair

John D Fair

Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
john.fair@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4890

Expertise: Focuses on the history of sport culture, particularly Olympic weightlifting, and its impact on society.

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: Assessment and treatment of problem behavior displayed by individuals with ASD/DD, methods for increasing behavioral variability in individuals with ASD/DD, and methods for preventing clinical relapse pertaining to challenging behavio

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.

Roger P Farrar

Roger P Farrar

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
rfarrar@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Studies muscle physiology and adaptability across the life span in response to exercise training and injury.

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

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, 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
Spanish Speaker

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.

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

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

Director of Clinical Training, Counseling and School/Clinical Child Psychology Doctoral Programs, 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 nor Counseling Psychology programs.</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, rehabilitation 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: Biochemical techniques including ELISA's, multiplexing, automated western blotting, associated data analyses, and standard wet lab skills. Research involving diabetes, inflammation, and neural control of circulation.

Carole K Holahan

Carole K Holahan

Professor Emerita, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
c.holahan@austin.utexas.edu

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

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

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.

John L Ivy

John L Ivy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
johnivy@utexas.edu

Expertise: Exercise physiology; carbohydrate metabolism; ergogenic aids; exercise and diabetes; nutrition and exercise

Julie M Jensen

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

Jody L Jensen

Jody L Jensen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jodyljensen@utexas.edu

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: 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.

Deborah C Kelt

Deborah C Kelt

Associate 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.

John D King

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

Dorothy D Lambdin

Dorothy D Lambdin

Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lambdin@utexas.edu

Expertise: Elementary physical education; teachers'''' careers; assessment in physical education; teachers'''' goals and intents

Lara  Latimer

Lara Latimer

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

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

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: Areas of expertise include designing and developing immersive, media-rich environments for learners at all age levels and research the effects of them using mixed-methods; studying the effect of other emerging technologies on learning and motivation; focusing on problem-based learning, project-based learning, and game-based learning pedagogical approaches; learning analytics in serious games and other online environments, and understanding MOOCs as an emerging online learning tool.

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 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.

Jill A Marshall

Jill A Marshall

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

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

Chris J McCarthy

Chris J McCarthy

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

Expertise: My Coping and Stress in Education Lab conducts research at the intersection of health, psychology, and education. The focus of our work generally is on promoting wellness and optimal functioning in educational settings. Current work includes studies on educator stress and wellness, focuses on understanding the stress that teachers and administrators experience and how to help them cope and thrive. We use both local and national samples of teacher’s and administrators to understand how stress impacts their occupational health and overall well-being. We also conduct research on group interventions, which is an effective way to help teachers identify and reduce the stress they experience in their work. Finally, we conduct research in Preventive Coping. Much of our work in this area includes the Preventive Resources Inventory, a measure of psychological assets that individuals can use to proactively cope with stress, particularly in the context of careers.

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 cardiovascular fitness. Ie: Running, aerobic walking, circuit aerobics, and cardiovascular weight training.

Sheri  Mycue

Sheri Mycue

Clinical Associate 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.

Alba A Ortiz

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

M  Ovando Villanueva

M Ovando Villanueva

Professor Emeritus, 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 youth and young adult risk behavior such as substance use, nutrition, sleep and energy drink consumption.

James R Patton

James R Patton

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

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, data-based decision making, and the vocabulary within math.

Richard J Reddick

Richard J Reddick

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate College, Undergraduate College
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.

Robert S Reifel

Robert S 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
+1 512 971 4076

Pedro  Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Department Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, 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.

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 the social construction of gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational opportunities and experiences in STEM fields from a sociological perspective. Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods and analyses of large scale datasets.

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Counseling Psychology Area Chair, 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>Note: Dr. Rochlen will not be taking new students for the 2024 academic year.</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>Dr. Rodríguez will be reviewing applications in anticipation of taking a student for Fall 2024.</em>

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.

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

Victor  Saenz

Victor Saenz

Associate Dean for Student Success, Community Engagement, and Administration, 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 students in secondary and post-secondary education.

Cinthia S Salinas

Cinthia S Salinas

Associate Dean Pro Tem for Educator Workforce Development, College of Education
cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3539

Expertise: Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies Education program area and is an affiliate faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural and the Cultural Studies in Education program areas. Her focus in the social studies includes critical historical inquiry in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings, as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also examines social studies teachers' enactment/countering of curriculum through narratives that include civic identities, agency, and membership of others.

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.

Justin T Samuel

Justin T Samuel

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
jsamuel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9756

Expertise: Centers research on college student identity development, personal branding for student leaders, and work/life integration for student affairs administrators

Julie  Schell

Julie Schell

Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Technology and Director of the Office of Academic Technology
julie.schell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1772

Expertise: Academic technology, technology-enhanced learning, learning technologies, online education, college teaching and learning, course evaluations, design thinking, design pedagogy, learning experience design, and developing expertise in generative AI tools in higher education.

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 how to ameliorate social inequities in the United States through higher education policy; focuses on college pathways at broad-access institutions, including community colleges.

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.

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.

Waneen W Spirduso

Waneen W Spirduso

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
spirduso@utexas.edu

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

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

Expertise: Studies how cultural beliefs and values shape parent-child relationships, parental socialization, and children's and adolescents' development and learning.

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Research 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 for efficacy literacy practices for struggling readers. This includes: * infusing literacy practices into elementary and middle school content area classes; * empowering parents to provide reading support to their own children; * providing intervention to struggling readers; * translating research to practice for teachers; * designing effective professional development; * translating research into usable products for parents.

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 Health benefits of swimming

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Department Chair, 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 intensifying intervention through data-based instruction and attention to motivational processes

Keith Turner

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
nobody@austin.utexas.edu

Kenneth W Tyson

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tysonhandball@yahoo.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

Executive Director, Meadows and VGC, College of Education
srvaughn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 423 8207

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

Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mmwetzel@austin.utexas.edu

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

Tiffany A Whittaker

Tiffany A Whittaker

Department Chair, 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.