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Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0526
Expertise: Dr. Awad's research interests include attitude development and expression in the following areas: prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries. In addition, Dr. Awad also studies the psychological antecedents of minority standardized test performance as well as issues related to culturally relevant research methodology. Recently, she has been working on a project assessing the relationship between racial identity and body image for African American women.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 4257
Expertise: African American students; teacher knowledge and beliefs; curriculum development and theory; underserved student populations; sociocultural knowledge; multicultural studies
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 7498
Expertise: Dr. Kevin Cokley's research is in the area of African American psychology, with particular interest in the roles of racial and ethnic identity and academic self-concept in the academic achievement of African American students. More recently he has been examining the impact of the impostor phenomenon in academic and mental health outcomes, especially among ethnic minority students and women. Broadly, Dr. Cokley considers racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation, multicultural psychology and issues of race, ethnicity and culture.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0368
Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez' work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.
Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
+1 512 232 6008
Expertise: Urban education from a sociological and multicultural perspective, with a focus on minority youth in schools, particularly at the K-12 level. Other areas of interest include immigration, human rights, and U.S.-Mexico binational relations.