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Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550
Expertise: Gender; health; development; labor history; political movements (including Islamic groups); Political Economy; post-colonialism; urban social histories, popular culture; historiography; memory; liberalism; Middle East; South Asia
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Expertise: Dr. Bearman's current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0279
Expertise: Dr. Carter's research interests are reflected in her work in local schools. She has developed and overseen a school-wide social emotional learning curriculum, as well as the "Response to Intervention" three tier model for academic and behavioral issues, at a local elementary school. Dr. Carter has also coordinated a school-based intervention research project examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent girls with clinical depression.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 2116
Expertise: My research interests include: 1) The study of human performance management in non-profit athletic departments and other sport-related organizations; 2) work-family conflict in sport organizations; 3) the identification of reasons associated with participation and withdrawal in youth sport and the design of sport programs that increase and prolong involvement in physical activity.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
Expertise: How people reveal and conceal illness, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS, among friends and family, the ways people manage information about their illness, topic avoidance as a cancer coping mechanism, health communication and psychology
Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0533
Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.
Assistant Dean for Health Affairs, School of Social Work
+1 512 475 9367
Expertise: Palliative care, pediatric oncology, cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, interprofessional education, medical social work, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics
Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 0809
Expertise: Personal Finance (Insurance, cash management, spending plans, financial spreadsheets, credit, financial behavior); Family Resource Management (values, standards, & goals; mananging change; decision making; organization; work at home & at the workplace)
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 4936
Expertise: Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Latin American Jewish Studies, On-Line Scholarly Resources, and Sociology of the Arts, Comparative study of Jewish life in the Americas (Latin America, United States, Canada)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
+1 512 475 6585
Expertise: Dr. Little's research emphasis is on effective, data based interventions for young children with special needs and behavioral challenges and their families. Specific areas of interest include applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, and intervention strategies that support and teach children and families in their home, school, and community settings. Dr. Little is the coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education area and works closely with the Autism and Developmental Disabilities area.
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0551
Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples
Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8377
Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers
Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4753, +1 512 471 0883
Expertise: Atomic physics; laser cooling of atoms; trapping atoms; methods for enriching stable isotopes; desalination of water; energy efficient lighting; molecular motion; materials science; quantum optics; laser optics.
Assistant Vice President of Research and Policy, Department of Educational Administration
+1 512 471 7551, +1 512 475 8587
Expertise: Mentoring in higher education; status of African-American faculty in higher education; historically Black colleges and universities; best practices in promoting inclusivity and diversity in higher education; status of African-American families in American society; experiences of students of color in American higher education; qualitative research methods (phenomenological interviewing).
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409
Expertise: Broadly, Dr. Rochlen's research examines men and masculinity. He is primarily interested in addressing depression in men, particularly as relates to men's underutilization of counseling services. He has secondary lines of interest in non-traditional gender roles, stay-at-home fatherhood, and the implementation of technology in psychotherapy.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0283
Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez's areas of interest and expertise include: pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, asthma) and health disparaties; developmental processes in stress and coping; linguistic and cultural factors in mental health.
Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062
Expertise: Juvenile justice system reform, community-based services with youth, criminal justice, community-based participatory research
Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
+1 512 471 6652
Expertise: The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.
Assistant Professor and Fellow, Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair in Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Expertise: Methodologies and Educational Research; Citizenship and Social Studies Education; Migration; Cultural Pedagogies in Education