Posted on August 28, 2018 by Amanda Cerreto

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce the academic appointments of two of our summer 2018 Ph.D. graduates.



Rebecca A. Thomas, Ph.D. , has accepted a competitive 3 year post-doctoral position at Oregon State University. Her position will be in the Ecampus Research Unit that was created by OSU in 2015 with a focus on online education research. The post-doc position is a particularly good fit for Dr. Thomas, enabling her to apply her training and experience in study design, participant recruitment, and dissemination obtained at UTSA in combination with her previous graduate work on student success at Brigham Young University. Dr. Thomas successfully defended her dissertation on partner violence in friends with benefits relationships in July 2018.  Monica C. Yndo, Ph.D. , successfully defended her dissertation in August 2018, and will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Austin, TX this fall. She will be a Psychology faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Yndo is excited about the opportunity to teach undergraduates and looks forward to the small class sizes Concordia is known for. She also looks forward to continuing to develop her program of research on the role of communication in intimate partner violence with the assistance of undergraduate scholars. 
— Amanda Cerreto