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Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Psychology


210.458.8742
Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8742
Email

Room

MH 4.04.54B

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Military Health
  • Post-deployment Functional Recovery
  • Trauma, Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors
  • Smoking Cessation
Education
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2001, Boston University (APA approved)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1997, Boston University
  • B.A. in Psychology, 1993, University of Vermont
Faculty
Eileen Achorn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction, Psychology


Eileen Achorn, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor of Instruction, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.04.40

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Brian Armenta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Brian Armenta, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Department

Psychology

Michael Baumann, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.5720
Michael Baumann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.5720
Email

Room

MB 2.422

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Decision making, process, and performance in groups, teams, and multi-team systems
  • Perceiving & Leveraging Expertise
  • Social and situational factors, including workplace factors, in substance use
  • Negative attitudes toward women (especially in the workplace)
Education
  • Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Northwestern University
Alexis Blessing, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology


Alexis Blessing, Ph.D.
Title

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology

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James H. Bray, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.3061
James H. Bray, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.3061
Email

Room

MH 4.04.54

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Family Psychology & Health
  • Adolescent Substance Use
  • Primary Care Psychology
Education
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1980, University of Houston
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, 1978, University of Houston
  • B.S., Psychology, 1976, University of Houston
Denver Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Denver Brown, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MB 2.410

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Exercise Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
  • Time Use Epidemiology
  • Physical Activity Determinants
  • Movement Behaviors and Health
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, 2021, McMaster University, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Exercise Medicine, 2020, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, 2018, McMaster University, Canada
  • M.Sc. in Kinesiology, 2014, McMaster University, Canada
  • Hon. B.Sc. in Kinesiology, 2012, McMaster University, Canada
Brenya Buchalski, J.D.

Lecturer I, Psychology


Brenya Buchalski, J.D.
Title

Lecturer I, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.18

Department

Psychology

Education
  • J.D. , Law, University of Maryland School of Law
  • M.A., Mental Health (Community Counseling), St. Mary's University
  • B.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Coyle, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.7407
Thomas Coyle, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.7407
Email

Room

MH 4.04.40

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Mental Ability, Intelligence, & IQ
  • Brain Aging & Cerebral Health Markers
  • Academic Aptitude Test (SAT and ACT)
Education
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Florida
  • M.A., Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.A., Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
Margaret Dicocco, M.S.

Lecturer II, Psychology


Margaret Dicocco, M.S.
Title

Lecturer II, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.26

Department

Psychology

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Education
  • Ph.D., Applied Psychology (A.B.D.), Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • M.S. , Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (1998)
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (1995)
Ephrem Fernandez, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.5755
Ephrem Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.5755
Email

Room

MH 4.01.44

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Affect Science
  • Psychosomatics
  • Anger Assessment & Treatment
  • Pain
Education
  • Internship, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ohio State University
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Miami University
  • B.A. (Honors), University of Western Australia
Edward Golob, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.8055
http://www.golobcogneurolab.org/
Edward Golob, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8055
Email

Website
http://www.golobcogneurolab.org/
Room

MH 4.02.52

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Spatial Cognition
  • Attention and Working Memory
  • Perception and Action
  • Age-related Neurological Disorders
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2001, University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, 1999, Dartmouth College
  • B.A. in Psychology, 1991, Capital University
Willie Hale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


210.458.8741
Willie Hale, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8741
Email

Room

MH 4.02.82

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Interpersonal Perception
  • Belongingness & Authenticity
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Education
  • Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.S., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Philosophy, Creighton University
Joseph Houpt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


Joseph Houpt, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

Department

Psychology

Janelle Kohler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Graduate Advisor of Record, Psychology


Janelle Kohler, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Graduate Advisor of Record, Psychology

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Department

Monica Lawson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


210.458.8304
Monica Lawson, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8304
Email

Room

MH 4.02.38

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Cognitive & Socioemotional Development
  • Child Maltreatment
Education
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Child Development), 2016, University of Toledo
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology (Child Development), 2014, University of Toledo
  • B.S. in Psychology (Minor: Mathematics), 2012, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Itamar Lerner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


https://lerner.sleepmemory.lab.utsa.edu/
Itamar Lerner, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

Website
https://lerner.sleepmemory.lab.utsa.edu/
Room

MH 4.04.42

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience of Memory & Learning
  • Sleep Effects on Cognition & Emotion
Education
  • Ph.D., Brain Sciences: Computation and Information Processing, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • B.A., Psychobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Stella Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


Stella Lopez, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MB 2.442

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Person Perception
  • Performance Success and Failure
  • Research Methodologies
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, 1992, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1985, Southern Methodist University
Ray Lopez, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Psychology


Ray Lopez, Ph.D.
Title

Professor of Practice, Psychology

Email

Room

MB 2.442

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (1993)
  • M.S. in Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (1992)
  • B.A. in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin (1986)
Miriam Martinez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research


Miriam Martinez, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor of Research

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Department

Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.

Graduate Advisor of Record, Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Psychology


Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.
Title

Graduate Advisor of Record, Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 04.02.32

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Veteran Students' Success
  • College Student Adjustment
  • Stress and Coping in the Modern World
Education
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego-San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program, 1991
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981
Alan Meca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


https://hcap.utsa.edu/tardislab/
Alan Meca, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

Website
https://hcap.utsa.edu/tardislab/
Room

MB 2.420

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Identity development across variety of domains including ethnic/racial identity, parental identity, military identity, etc.
  • Cultural Identity Development among ethnic/racial minorities
  • Acculturation and cultural stress among immigrant populations
Education
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, 2014, Florida International University
  • M.S. in Developmental Psychology, 2012, Florida International University
  • B.A. in Psychology, 2010, Florida International University
Jeffrey Mock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research, Psychology


Jeffrey Mock, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor of Research, Psychology

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Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Psychology


210.458.8742
Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8742
Email

Room

MH 4.04.54B

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Military Health
  • Post-deployment Functional Recovery
  • Trauma, Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors
  • Smoking Cessation
Education
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2001, Boston University (APA approved)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1997, Boston University
  • B.A. in Psychology, 1993, University of Vermont
Augustine Osman, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.6854
Augustine Osman, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.6854
Email

Room

MH 04.01.52C

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Test Construction & Validation
  • Risk & Protective Factors for Mental Health
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
Education
  • M.A., Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology & Philosophy, West Virginia University
David R. Pillow, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair, Professor, Psychology


210.458.5727
David R. Pillow, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Chair, Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.5727
Email

Room

MH 4.04.14

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Belongingness
  • Attitudes About ADHD & Medication
  • Self & Other Perception
  • Quantitative Methods
Education
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Arizona State University (1991)
  • M.A. in Social Psychology, Arizona State University (1987)
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (1982)
Fred Previc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction, Psychology


Fred Previc, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor of Instruction, Psychology

Email

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Education
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1974
  • M.A., Hollins University, 1977
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1982
Shelby B. Scott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


https://www.pridefamilystudies.com
Shelby B. Scott, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

Website
https://www.pridefamilystudies.com
Room

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Couple & Family Psychology
  • Health Disparities
  • LGBTQ Populations
Education
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2016, University of Denver (APA approved)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 2012, University of Denver
  • B.A. in Psychology, 2009, University of Houston
Alicia A. Swan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


210.458.6941
Alicia A. Swan, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.6941
Email

Room

MB 2.460

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Functional Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
Education
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • M.A., Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • B.A., Psychology, Purdue University
Samuel Van Buskirk, Ph.D.

Lecturer II, Psychology


Samuel Van Buskirk, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer II, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.05.07

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2018)
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, California Lutheran University (2013)
  • B.A., Psychology, California State University Chanel Islands (2011)
David Weber, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Psychology


David Weber, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.05.07

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2018)
  • M.S. in Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2008)
  • B.A. in Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2002)
Rebecca Weston, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, the Graduate School, Associate Professor, Psychology


Rebecca Weston, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Dean, the Graduate School, Associate Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.36

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Quantitative Methods
Education
  • Ph.D., M.A., The University of North Texas
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Tina Zawacki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


Tina Zawacki, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.42

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Alcohol’s Role in HIV-Related Risk Taking
  • Health Disparities Regarding HIV & Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Assault
Education
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.A. in Social Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • B.S. in Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Staff
Allison Asher

Administrative Manager, Psychology


Allison Asher
Title

Administrative Manager, Psychology

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Department

Angela Garcia

Administrative Associate II, Psychology


Angela Garcia
Title

Administrative Associate II, Psychology

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Emeritus Faculty
Raymond Baird, PH.D.

Professor Emeritus

Raymond Baird, PH.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus

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Department

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James Dykes, PH.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

James Dykes, PH.D.
Title

Associate Professor Emeritus

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Ann Eisenberg

Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Ann Eisenberg
Title

Professor Emeritus, Psychology

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Raymond Garza, PH.D.

Professor Emeritus

Raymond Garza, PH.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus

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Michael Ryan, PH.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Michael Ryan, PH.D.
Title

Associate Professor Emeritus

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Department of Psychology

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Fax: 210-458-5728
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