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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.

Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, Psychology


210.458.8546
Eileen Achorn, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.8546
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

Email

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Department

Psychology

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Michael Baumann, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.5720
Michael Baumann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.5720
Email

Room

MH 4.02.80

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Decision making, process, and performance in groups, teams, and multi-team systems
  • Social and situational factors, including workplace factors, in substance use
  • Perceiving & Leveraging Expertise
  • 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
James H. Bray, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology


210.458.7352
James H. Bray, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.7352
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
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
Tyler Collette, Ph.D.

Lecturer I, Psychology


Tyler Collette, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I, Psychology

Email

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Department

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)
Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost, and Professor, Psychology


210.458.2700
Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost, and Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.2700
Email

Room

MB 4.120

Department

Psychology

Research Interests
  • Translational neuroscience
  • Executive control development and its deviations
  • Statistical modeling
Education
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • B.A. in Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX
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
Megan Hoffman, PH.D.

Lecturer III, Psychology


Megan Hoffman, PH.D.
Title

Lecturer III, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.16

Department

Psychology

Joseph Houpt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


Joseph Houpt, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

Department

Psychology

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

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


Itamar Lerner, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

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

MH 4.04.22

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Behavioral Health in Minority Groups
  • Online Interaction
  • Personal Perception
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, 1992, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Master of Science, Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1985, Southern Methodist University
Ray Lopez, Ph.D.

Lecturer I, Psychology


Ray Lopez, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.04.22

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)
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.

Graduate Advisor of Record, Professor, Psychology


210.458.6558
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.
Title

Graduate Advisor of Record, Professor, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.6558
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
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)
Miranda Richmond, Ph.D.

Graduate Advisor of Record, Senior Lecturer, Psychology


Miranda Richmond, Ph.D.
Title

Graduate Advisor of Record, Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.02.16

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
  • M.S. in Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2008)
  • B.S. in Psychology, Angelo State University (2005)
Shelby B. Scott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Shelby B. Scott, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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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


Alicia A. Swan, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email

Room

MH 4.01.48

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
Janice Marshall

Administrative Manager, Psychology


210.458.6582
Janice Marshall
Title

Administrative Manager, Psychology

Phone Number
210.458.6582
Email

Room

MH 4.04.56

Department

Psychology

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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Department

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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

Employment Opportunities
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology. This position is in support of ongoing university-level initiatives in health sciences. We are seeking applicants with a strong grounding in sociocultural theory and biopsychosocial models of health, especially those whose research has implications for health behavior, health disparities, and military health. Expertise in additional areas of clinical, developmental, or social psychology and in statistical analyses are desirable, but not required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in this area (e.g., health psychology, health disparities), to teach other courses appropriate to their expertise, direct masters and doctoral students, maintain a successful research program, and secure extramural funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology; a record of teaching, publications, and extramural funding or potential for extramural funding commensurate; and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. Additional information can be found at: http://hcap.utsa.edu/psychology/ Applicants should submit their application packages to the Talent Acquisition System at UTSA https://www.utsa.edu/hr/employment/ All applications received by November 30, 2020 will be given priority consideration. Applications received after that date will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


Department of Psychology

Phone: 210-458-6582
Fax: 210-458-5728
Location: MH 4.04.54
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644