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Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Department Chair


210.458.8742
Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Interim Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.8742
Email

Room

MH 4.01.23L

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 & Internship Coordinator


210.458.8546
Eileen Achorn, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Lecturer & Internship Coordinator

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
Michael Baumann, Ph.D.

Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record for PHD-PSY


210.458.5720
Michael Baumann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record for PHD-PSY

Phone Number
210.458.5720
Email

Room

MH 4.02.80

Department

Psychology

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Research Interests
  • Group Decision Making
  • Affect in the Workplace
  • Perceiving & Leveraging Expertise
  • Affect in Decision Making
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


210.458.7352
James H. Bray, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

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


Brenya Buchalski, J.D.
Title

Lecturer I

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


210.458.7407
Thomas Coyle, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

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
James Deller, Ph.D.

Lecturer I


James Deller, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I

Email

Room

MH 4.02.18

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2019)
  • M.S., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2013)
Margaret Dicocco, M.S.

Lecturer II


Margaret Dicocco, M.S.
Title

Lecturer II

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.

Professor & Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs


210.458.2700
Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

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


210.458.5755
Ephrem Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

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


210.458.8055
Edward Golob, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.8055
Email

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
Paul Grubb, Ph.D.

Lecturer I


Paul Grubb, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I

Email

Room

Department

Psychology

Willie Hale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.8741
Willie Hale, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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


Megan Hoffman, PH.D.
Title

Lecturer III

Email

Room

MH 4.02.16

Department

Psychology

Monica Lawson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.8304
Monica Lawson, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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


Itamar Lerner, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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


Stella Lopez, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

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


210.460.0246
Ray Lopez, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I

Phone Number
210.460.0246
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.

Professor


210.458.6558
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

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
Augustine Osman, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean


210.458.6854
Augustine Osman, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Associate Dean

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.

Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record for MS-PSY


210.458.5727
David R. Pillow, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record for MS-PSY

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.

Lecturer II


Miranda Richmond, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer II

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


Shelby B. Scott, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Email

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
Casey Straud, Ph.D.

Lecturer I


Casey Straud, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer I

Email

Room

Department

Psychology

Alicia A. Swan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Alicia A. Swan, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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


Samuel Van Buskirk, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer II

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.

Lecturer II


David Weber, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer II

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 Professor & Associate Dean of Faculty, UTSA Graduate School


Rebecca Weston, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Faculty, UTSA Graduate School

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
Christina Whitemire, PH.D.

Lecturer II


Christina Whitemire, PH.D.
Title

Lecturer II

Email

Room

MH 4.02.18

Department

Psychology

Darlene Wright, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer


Darlene Wright, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Lecturer

Email

Room

MH 4.02.16

Department

Psychology

Education
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Clinical Psychology, DePaul University
Tina Zawacki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Tina Zawacki, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

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
Joan Antao

Administrative Associate II


210.458.4372
Joan Antao
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.4372
Email

Room

MH 4.04.56

Department

Psychology

Janice Marshall

Administrative Associate II


210.458.6582
Janice Marshall
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.6582
Email

Room

MH 4.04.56

Department

Psychology

Mary McNair

Sr. Administrative Associate


210.458.7352
Mary McNair
Title

Sr. Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.7352
Email

Room

MH 4.04.54

Department

Psychology

Assistant or Associate Professor Latinx Culture/Health

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Psychology. This position is in support of ongoing university-level initiatives in multiculturalism and health sciences. We are seeking applicants with a strong grounding in sociocultural theory and literature pertaining to Latinx populations, especially those whose research has implications for health behavior and health disparities in Latinx populations. Expertise in additional areas of clinical 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., cross cultural 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. The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field; a record of teaching, publications, and extramural funding or potential for extramural funding commensurate with the requested rank ; and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Cluster Hire - Artificial Intelligence - Psychology

The new College for Health, Community and Policy at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for two open rank positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to begin in Fall 2020. One of the positions is for the Department of Psychology and the other position is for either demography, kinesiology, or sociology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in one of the applicable disciplines: demography, kinesiology, public health, psychology, sociology, or a related field.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Cluster Hire - Human Performance - Sport Psychology

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has embarked on a focused cluster hiring plan in the area of Human Performance and invites applications and nominations for faculty positions at various levels and in multiple areas (Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition, and Psychology). The Human Performance initiative focuses on applied and fundamental research for the health and well-being of the global community. This community focused effort leverages strengths throughout San Antonio to develop research that can positively impact human performance for community health, elite sport and military functioning. Successful candidates have demonstrated (1) research competencies and capabilities commensurate with appointment levels in the department(s) of interest, as well as demonstrated, (2) interest in and experience with collaborative teaming and/or transdisciplinary efforts, and (3) commitment to inclusion and diversity.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Cluster Hire - Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality - XR Human Factors/Human Computer Interaction

The new College for Health, Community and Policy at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for one open rank positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Artificial Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Human Performance Psychology to begin in Fall 2020. This is part of a cluster hire that includes faculty in computer science, applied engineering and learning and instructional design. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and be able to teach undergraduate and graduate psychology classes.


Department of Psychology

Phone: 210-458-4372
Fax: 210-458-5728
Location: MH 4.04.54
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644