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  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Biosocial Criminology
    • Correctional Interventions
    • Crime Prevention
    • Criminal Justice Decision Making Systems
    • Disparities in Sentencing
    • Drug Control Policy
    • Gang Violence
    • Gender and Crime
    • Genetics, Neuroscience, and Behavior
    • Immigration Law
    • Jury Issues
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Legal Attitudes and Legal Socialization
    • Policy Reform Restorative and Community Justice
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
    • School Bullying
    • Victimization
    • Violence

    Department Chair:

    Richard D. Hartley, Ph.D.
    richard.hartley@utsa.edu
    210-458-2759

  • Demography
    • Demographic Methods and Trends
    • Economic Development
    • Education and Social Mobility
    • Family Demography
    • Health Disparities
    • Immigration
    • Inequality
    • International Migration
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Poverty and Inequality
    • Race Relations
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Social Change
    • Social Demography
    • Statistical Methodology
    • US-Mexican Migration

    Department Chair:
    Kara Joyner, Ph.D.
    kara.joyner@utsa.edu

  • Kinesiology
    • Prevention and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries
    • Long-term health outcomes associated with contact sport participation
    • Cognitive level of action processing in children
    • Examination of the effects of the intrauterine environment, such as maternal obesity and exercise on offspring cardiometabolic health
    • Myocardial remodeling following infarction
    • Upper limb motor control
    • Neuromechanisms underlying muscle contractions and cross-education of motor skills
    • Psychology: cognitive and educational psychology, motivation, learning, expertise, mental representation
    • Sport Psychology: attentional focus, choking under pressure, imagery, response-effect compatibility, ideomotor theory
    • Physical activity and chronic pain
    • Sports and exercise nutrition
    • Achievement goals and classroom climates

    Department Chair:
    Wan Yao, Ph.D.
    wanxiang.yao@utsa.edu
    210.458.5792

  • Psychology
    • Group Decision Making
    • Affect in the Workplace
    • Perceiving & Leveraging Expertise
    • Affect in Decision Making
    • Veteran Students’ Success
    • College Student Adjustment
    • Stress and Coping in the Modern World
    • Family Psychology & Health
    • Adolescent Substance Use
    • Primary Care Psychology
    •  Military Health
    • Post-deployment Functional Recovery
    • Trauma, Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Mental Ability, Intelligence, & IQ
    • Brain Aging & Cerebral Health Markers
    • Academic Aptitude Test (SAT and ACT)
    • Test Construction & Validation
    • Risk & Protective Factors for Mental Health
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Affect Science
    • Psychosomatics
    • Anger Assessment & Treatment
    • Pain
    • Belongingness
    • Attitudes About ADHD & Medication
    • Self & Other Perception
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Spatial Cognition
    • Attention and Working Memory
    • Perception and Action
    • Age-related Neurological Disorders
    • Couple & Family Psychology
    • Health Disparities
    • LGBTQ Populations
    • Interpersonal Perception
    • Belongingness & Authenticity
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Functional Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Cognitive & Socioemotional Development
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience of Memory & Learning
    • Sleep Effects on Cognition & Emotion
    • Child Maltreatment
    • Alcohol’s Role in HIV-Related Risk Taking
    • Health Disparities Regarding HIV & Sexual Violence
    • Sexual Assault
    • Behavioral Health in Minority Groups
    • Online Interaction
    • Personal Perception

    Interim Department Chair:
    Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.
    Sandra.Morissette@utsa.edu
    210.458.8742

  • Public Administration
    • Accountability in Local Government
    • City Mangers and Administrative Power
    • Civil Rights Litigation and Legislation
    • Community Development
    • E-Government
    • Emergency Management
    • Ethics
    • Intersections of Public/Private Organizations
    • Governance and Policy
    • Land Use Policy
    • Local Politics
    • Politics and Market Intersections
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Public Management
    • Public Policy History and Process
    • Urban and Regional Planning Urban Renewal

    Department Chair:
    Francine Romero, Ph.D.
    Francine.Romero@utsa.edu
    210.458.2501

  • Public Health
    • Accelerated aging
    • Alcohol Use
    • Behavioral Interventions
    • Biodemography
    • Cancer prevention
    • Cardiovascular health
    • College health
    • Community based research
    • Community Health
    • Community Nutrition
    • Diabetes prevention
    • Environmental disaster/mass casualty epidemiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Planning
    • Gender and Health
    • Gender Norms
    • Global health
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Policy
    • Health Promotion
    • Hispanic/Latinx health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hypertension
    • Mental health
    • Mortality
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Activity
    • Population Health
    • Reproductive Health
    • Sexual health
    • Traumatic injury epidemiology
    • Veterans health

    Department Chair:
    Sara Oswalt, Ph.D.
    sara.oswalt@utsa.edu
    210.458.8169

  • Social Work
    • Adoption and Foster Care Children
    • Families and Interpersonal Violence
    • Child Welfare Abuse and Neglect
    • Prevention and Intervention
    • Demography of Aging
    • Gender Roles,
    • Sexual Harassment & Assault
    • Disasters
    • Ethics in Social Work Practice and Education
    • Family Interventions and Support Services
    • Health Disparities among Minority and At-Risk Youth
    • Homelessness and Homeless Communities
    • Mental Health
    • Sexism
    • Racism
    • Domestic Violence as related to Collegiate and Professional Sports
    • Racial and Ethnic Disparities of Children and Families Served by Public Welfare Agencies
    • Role of Discrimination in Healthcare Services
    • Social Justice and Restorative Justice
    • Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
    • Violence Prevention as Related to Gender and Sexuality

    Department Chair:
    Amy Chanmugam, Ph.D.
    amy.chanmugam@utsa.edu
    210.458.2938

  • Sociology
    • Border and Latino Studies
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Migration and immigration to the US-Mexico border
    • Race and Ethnic Relations
    • Transnationalism
    • Multimedia Sociology
    • Sociology of Art
    • Sociology of Culture
    • Interracial Marriage
    • Minority Children
    • Sociology of Adolescence
    • Sociology of Childhood
    • Sociology of Family
    • Sociology of Gender
    • Adolescent Health
    • Child Malnutrition
    • Mental Health
    • Public Health
    • Psychology of Health/Illness
    • Reproductive Health
    • Multifaceted Linkages Between Religion and Various Social Institutions
    • Sociology of Islam
    • Classical and Contemporary Social Theories

    Department Chair:
    Raymond Swisher, Ph.D.
    raymond.swisher@utsa.edu
    210.458.4570