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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:
    Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
    m.r.smith@utsa.edu
    210.458.2686

  • 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:
    Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
    johnelle.sparks@utsa.edu
    210.458.3141

  • 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.edu210.458.8742

     

  • 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

  • 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:
    Xiaohe Xu, Ph.D.
    xiaohe.xu@utsa.edu
    210.458.4570