College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
I was born and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and immigrated into the USA at the age of 15. Since then, I have lived in McAllen, College Station, Clear Lake, and Edinburg, TX. My teaching experience includes teaching mathematics at junior high school, as well at high schools in Texas. While at the public schools, I taught from regular eight-grade mathematics all the way to calculus, at the high school. While at The University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education, I taught undergraduate as well as MS level educational statistics courses. Similarly, while at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) College of Business Administration, I taught undergraduate as well as PhD level business statistics courses (Quantitative Methods courses). During my time at UTPA, I also served as Director of Academic Assessment, UTPA. I earned my BS in Mathematics from The University of Texas-Pan American, and MS and PhD in Educational Psychology: Research, Measurement, and Statistics from Texas A&M University. My research has appeared in various journals including Educational and Psychological Measurement, Educational Research Quarterly, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, Leadership Review, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, American Journal of Health Promotion, International Journal of Services and Standards, and Journal of Leadership Education and in various national and international conference proceedings.
I have also evaluated Even Start Programs, Peer Mediation Programs, and have done Assessment Consulting for school districts.
I have been with Walden University since Fall 2011 and have taught PSYC 6131, 6725, 8300, 8316, 8760, and PSYC 9000. I have also taught RSCH 6100, 8100, and 8200. Additionally, I have served on Residencies. Finally, I have also served on dissertation committees as dissertation chair and/or methodologist, as well as URR.