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Dr. Mary Boggiano
Associate Professor
 
Dr. Kimberley McClure
Associate Professor
 
Dr. Jorge Ramírez
Research Scientist










Dr. Isabel Sumaya
Associate Professor

























Dr. Robert Hitlan
Associate Professor

















 
Dr. Dawn McQuiston
Associate Professor











Dr. Azenett Garza
Associate Professor
 
Dr. James Billings
Visiting Assistant Professor
 
Dr. Scott Culhane
Associate Professor



Dr. Monica Skewes
Assistant Professor








   
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Employment of Ph.D. Alumni    

Ph.D. Year*

Name / E-mail

Position/Affiliation

1996

James W. Schutte

schutte@htg.net

Legal Psychologist (1996-present)

Guido A. Barrientos, Ph.D. & Associates

El Paso, TX

James W. Schutte, Ph. D.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

1998

Mary M. Boggiano

(formerly Mary M. Hagan)

boggiano@uab.edu


Associate Professor (2005-present)

Assistant Professor (2000-2005)

Behavioral Neuroscience Program

Department of Psychology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Postdoctoral Scholar (1998-2000)

Department of Psychiatry

School of Medicine

University of Cincinnati 

1998

Kimberley A. McClure KA-Mcclure@wiu.edu

Associate Professor (present)

Assistant Professor (1998-)

Department of Psychology

Western Illinois University

1999

James D. Sanders jsanders@sandburg.edu

Associate Professor (present)

Assistant Professor (1998-)

Department of Psychology

Carl Sandburg College

2000

Dora I. Lozano

dlozano@uacj.mx

Assistant Professor (present)

Department of Psychology
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Postdoctoral Scholar (2000-)

Department of Psychology

University of Southern California

2000

Jorge I. Ramirez

jramirez@ori.org

Research Scientist (2012-present)

Oregon Research Institute

Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Professor (2001-2012)

Department of Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Scholar (2000-2001) 

Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles

2000

Mary Herrald

mherrald@utep.edu

Program Evaluator (2000-present)

Ysleta Central School District

2000

Assistant Professor (2009-present) 
Department of Psychology

Our Lady of the Lake University

Senior Researcher (2002-2009)

Evaluation, Assessment & Measurement

University of Oklahoma

Coordinator, Challenge Grant (2000-2002)

College of Education
University of Texas at El Paso

2001

Isabel C. Sumaya

isumaya@csub.edu

Associate Professor (2008-present)

Assistant Professor (2002-2008)

Department of Psychology

California State University, Bakersfield

Postdoctoral Scholar (2001-2002)

Department of Molecular Biological Chemistry

Northwestern University Medical School

2001

V. Anne Tubb

vatubb@bop.gov

Chief Psychologist (2005-present)

Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (2003-2005)

Staff Psychologist (2002-2003)

Federal Correctional Institution, Big Spring, TX

Federal Bureau of Prisons

2001

Julie A. Penley

japenley@utep.edu

Dean, Mission del Paso Campus (2012-present)

El Paso Community College

Associate Professor (2007-present)

Special Assistant to the Dean (2007-2011)

Assistant Professor (2002-2007)

Department of Psychology

El Paso Community College

Evaluation Coordinator (2001-2002) 

TQE Grant   

College of Education  

University of Texas at El Paso

2002

Gabriela Guerrero

GabyGH@aol.com

Statistician/Data Analyst (2002-present)

Educational Data Services

Morgan Hill, CA

2002

Robert T. Hitlan

rob.hitlan@uni.edu

Associate Professor (2008-present)

Assistant Professor (2002-2008)

Department of Psychology

University of Northern Iowa

2003

Armando X. Estrada axestrada@hotmail.com

estrada@vancouver.wsu.edu

Associate Professor (2011-present)

Assistant Professor (-2011)

Department of Psychology
Washington State University, Vancouver

Assistant Research Professor (2002-)

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

2003

Shelley N. Aikman

saikman@gsc.edu

Associate Professor (2007-present)

Department of Psychology
Gainesville State College

Visiting Assistant Professor (2003-2007)

Department of Psychology

Syracuse University

2003

Dawn E. McQuiston dawn.mcquiston@asu.edu

Associate Professor (2009-present)

Assistant Professor (2003-2009)

Department of Psychology

Arizona State University-West

2003

Imelda G. Alcala

ialcala@uach.mx

Profesor Titular (1996-present)

Secretaria de Investigación y Posgrado

Facultad de Educación Física y Ciencias del Deporte

Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua

Full Professor (rank held since 1996)     

Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies     
College of Physical Education and Sports Science

Autonomous University of Chihuahua

Note: Before entering the Ph.D. program, Dr. Alcala had achieved tenure and the rank of associate professor, first at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), and then at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.

2003

Azenett A. Garza

agarza@weber.edu

Associate Professor (2009-present)

Assistant Professor (2002-2009)

Department of Psychology

Weber State University

2003

Candace D. Rutt

crutt@cdc.gov

ORISE Fellow (2003-present)

Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

2004

F. James Billings

fjbillings@smcm.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor (2004-present)

Department of Psychology

The Honors College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

2005

Scott E. Culhane

sculhane@uwyo.edu

Phone: 307-766-2945

Fax: 307-766-3913

Associate Professor (2011-present)

Assistant Professor (2005-2011)

Department of Criminal Justice

University of Wyoming

P.O.Box 3197

Laramie, WY 82071

2006
Tanya S. Taylor
Phone: 202-403-5951
Research Analyst (2007-present)
American Institute of Research
Washington, DC
Trial Consultant (2006-2007)
Wilmington Institute Network
Dallas, TX
2006 Laura Zimmerman
Research Psychologist
Klein Associates
Applied Research Associates
Ohio 
2006
Keli S. Allen
(formerly Keli S. Holloway)
Senior Business Analyst
LivePerson, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
2006
Monica C. Skewes
Assistant Professor (2009-present)
Department of Psychology and
Center for Native Alaska Health Research
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2006-2009)
Research Institute on Addictions
State University of New York, Buffalo
2006
Assistant Professor (2008-present)
Department of Psychology
Utah State University
Postdoctoral Scholar (2006-2008)
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
2006
Cathe Lester
Assistant Director
Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research, and Planning
University of Texas at El Paso
2006
Rebecca L. Palacios
Assistant Professor (2008-present)
Department of Health Science
New Mexico State University
Researcher
Border Research Solutions (2006-2008)
El Paso, TX
2007
Colby J. Stoever
Director of Planning and Institutional Research (2011-present)
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Senior Research Specialist (2009-2011)
Research Specialist (2007-2009)
Planning and Accountability
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Austin, TX
2008
Oscar Armando Esparza
Assistant Professor (2008-present)
[Investigador-Profesor de Tiempo Completo]
Department of Psychology
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Chihuahua, Mexico
2008
Eugenia González
Assistant Professor (2009-present)
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Texas at El Paso
2008
Assistant Professor (2013-present)
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso

Research Assistant Professor
(2010-2013)
Postdoctoral Scholar (2008-2010)
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor (2013-present)
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
2008
Stephen Ross
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2010-present)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma
Visiting Assistant Professor (2008-2010)
Department of Psychology
Florida International University
2008

Assistant Professor (2008-present)
Department of Psychology
Stephen F. Austin University
Nacogdoches, TX
2008 Jessica Wildermuth
Researcher (2008-present)
Federal Sentencing Commission
Washington, DC
2008
Kendra Witt
Health Program Manager (2007-present)
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
Meridian, ID
2008
Brenda S. Hanson
Research Director (2011-present)
Department of Behavioral Health
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso, TX
Engineering Psychologist (2009-2011)
US Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC)
White Sands Missile Range, NM
2008
Nicole Pruss
Social Science Research Analyst (2012-present)
Management Assistant ( -2012)
Office of Research and Evaluation
Bureau of Prisons
Washington, DC
2009
Assistant Professor (2009-present)
Department of Psychology
Central Michigan University
2009
Hendrik de Heer
Assistant Professor (2011-present)
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Northern Arizona University
Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2011)
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
2009

Assistant Professor (2009-present)
Department of Psychology
Auburn University-Montgomery
Mongomery, Alabama
2009
Guadalupe Corral

Assistant Director (2009-present)
Institute for Policy and Economic Development
University of Texas at El Paso
2009
Gabriela Durán
Assistant Professor (2006-present)
[Investigador-Profesor de Tiempo Completo]
Department of Visual Arts
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México
Note: Dr. Durán began her faculty position at UACJ in the same semester that she entered the Ph.D. program.
2010
Justin Albrechtsen
Applied Psychologist (2010-present)
Department of Social Sciences
MITRE
Washington, D.C.
2010
Director of Programs
National Alliance on Mental Illness-El Paso
El Paso, TX
2010
Hyoung-Suk Lee
Assistant Professor (2012-present)
Department of Psychology
University of Washington, Tacoma
Research Associate (2010-present)
Department of Psychology
University of Missouri, Kansas City
2010
Moira P. Shaw
Research Psychologist (2010-present)
U.S. Army Public Health Command
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
2010
Kyle J. Susa
Postdoctoral Scholar (2010-present)
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
2010 Jennifer H. Taylor
Visiting Assistant Professor (2010-present)
Department of Psychology
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
2010 Ana B. Areas da Luz Fontes
Assistant Professor (2012-present)
Department of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University-Berks
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2011)
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Campus de Vale
Brazil
2010
Kevin W. Jolly
Lead Researcher (2010-present)
Research, Analytics, & Reporting Department
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, Ohio
2010 Thomas J. Taylor
Statistician (2011-present)
Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization
Defense Language Institute and Foreign Language Center
Presidio of Monterrey
2011 Catherine Camilletti
Social Science Research Specialist (2011-present)
Washington, DC
2011
Brooke Smith De Heer
Research Analyst (2011-present)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC
2011
Allyson Horgan
Research Scientist (2011-present)
MRAC LLC
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2011
Luis Omar Rivera
Data Manager (2011-present)
Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation
Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland
2011
Elizabeth R. Uhl
Assistant Professor (2011-present)
Psychology/Sociology Department
Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, Georgia
2011
Li-Hao Yeh
Assistant Professor (2012-present)
Department of Psychology
Chung Yuan Christian University
Chung Li City, Taiwan
Assistant Professor (2011-2012)
Department of Psychology
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
2012
Eva M. de la Riva
Associate Professor (2012-present)
Oakton Community College
Desplaines, Illinois
2012
Luis A. Natividad
Postdoctoral Scholar (2012-present)
Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
2012
Katherine R. White
Assistant Professor (2012-present)
Department of Psychology
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia

 

*Ph.D. program began in 1993.


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Research Fellow, CDC













Dr. Laura Zimmerman
Applied Research Psychologist






Dr. Colby Stoever
Director of Planning and
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