Affiliated Faculty

Jamilia Blake, Ph.D.

Affiliated Professor

979-862-8341 |

Office: Harrington Tower, 706

Expertise: bullying, aggression, victimization, school psychology, ethnic minority youth

Lisa Bowman-Perrott, Ph.D.

Affiliated Professor

979.862.3879 |

Office: Harrington Tower, 706

Haynes Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Psychology

Special Education Division/Doctoral Program Chair

Melissa Fogarty

Associate Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology 

Office: Harrington Tower 708

Jim Xiuguan Ji

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

979-575-1239 |

Office: 236B WERC

Research interests: High speed imaging in MRI, biomedical image processing and their applications in cancer and neuroimaging applications, research and development of engineering education methodologies and tools

Li-Jen Kuo

Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning and Culture

979-845-8384 |

Office: Harrington Tower 207

Research interests: Bilingual cognition, literacy development, metalinguistic awareness and reading development

Wen Luo, Ph.D.

Affiliated Professor

Mail: 4225 TAMU Harrington Tower

Expertise: Educational psychology, applied linguistics

Research interests: Multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling. Specific research topics include modeling multilevel data with complex structures, assessing multilevel model fit and adequacy, determining the relative importance of predictors, and longitudinal data analyses. Dr. Luo is interested in the applications of these modern statistical techniques in research related to individuals with disabilities.

Elisa Beth McNeill, Ph.D., CHES

Affiliated Professor

979-845-2184 |

Office: Blocker 360B

Research interests: Health pedagogy, child and adolescent health status & behaviors, teen pregnancy prevention, pregnant and parenting adolescents

Isaac Sabat

Assistant Professor

Office: Psychology Building, Room 212

Expertise: Program of research broadly focuses on understanding and improving the working lives of stigmatized employees. Dr. Sabat is interested in examining strategies in which these employees can engage, such as disclosing or acknowledging their identities, to effectively remediate the workplace obstacles that they face. He has conducted various interrelated projects that examine how the effectiveness of expressing one’s identity is impacted by the extent to which stigmas are previously known, visible, or discovered by others over time.

Julie L. Thompson, Ph.D., BCBA

Assistant Professor

Office: Harrington Tower 652

Research interests: Dr. Thompson’s research examines explicit instruction procedures to teach literacy skills to ethnically and linguistically diverse minimally local-verbal children with autism spectrum disorder in public school settings. She is particularly interested in instructional design, group instructional arrangements, technology-delivered literacy instruction, and gaze-behaviors of children with ASD when engaged with technology-delivered literacy instruction.

Jennifer Ganz, Ph.D.

Affiliated Professor

979-862-2823 |

Office: Harrington Tower 637G

Expertise: Autism spectrum disorders

Malt Joshi

Professor, Teaching, Learning and Culture

979-845-8384 |

Office: Harrington Tower 204

Research interests: Bilingualism and biliteracy, 


Oi-man Kwok

Professor, Educational Psychology

979-458-1407 |

Office: Harrington Tower 720

Research interests: Health related quality of life, longitudinal data analysis, mediation analysis

Marcia Montague

Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

979-458-0828 |

Office: Harrington Tower 405

Research interests: Equity in access for individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth; transition to postsecondary education for and the college retention of first-generation, low-income, and at-risk students; family engagement; interventions for students with low incidence disabilities; inclusive special education teacher preparation and professional development

Jodi Nerren, Ph.D.

Affiliated Extension Program Specialist

979-845-1850 |

Office: AgriLife Extension – Family & Community Health

Expertise and experience: Early childhood development, health and safety in early care and education settings, professional development for early childhood educators, development and evaluation of community and continuing education programs, policies/systems/environments that support the adoption of best practices in early care and education.

Child Care Online Training

Kelly L. Wilson, Ph.D., MCHES

Affiliated Professor

979-845-3503 |

Office: Blocker 318C

Research interests: Child and adolescent health status & behaviors, teen pregnancy prevention and healthy sexuality, sexuality education training for professionals, pregnant and parenting adolescents

Steven Woltering, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of the Neurobiological Lab for Learning and Development, Educational Psychology

979-862-8973 |

Office: Harrington Tower 718B

Neurobiological Lab website

Research interests: To better understand the role of self-regulation in our behavior and apply this to the field of education. Self-regulation refers to control your attention and emotions and this capacity is considered crucial for developing a cognitive and emotional competence.