Desiree Vega

Dr. Desiree Vega
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Phone: (512) 245-6473
Fax: (512) 245-8872
Office: ED 4043
Ph.D. School Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2011
M.A. School Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2008
Research Interests:
Urban Issues in Education; Assessment of English Language Learners; Bilingual School Psychology
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Selected Publications

Garcia-Joslin, J. J., Carrillo, G. L., Guzman, V., Vega, D., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (In Press). Latino immigration: Preparing school psychologists to meet students’ needs. School Psychology Quarterly.

Harris, P. C., Mayes, R. D., Vega, D., & Hines, E. M. (In Press). Reaching higher: College and career readiness for African American males with learning disabilities. Journal of African American Males in Education.

Vega, D., & Moore, J. L., III (In Press). Where are all the Latino males in gifted programs? in J. L. Davis & J. L. Moore, III (Eds.), Gifted children around the world, Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education, Volume 3 2015. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (Refereed)

Vega, D., Lasser, J., & *Afifi, A. F. M. (2015). School psychologists and the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s40688-015-0075-5

Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, & Miranda, A. H. (2015). “I’m going to prove you wrong”: Responses to perceived discrimination among African American youth. Journal for Multicultural Education, 9(4), 210-224. doi:10.1108/jme-11-2014-0037

Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, & Miranda, A. H. (2015). In their own words: Perceived barriers to achievement by African American and Latino youth. American Secondary Education, 43(3), 36-59.

Vega, D., Lasser, J., & Plotts, C. (2015). Global migration: The need for culturally competent school       psychologists. School Psychology International, 36(4), 358-374. doi:10.1177/0143034315587011

Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, & Miranda, A. H. (2015). Who really cares? Urban youths’ perceptions of parental and programmatic support. School Community Journal, 25(1), 53-72.

Vega, D. (2015). High school to college transition: “I’ve always been college-bound”: A case study of a successful first-generation, Latina college student. In T. Hicks (Ed.) High school to college transition: Quantitative and qualitative research studies (pp. 50-72).  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc. (Refereed)

Robinson, D. V., Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, Mayes, R. D., & Robinson, J. R. (2014). Chutes and ladders: Young African American males navigating potholes to achieve academic success. In J. L. Moore, III and C. W. Lewis (Eds.), African American males in PreK-12 schools: Informing research, practice, and policy (pp. 107-124). United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing. (Refereed)

Vega, D. (2014). The relationship between familism and suicide attempts among Latina youth: Prevention and intervention efforts. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 5, 62-70.

Jantz, P. J., Vega, D., Klose, L., & Lasser, J. (2014). Field-based practicum experiences in specialist-level school psychology programs: Implications for graduate preparation. Trainers’ Forum, 33(1), 38-47.

Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, Baker, C. A., Bowen, N. V., Hines, E. M., & O’Neal, B. (2012). Salient factors affecting urban African American students’ achievement: Recommendations for teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists. In J. L. Moore, III and C. W. Lewis (Eds.), African American students in urban schools: Critical issues and solutions for achievement (pp. 113-139). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. (Refereed)

Vega, D., & Moore, J. L., III (2012). African American and Latino first-generation students: Implications for teachers, school counselors, university officials, parents, and students. In T. Hicks and A. Pitre (Eds.), Research studies in higher education: Educating multicultural college students (pp. 3-25). Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc. (Referred)

Vega, D. (2010). Increasing Latino parental involvement in urban schools. School Psychology: From Science to Practice, 2, 20-25.