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Desiree Vega

Dr. Desiree Vega
Program:
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Phone: (512) 245-6473
Fax: (512) 245-8872
Mail:
Dept. CLAS
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
 
Education:
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
PDF Vita (PDF, 198.1 KB)

Selected Publications:
Vega, D., Moore, J. L., III, & Miranda, A. H. (In Press). Who really cares? Urban youths’ perceptions of parental and programmatic support. School Community Journal.

Vega, D. (In Press). 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. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc. (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.

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 & 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., 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 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. (Refereed) 

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