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Desiree Vega

Dr. Desiree Vega
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Phone: (512) 245-6473
Fax: (512) 245-8872
Dept. CLAS
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
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
Selected Publications (or full vita):
Jantz, P. J., Vega, D., Klose, L., & Lasser, J. (In Press). Field-based practicum experiences in specialist-level school psychology programs: Implications for graduate preparation. The Trainer’s Forum.

Robinson, D. V., Vega, D., Moore, J. L. M, III, Mayes, R. D., & Robinson, J. R. (In Press). 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. Emerald Publishing.

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. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

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. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.

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