Dr. William Mira
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise

  • Teaching and learning
  • Human development 
  • Acculturation
  • Heritage language issues
  • Bilingualism
  • Achievement gap
  • Tutoring and mentoring

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May, 2017
    Advisor: Pedro R. Portes, Ph.D.
    Committee: Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, Ph.D; Louis Castenell, Ph.D; Stephen Cramer, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: The Impact of Spanish First Language Proficiency on English Second Language Achievement: The Development and Pilot Validation of the CLASE Language Assessment Inventory-Spanish.
     
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, December 2011
    Advisor: Paula Schwanenflugel, Ph.D.
    Thesis: The Impact of Expressiveness on the Comprehension of Storybooks by Prekindergarten Children.
     
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May, 2006

Contact:

Phone Icon 970-247-7579
Email Icon Email

Katherine Smith
Lecturer of Sociology

Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Social Psychology
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Education

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Contact:

Phone Icon 970-247-7026
Email Icon Email

Dr. Janice Templeton
Professor of Psychology

Expertise

  • Academic engagement
  • Adolescent and young adult development
  • College persistence and success
  • Cultural values
  • Lifespan development psychology
  • Racial/ethnic identity
  • Positive youth development

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology and Education, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1992
  • B.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1990

Contact:

Phone Icon 970-247-7515
Email Icon Email