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Hector Rivera
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 704 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (713) 291-7094
Primary Emphasis Area: Bilingual Education
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Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Rivera, H., & Li, J. (2019). Studying Hispanic Parents' Involvement and Teachers' Empowerment as pathways to Hispanic English Learners' Learning. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. [Journal Impact Factor: 0.864]

2. Zhu, G., Li, G., Xu, Z., Rutter, A., & Rivera, H. (2018). Student teachers[48]19 emotions, dilemmas, and professional identity formation amid the teaching practicums. The Asian-Pacific Education Researcher. DOI 1007/s40299-018-0404-3.

3. Zhu*, G., Waxman, H., Rivera, H., & Burlbaw, L. (2018). The micropolitics of student teachers' professional vulnerability during teaching practicums: A Chinese perspective. The Asian-Pacific Education Researcher, 27 (2), 155-165. *

4. Waxman, H. C., Rivera, H., Linn, B., Padron, Y., Rollins, K. B., Boriack, A., & Alford, B. L. (2017). Development of an observation instrument to measure flourishing learning environments. Journal of Chinese Studies, 2(3), 1-7. doi: 10.1186/s40853-016-0005-9

5. Rivera, H., Garza, T., Huerta, M., Magdaleno, R., Rojas, E., & Morón, D. (2017). Fostering an environment for resilience among high school Latino youth: Characteristics of a successful college readiness program. Journal of Latinos and Education. 10.1080/15348431.2017.1371605

6. Tong, F., Luo, W., Irby, B., Lara-Alecio, R., & Rivera, H. (2017). Investigating the impact of professional development on teachers’ instructional time allocation and English learners’ cognitive and academic language development: A multilevel cross-classified approach. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 20(3), 292- 313. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2015.1051509 (IF = 1.338)

7. Rivera, H., Li, J*., Lynch, J*., & Obamehinti, F. (2016). A Literature Review on Infusing Socio-Cultural Perspectives into Capacity Building Activities to Meet the Needs of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Canadian Psychology, 57 (4), 320-339. DOI: http// *

8. Waxman, H. C., Rivera, H. H., Linn, B., Padron, Y. N., Rollins, A. W., & Alford, B.A. (2016). Development of an observation instrument to measure flourishing learning environments. Journal of Chinese Studies, 2(1), 1-7. DOI 10.1186/s40853-016-0005-9.

9. Rivera, H., Lynch, J*., Li, J*., & Obamehinti, F. (2016). Infusing socio-cultural perspectives into capacity building activities to meet the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Canadian Psychology, 57 (4), 320-339. doi:10.1037/cap0000076. (IF = 1.262; CGS = 2) *

10. Rivera, H., & Murray, D. (2014). An Exploratory Assessment: Developing pathways for underrepresented minorities into genomic science. SAGE Open Publisher, 1-11. DIO: 10.1177/2158244014560544

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Eco-Resilience NPD program: Synergistically Connecting Multiple Environments for the Success of English Learners. (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 2,750,000.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Alma Guerrero Velez (Spring, 2019), Ph.D.
Lileana rios-Ledezma (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Weonjin Shin (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Dual language research and practice journal


(2015). Outstanding New Faculty Award.  CEHD, EPSY

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