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. 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

2. 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

3. 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)

4. 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//dx.doi.org/10.I037/cap0000076 *

5. 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.

6. 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) *

7. 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

8. Rivera, H., & Francis, D. (2014). Building Capacity in Community Context: Studying the Impact of Technology on Low-Income Immigrant Spanish-Speaking Families. In Waxman, H. (Eds). Research on Technology Use in Multicultural Settings. Information Age Publishing. *

9. Rivera, H. (2014). Community development through technology: Studying the impact of technology infused activities among low-income Spanish-speaking immigrant families. Journal of Latinos and Education, 13, 196-211.

10. Rivera, H., Ware, P., Correa, L., & Batres, M. (2013). Capacity building for community development among educators in Guatemala. Global Journal of Human Social Science Linguistics & Education, 13 (3), 33-43

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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.
Editorial Positions

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


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

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