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Lizette Ojeda
Associate Professor & Licensed Psychologist, Educational Psychology
Office#: 710 EPSY Department Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-8608
Directory Title: Associate Professor & Licensed Psychologist
Primary Emphasis Area: Counseling Psychology
Short Bio
Dr. Lizette Ojeda received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Multicultural Psychology from the internationally recognized and top-ranked program at the University of Missouri. She is recognized for her research on career development, academic persistence, diversity & gender issues, and positive psychological functioning.
Research Interests
Academic Persistence among Latinos
Career & Life Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, Positive Psychology
Impostor Phenomenon, Work-Family Interface, Burnout among diverse parents
Latino Culture, Gender Role Stress & Mental Health
Broader Impact
Dr. Lizette Ojeda is available for consultation and speaking engagements on career development, academic persistence, diversity & gender issues, and mental health.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Pi[241][241]a-Watson, B., Romero, A. J., Navarro, R., & Ojeda, L. (2019). Bicultural stress, coping, and psychological functioning among Mexican-descent and White college students. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 1249-1266.

2. V[225][225]squez, D., *Ponte, L., Andrews, A.R., Garc[237][237]a, E., Terrazas-Carrillo, E., Ojeda, L., & de Arellano, M.A. (2019). Mas alla de las barreras: Competency and practice considerations in language, cultural, and social issues when delivering group CPT to Hispanic immigrants. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.

3. Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Kassab, V. A., Boress, K. S. J., Barnett, M. L., Grzybowski, M. M., Stout, S., . . . Ojeda, L. (2018). Fatherhood among gang-involved U.S. Latino youth: Qualitative inquiry into key stakeholders[48]19 perspectives. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

4. Lopez-Cevallos, D. F., Gonzalez, P., Bethel, J. W., Casta[241][241]eda, S. F., Isasi, C. R., Penedo, F. J., Ojeda, L., Davis, S.M., Chirinos, D.A., Molina, K.M., Teng, Y., Bekthesi, V., & Gallo, L. C. (2018). Is there a link between wealth and cardiovascular disease risk factors among Hispanic/Latinos? Results from the HCHS/SOL sociocultural ancillary study. Ethnicity and Health, 23, 902-913.

5. *Heredia, D., *Sanchez-Gonzalez, M., *Rosner, C., *He, X., Castillo, L. G., & Ojeda, L. (2017). The Influence of loneliness and interpersonal relations on Latina/o adolescent wellbeing. Journal of Latinos and Education, 16, 338-348. *

6. . *Heredia, D., Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda,​ ​L.,​ ​& Cano, M. A. (2016). Academic nonpersistence among Latina/o college students: Examining cultural and social factors. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. *

7. Nuñez, A., Gonzalez, P., Talavera, G., Sanchez-Johnsen, L., Roesch, S.C., Davis, S., Arguelles, W., Womack, V.Y., Ostrovsky, N.W., Ojeda,​ ​L.,​ Penedo, F.J., & Gallo, L.C. (2016). Machismo, marianismo, and negative cognitive-emotional factors: Findings from the Hispanic Community/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Journal of Laitna/o Psychology, 4, 202-217.

8. Ojeda, L., Pi[241][241]a-Watson, B., & *Gonzalez, G. (2016). The role of social class, ethnocultural adaptation, and masculinity ideology on Mexican American college men[48]19s well-being. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 17, 373-379 *

9. Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y., Vaughan, E. L., Castillo, L. G., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Piña-Watson, B., Cardoso, J. B., Ojeda, L., Cruz, R. A., Correa- Fernández, V., Ibañez, G., Auf, R., Molleda, L. M. (2015). Alcohol use severity and depressive symptoms among late adolescent Hispanics: Testing associations of acculturation and enculturation in a bicultural transaction model. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 78-82

10. Ojeda, L., & Organista, K. C. Latino American men. (2015). In Y. J. Wong & S. R. Wester (Eds.) APA Handbook of the Psychology of Men and Masculinities. American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

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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
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Career Counseling Multicultural Counseling Group Counseling Supervision Latino Psyhology
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Brandy Pina-Watson (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Marianela Dornhecker (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Dagoberto Heredia, Jr. (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Mayra Lizeth Sanchez Gonzalez (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). Journal of Career Assessment

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Journal of Latino Psychology

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Psychology of Men & Masculinity

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