Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
Office#: 716A Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1875
Other Title: Senior Professor
Primary Emphasis Area: School Psychology
Short Bio
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University (September, 1993-present). Serve on faculties of the Educational Psychology Foundations program (50% time). Teaching courses in Child and Adolescent Development, Adult Development and Aging, and various School Psychology practica.

Associate Dean, College of Education, Texas A&M University (September 1991-August 1993). Duties included setting goals, directions and policies for graduate studies in the College as well as providing incentives and opportunities for faculty development. Worked closely with the Dean on these and other matters including serving as faculty Ombudsman for the College.

Department Head, Department of Educational Psychology (July 1983-August 1991). The Department Head reports directly to the Dean and has primary responsibilities for the academic, fiscal, and professional affairs of the department. Specific duties include: primary recommendation on promotion and tenure decisions, yearly evaluation of each faculty member and professional staff, management of the department budget ($1.4 million including salaries) and the budget of the Counseling and Assessment Clinic ($250,000), providing leadership for program and curricular development, and dealing with all levels of university and system entities as required.

Professor, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, (1982-present). Coordinated the Human Learning and Development Program for the department. Duties included: scheduling and planning of program courses and curricula, recommendations on hiring and staffing plans, and coordination of all professional teacher preparation courses taught in the department.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Ed. Psychology Foundations
Research Interests
Adult Development
Child and Adolescent Development
Giftedness and Creativity in Children
Higher Education Administration
Multicultural Development
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Riccio, C. A., Avila, L., & Ash, M. J. (2010). Pesticide poisoning in a preschool child. Applied Neuropsychology, 17, 153-159 *

2. Ash, M. J., Macey, K., Gonzalez, M., Rosenthal, E., & Riccio, C.A. (2005). Bipolar disorder: Childhood onset. In S. W. Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of School Psychology (pp. 71-72) New York: Wiley.

3. Smoll, F.L., Magill, R.A., & Ash, M.J. (Eds.). (1998). Children in Sport. (3rd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetic Publishers.

4. Scruggs, M.Y., Wasielewske, R.A., & Ash, M. J. (1998) Comprehensive evaluation of K-12 counseling program. Professional School Counseling.

* 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
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Mark Bigger (Spring, 1999), Ph.D.
Coady Lapierre (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Serafin Sanchez (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Anita Lopez-Forment (Spring, 2000), Ph.D.
Jose Sanchez (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Adam Saenz (Summer, 2001), Ph.D.
Kimberly Rennie (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Karen Hernandez (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Shirley Chevalier (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Angela Gomez (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Jo Baxter Green (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Sylvia Garza (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Cecilia Felix (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Andrea Velox (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Charla Lewis (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Monica Wolfe (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Carlo Villarreal (Spring, 2005), Ph.D.
Eve Fontaine (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Kelly Jarratt (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Araceli Rivas (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Roman Garcia de Alba (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Suzanne Carroll (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Charlotte Jones (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Noe Ramos (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Tanya Banda (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Reni M. Joseph (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Krystal Cook (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Marilyn Rust Leighman (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Susan Tyrrell (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Leonor Brizuela (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Ann Barnes (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Gerardo Mireles (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Latanya Henry-Smith (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.

(2008). Lifetime Excellence in Service Award. 

(2007). Faculty Extraordinary Service Award. 

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