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HECTOR RAMOS
Lecturer
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Depth and Complexity with Creative Thinking
Cognitive Fixation and Leadership
BIOGRAPHY
Hector holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Creativity, Intelligence, and
Giftedness from Texas A&M University. His area of research is cognitive fixation in leaders from non-profit organizations. He has an M.S. degree in Creative Studies from SUNY, Buffalo State.
Hector has trained and coached executives in applied creativity and innovation from the Civil Service College (Singapore), Citibank (Indonesia), a Banking Directors Group (Dubai), teachers and principals (Kuwait), and business directors undergoing the Buffalo Creativity Certification Program (Mexico). Hector is currently a faculty member of Texas A&M University. He coordinates and teaches the Creative Studies Minor for undergraduates including subjects such as Creative Problem Solving, Lateral Thinking/Six Thinking Hats and Personal Creativity and Giftedness. He has also conducted a variety of workshops in different churches and universities on crafting a compelling vision and strategic thinking.
Education
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M (2015)
M.S., Creative Studies and Change Leadership, Buffalo State SUNY (2005)
B.S., European Community Studies, University of Wales (1993)
COURSES TAUGHT
EPSY320. CHILD DEV FOR EDCATORS
2015A
EPSY321. ADOL DEV FOR EDUCATORS
2015B,2014B
EPSY431. PERSNL CREATIVITY GIFTED
2020B,2019B,2018B,2017B,2016A
EPSY432. CREATIVITY PROBLEM SOLV
2020C,2019C,2018C,2017C,2016C
EPSY433. LATERAL THINKING
2020A,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016B
EPSY435. EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
2020C,2020B,2020A,2019C,2019B
EPSY489. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2017C
EPSY606. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION FOR OPTIMAL LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE
Role of motivation and emotion in human learning and performance; major theories and empirical research relevant to motivation and emotional impacts of learning, performance, or functioning in a variety of situations, contexts, and cultures; content applied across multiple disciplines including education, counseling or therapeutic outcomes, achievement performance in school, art, music and sports.
2022A
EPSY635. EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
2019A
EPSY690. THEORY OF EPSY RSEARCH
2017C
INST301. EDUC PSYCHOLOGY
2021C,2018C,2018A,2013C,2013A
PSYC 307. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Growth and development of normal child from infancy to adolescence with emphasis on elementary school years.
2021C
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Highlighed Publications
Ramos, H. (2017 revision). Creativity and the Church. In E.G. Carayannis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. (pp. 369-372). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_52 Edit
Ramos, H., Ramos, S.J., & Juntune, J. (2017). Test Review:: Test of General Reasoning Ability (TOGRA). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1-4. doi: 10.1177/0734282917709741 Edit
Ramos, H. (2016). Cognitive Fixation and Creativity. In E.G. Carayannis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer. Edit
Datta, S., Ramos, H, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, E., Mathis, C., (2015). What Prevents Business Faculty and Latino Business Students from Participating in Undergraduate Research? Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly Edit
Dubina, I., Ramos, S.J., & Ramos, H. (2015). Culture as a driving force of individual and organizational behavior. In Carayannis, E. & Dubina, I. (Eds.), Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship across cultures: Theories and practices. Edit
Books and Monographs
Ramos H. (2021). (ed). Approaches to Innovative Problem Solving: Principles, Methods and Tools. Cognella.
Book Chapters
Ramos H. (2020). Chapter on Creative Problem Solving in Creativity is Forever by Gary Davis and Jay Woodward. Kendall Hunt Publishing
Ramos H. (2020). Chapter on Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats in Creativity is Forever by Gary Davis and Jay Woodward. Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Ramos, H. & Ramos, S.J. (2016) BE MORE Model: A pathway to tap the creative potential of our children. In M.J. Fox, (Ed.), Why Study Creativity? - Buffalo, New York: ICSC press.
Ramos, H. (2013). Creativity and Systems Thinking. In E.G. Carayannis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. (pp. 389-391). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_53
Ramos, H. (2013). Creativity and the Church. In E.G. Carayannis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. (pp. 369-372). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_52
Conference Presentations
Juntune, J. Ramos, S.J, & Ramos, H. Enhancing learning in gifted students from diverse backgrounds. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented: Professional Development Conference. Fort Worth, Dallas, TX.
Ramos, H. Identifying and overcoming cognitive fixation. Creativity Conference. Southern Oregon University. Oregon.
Ramos, H. Identifying and overcoming cognitive fixation. Mini Creativity Expert Exchange. Buffalo State, New York.
Ramos, H. Svitalski, T. Loera, K. The Creativity-Coaching Connection. Mini Creativity Expert Exchange. Buffalo State, New York.
Ramos, H. & Ramos, S.J. Going Beyond the Basics of Differentiation: Incorporating Creative Thinking Tools to Practice Depth and Complexity. Houston. Texas.
Ramos, H. & Ramos, S.J. Going beyond the basics of Critical Thinking: Teaching high ability students the principles of Inventive Problem-Solving. Houston. Texas.
Ramos, H. & Ramos, S.J. Designing high level products for Underserved Students. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented: Gifted and Equity Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Diversity in entomology
Research experiences for students from Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities ($499,852 - year). Dr. Julio Bernal, Dr. Raul Collado, Dr. Hector Ramos
Research and Education Experiences for Undergrads
Bilingual Research
Diversity Seed Grant for Bilingual Research ($5,500) with Dr. Sandra Acosta (PI) and Dr.
Yolanda Padron
Qualitative research on an intervention in two primary schools in El Paso to help students bridge th
Qualitative research on an intervention in two primary schools in El Paso to help students bridge the non-verbal/verbal intelligence gap.
AWARDS
Educational Psychology Scholarship Award, Texas A&M University 2014
Educational Psychology Scholarship Award, Texas A&M University 2013
BSC Alumni Creativity Achievement Award,
State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo State College. 2005