Directory » HECTOR RIVERA
704 EDCT
291-7094
Department
Afilliations
Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education
HECTOR RIVERA
Associate Professor
COURSES TAUGHT
BIED616. SPAN FOR BILIN/DUAL LANG
2019B,2018B
BIED620. CURRENT ISSUES IN BESL
2020C,2019C,2018C,2017C,2016C
BIED632. RESEARCH IN SECOND LANG
2020A,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016A
BIED683. FIELD PRACTICUM IN
2020B,2014B
BIED685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C,2020B,2019B,2018C,2018B
EPSY689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2014C

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Bizhu He (Summer 2020)
Lileana rios-Ledezma (Fall 2019)
Weonjin Shin (Fall 2019)
Alma Guerrero Velez (Spring 2019)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
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.
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
Journal Articles
Rivera, H., & Li, J. (2019). Studying Hispanic Parents' Involvement and Teachers' Empowerment as pathways to Hispanic English Learners' Learning. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986319834931 [Journal Impact Factor: 0.864]
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.
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.
Rivera, H., Garza, T., Huerta, M., Magdaleno, R., Rojas, E., & Mor[243]n, 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
Tong, F., Luo, W., Irby, B., Lara-Alecio, R., & Rivera, H. (2017). Investigating the impact of professional development on teachers[8217] instructional time allocation and English learners[8217] 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)
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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
Waxman, H. C., Rivera, H., & Powers, R. A. (2012). English language learners' educational resilience and classroom learning environment. Educational Research Quarterly. 35(4), 53-72

RESEARCH PROJECTS
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
Texas A&M Bilingual/ESL Teaching Preparation Program (BESLTPP)
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2016-07-01 — 2021-06-30
Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Student Achievement Data: A Propensity Score Approach
Co-PI (). TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research (State)
2016-05-01 — 2017-04-30
Catapult Round 1 - Bridging the Gap for Hispanics in STEM: Building the Hispanic Community STEM Network (Funded amount $25,000)
PI. TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016-02-01 — 2016-12-31
Building Academic Resilience through the Development of Non-Cognitive Skills and Behaviors among English Learners and other High-Need Students in Rural Communities
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2016-01-01 — 2020-12-31
Building Academic Resilience through the Development of Non-Cognitive Skills and Behaviors among English Learners and other High-Need Students in Rural Communities
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2016-01-01 — 2020-12-31
Research Study of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Co-PI (). ESCAPE Family Resource Center (Private)
2013-09-01 — 2016-08-31

AWARDS
Outstanding New Faculty Award. CEHD, EPSY. (2015)
EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. Dual language research and practice journal (2015)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Chair, Climate Committee EPSY. Chair, Climate Committee EPSY. (2016)
Co-Chair. NABE Special Interest Group. (2015)