|Hector Rivera, Ph.D.
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Dr. Rivera is an Assistant Professor in the Simons School of Education and Human Development. He obtained his doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001. He received a post-doctorate fellowship from the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE) at the University of Houston. After his post-doctoral training, Dr. Rivera worked as a research assistant professor and scientific advisor at the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics (TIMES) and Department of Psychology at the University of Houston.
His research is focused on child and community development, classroom learning environments, resilience, studying the efficacy of school programs, and teacher professional development in urban and rural settings. He has worked on curriculum development with Harcourt and Steck-Vaughn publishers to co-author the "California Gateways" curriculum. He has published in several research journals on topics pertaining to ELL Newcomers, Hispanic resilience, assessment and accommodations for ELLs and research-based interventions for ELLs. Currently, he is collaborating in research projects with multiple districts in North Texas as well as conducting international research and program development in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Greenland. Some of these programmatic and research efforts are focused on community development (e.g., health literacy, parent/child literacy programs), capacity building (e.g., teacher professional development, leadership development) and socio-cultural studies for child and community development in cultural context.