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Council Member, 2019-2022




Desdamona Rios, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Latinx and Latino American Studies program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She holds a joint doctorate in Psychology and Women's Studies, and teaches courses on personality, social psychology, and psychology of gender, race, and sexuality. She has published on intersectionality in the academy including pedagogical practices and faculty experiences. She has received three national teaching awards from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Association for Women in Psychology. She is also the recipient of UHCL's Hayes diversity award for her work with underrepresented groups in academia. She currently serves as consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, Secretary for the Texas Association for Chicanos in Higher Education’s Gulf Coast Region, and as a council member for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.