Dr. Enedina García Vázquez

Associate Dean: Students & Programs

Enedina VazquezProfessor Emeritus


Research Interests:

  • Social/cultural/emotional factors and academic success
  • Acculturation in children and adolescents
  • Assessment strategies with diverse populations
  • Intervention techniques

Recent Publications:

Skiba, R. J., Reynolds, C. R., Graham, S., Sheras, P., Close- Conoley, J., & García-Vázquez, E. (2008). Are zero tolerance policies effective in the schools? An evidentiary review and recommendations. American Psychologist, 63, 852-862.

Rehbein-Narvaez, R, García-Vázquez, E, & Madson, L. (2006). The relation between self-esteem and sexual functioning in collegiate females. Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 250–252.

Vásquez, M. J. T., Lott, B, García-Vázquez, E., Grant, S. K., Iwamasa, G. Y., Molina, L. E., Ragsdale, B. L. & Vestel-Dowdy, E. (2006). Personal reflections: Barriers and strategies in increasing diversity in psychology. American Psychologist, 61, 157-172.

García-Vázquez, E. (2005). RTI Q & A: Response from the New Mexico review editor. New Mexico Review, 13, 12 –14.

García-Vázquez, E. (2005). From RTI to the Praxis: Examining critical issues in school psychology. Trainer’s Forum, 24, 18-23.

Savage, T. A., Arroyos-Jurado, E. C., Nero, C. L., & García-Vázquez, E. (2004). Applying a culturally responsive paradigm to the field of school psychology: A framework for practice and training. Trainer’s Forum, 24(1), 10-18.

García-Vázquez, E. & Dunham, M. (2004). TSP in Dallas. Trainer’s Forum, 23(4), 17–19.

Grau, N. A., Waldo, M., García–Vázquez, E. & Steiner, R. (2002). Assessing barriers to learning in a borderland high school. Border Walking Journal, 5, 1-18.

García–Vázquez, E. (2002). Enhancing reading through cross-cultural parent-teacher communication. New Mexico Journal of Reading, 3, 14-23.

López, E. J., Ehly, S., & García–Vázquez, E. (2002). Acculturation, social support and academic achievement of Mexican and Mexican-American high school students: An exploratory study. Psychology in the Schools, 39, 245-257.

López, E. J., García–Vázquez, E., & Meloy, L. (2000). Acculturation and self–perception: Factors affecting the development of Latino/a adolescents. Border Walking Journal, 4, 43-57.


Presidential Award 2009 National Association of School Psychologists for Exceptional Services to Children and NASP, presented by R. Gene Cash, President of NASP

New Mexico State University representative to Leadership New Mexico (Class of 2006), a statewide leadership program for top leaders in the state, nominated by President Michael Martin

Psychological Society of Ethnic Minority Issues- American Psychological Association, Service Award (2003)

NMSU College of Education-Dean Service Award (2002-2003)

Academic Background:

Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Iowa, 1990

M.A. in Bicultural/Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1983

B.S. in Elementary Education, Texas State University, 1979