Faculty Profile for Dr. Jacqueline Evans

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Dr. Jacqueline Evans
Lecturer — Psychology
THH 253
phone: (512) 245-2526

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I received a Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests in Psychology range from Introduction to Psychology to capstone senior seminar courses, such as History of Modern Psychology. I am passionate about the study of Stress and Health, and I enjoy incorporating health-related topics and service learning opportunities into all of my courses. My overarching goal is to give each of my students the tools they need to become critical consumers of research in general, and to learn how psychological research specifically can inform our understanding of ourselves and our world.

Research Interests

My research interests are centered on the social psychophysiology of stress. Particularly, I am interested in influences of personality, social, neuroendocrine and genetic factors on cortisol hormone response to and recovery from acute stress, and further downstream, the implications for health.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Josephs, R. A., Telch, M. J., Hixon, J. G., Evans, J., Lee, H., & Knopik, V. S. (2012). Genetic and hormonal sensitivity to threat: Testing a serotonin transporter genotype x testosterone interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 752–761.
  • Rivers, J., & Josephs, R. A. (2010). Dominance and health: The role of social rank in physiology and illness. In A. P. Guinote & T. K. Vescio (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Power. New York: Guilford.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: The University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, UT Board of Regents. February 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Clock Award, Outstanding Contributions to Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), UT Austin. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty Senate, Texas State University. March 2019 - August 2019
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. March 2019 - May 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, President, The University of Texas at Austin. October 2017 - March 2018

Selected Service Activities

Leander ISD Middle School
Leander ISD Elementary
Service Learning Fellow
Texas State University
January 2021-December 2021
Service Learning Fellow
Texas State University
January 2020-December 2020
Leander ISD Elementary
January 2020-March 2020