Faculty Profile for Juan Ramon Angulo

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Juan Ramon Angulo
Senior Lecturer — Psychology
THH 253
phone: (512) 245-6251

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Born in McAllen, TX and graduated from Donna High School in Donna, TX. I received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in philosophy in 2015 and completed a M.S in psychology with a focus on counseling in 2018. In this time, I completed over 300 hours with the Student Health & Wellness Center providing counseling services for the students of Texas A&M University - Kingsville as a Master's Practicum Counselor. This, while under the supervision of a LPC-S

In 2011, I accepted a position as a Supplemental Instructor for Intro to psychology and general survey of psychology. This entailed holding weekly study sessions that mirrored a supplemental lecture over the same material covered by the professor of record. Held this position until fall of 2015, when I was promoted to a Graduate Assistant for the Center for Student Success. Due to grand funding issues, I was made responsible for scheduling, evaluation, and general upkeep of the Supplemental Instruction Program at Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

After holding that position for a year, I then accepted a position with the Psychology Department as an Adjunct Lecturer who taught both on campus and dual-enrollment, while being a full-time graduate student and part-time practicum counselor. I mention these points because they had a major effect on my methods and performance abilities. As an Supplemental Instructor, I observed multiple course sections of different courses each semester and logged well over 10 courses in where I shared responsibility for teaching. These experiences of student teaching, program evaluation, personnel management, applied ethics, and counseling is invaluable to my current abilities.

Teaching Interests

I'd like to teach a course on ethics. I feel this area is difficult to navigate and with a small background in philosophy, I believe I'd be able to synthesize a course in ethics. Given my previously mentioned scholarly interest - It would be great to see students use the model in application and to get their feedback, as well.

Research Interests

Interested in better understanding critical thinking methods. Currently working on "Four Pillars of Analysis" which involve consulting four perspectives in ethical decision making. These involve morality, legality, pragmatism, and epistemology.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. January 2023

Selected Grants

  • Angulo, Juan Ramon (Principal). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board OER Course Development & Implementation Grant Program, Office Distance & Extended Learning, State, $5000. (Submitted: August 2021, Funded: December 2021 - August 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

COVID Adjustment Committee
October 13, 2020