Federico R.   Guerra  Jr.

Assistant Professor  

Office: EEDUC 1.610
Phone: (956) 665-7333
Email: federico.guerra@utrgv.edu

Dr. Fred Guerra Jr.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Mental Health - ADHD, Behavioral Disorders, Conduct Disorders
  • Education

    • EdD, Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2009
    • MEd, Educational Administration, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2005
    • BS, Health Education, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    EDUL 6350 01 - Principalship:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDUL 6300 02 - Data Mgmt School Improvement:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Lionel Cavazos, Wayne Smith, Federico Guerra, "Understanding Humanistic and Family Predictors of Mexican American College Students’ Positive Psychological Functioning," Journal of Humanistic Counseling 57, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 50-68.

  • Federico Guerra, Roberto Zamora, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "University Strategic Planning: A Process for Change in a Principal Preparation Program," International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation 12, no. 1 (May 2017): 83-97.

  • Angela Chapman, Hsuying Ward, Ashwini Tiwari, Amy Weimer, Jaime Duran, Federico Guerra, and Robert Sale. "The Role of Language in Anatomy and Physiology Instruction," American Biology Teacher 79, no. 3 (March 2017): 184-190.

  • Angela Chapman, Hsuying Ward, Ashwini Tiwari, Amy Weimer, Jaime Duran, Federico Guerra, and Robert Sale. "The Role of Language in Anatomy and Physiology Instruction," American Biology Teacher 79, no. 3 (March 2017): 184-190.

  • Maria Roberts and Federico Guerra. "Principals' Perception of Needs in Hispanic Special Education," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 16, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 18.

  • Maria Roberts and Federico Guerra. "Principals’ Perceptions of Their Knowledge in Special Education," Current issues in Education 19, no. 3 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017).

  • Federico Guerra, Ash Tawini, A Das, Lionel Cavazos, and M. Sharma. "Examining teachers’ understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (December 2016).

  • Hossein Shirvani, Federico Guerra, "Do High School Students with Different Styles Have Different Levels of Math Anxiety? ," Journal of European Education 5, no. 3 (February 2016).

  • Christian Garcia, Lionel Cavazos, Federico Guerra, and Clarissa Garcia. "Understanding Relevant Predictors of Latina/o Adolescents’ Vocational Outcome Expectations," Journal of Multidisciplinary Graduate Research .

  • Yvette Hinojosa, Lionel Cavazos, Federico Guerra, and James Whittenberg. "Using Liberation Psychology and Dialectical Humanism to Understand Latinx Adolescents' Life Satisfaction and Depressive Symptoms," Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Javier Vela. Expanding Counseling and Behavioral Health Services, Internal Seed Grant, ( )



Selected Presentations


  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "School District and University Principal Preparation Partnerships: Preparing Principals for Predominantly Latino Schools," University Council for Educational Administration 32nd annual Convention, University Council for Educational Administration, Houston, Texas (November 2018)

  • Nancy Razo and Federico Guerra. "Teachers' Mental Health Training & Intervention: School Psychologists' Potential Impact," National Association of School Psychologists 2018 Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, Illinois (February 2018)

  • Nancy Razo, Federico Guerra, Lionel Cavazos, and Ashwini Tiwari. "Middle School Teachers’ Mental Health Training, Knowledge, & Perceived Roles: School Psychologists’ Potential Contribution ," Texas Association of School Psychologists 2017 Annual Convention, Texas Association of School Psychologists, Dallas, Texas (November 2017)

  • Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca. "• Strategic Planning: A Catalyst for Transforming a Principal Preparation Program," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Isla Grande Beach Resort, south Padre Island , Texas (October 2017)

  • Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Strategic Planning: A Catalyst for Transforming a Principal Preparation Program," National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies, (October 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "Partnerships between the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and School Districts: Collaborating to Prepare Future Leaders," The International Research Form , National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "University Partners with Local School Districts: Collaborating to Prepare Future School Leader," The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education , The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Corpus Christi, Texas (October 2017)

  • Nancy Razo, Federico Guerra, Lionel Cavazos, and Ashwini Tiwari. "Middle School Teachers’ Mental Health Knowledge, Perceived Roles, and Training," Healthy Communities 2020-Mental Health, Substance Abuse & HIV Prevention 2017 Conference, UTRGV School Of Medicine, Edinburg, Texas (September 2017)

  • Federico Guerra, George Padilla, and Roberto Zamora. "In Search of Excellence: Effective Practices in High Performing Culturally Diverse South Texas Schools," 2nd Annual International Critical Issues Leadership Conference, Department of Organization & School Leadership, South Padre Island, Texas (September 2017)

  • Federico Guerra and Francisco Guajardo. "An Oral History of Bilingual History in the Borderlands of South Texas," University Council of Educational Administrators, UCEA, San Diego, Calif. (November 2016)

Current Courses

EDUL 6350 01 - Principalship:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDUL 6300 02 - Data Mgmt School Improvement:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses