Patricia   M.  Alvarez McHatton

Dean  

Office: EEDUC 3.102 & BMAIN 2.306
Phone: (956) 665-3627
Email: patricia.mchatton@utrgv.edu

Dr. Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton

I am the Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Collaboration
    • Teacher Preparation
    • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Education

    • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education and Urban Education, University of South Florida, 2004
    • MA, Special Education Varying Exceptionalities, University of South Florida, 1998
    • BA, Special Education Behavior Disorders; Learning Disabilities, University of South Florida, 1997




Selected Publications


  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Elizabeth Cramer, and Tristan Glenn. "Culturally responsive collaboration: Expanding the discussion between general and special education," (2017).

  • Karen Brown and Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Faculty of color in higher education," Faculty of Colore Navigating Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2017: 1-6.

  • karen Brown, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, and Michelle Scott, ed. Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. , 2017.

  • Karen Brown and Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Faculty of color navigating higher education," Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2017: 115-116.

  • Karen Brown and Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Thematic Analysis," Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2017: 107-114.

  • Sarah van Ingen, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, and Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic. "How Do Preservice Teachers Understand the Use of Research to Inform Practice? Foundational Knowledge for Bridging the Gap," Action in Teacher Education 38, no. 2 (2016): 175Ð189.

  • Teddi Beam-Conroy and Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Bilingual education and students with di/abilities and exceptionalities," Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015: 372-390.

  • Elizabeth Cramer, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, and Mary Little. "Constructing a New Model for Teacher Preparation: A Collaborative Approach," Action in Teacher Education 37, no. 3 (2015): 238Ð250.

  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton, L. Panther, B. Petty, and Rachel Steele. Encouraged to Greatness: The Joan and Bert Berkly Excellence in Urban Education Grant Awards Anthology 2007-2015. Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri Kansas City - School of Education , 2015.

  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Jennie Farmer, Sharon Ray, and J Harriet. "Communicating through drawings: Middle grades students' perceptions of their learning environment," Middle Grades Research Journal 9, no. 2 (2014): 37.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Julia Atiles. Reducing the Gap: Preschool Benefits Children of Color, University of Missouri Kansas City, $19,999.00 (2015 - 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Women in leadership: Issues, challenges, and opportunities for advancement," UTRGV Advance Leadership Institute, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (2017)

  • Sandra Musanti, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Alma Rodriguez, John Jauregui, and Norma Castillo. "University-School District Partnerships for Hispanic Teacher Success: Transforming the Clinical Teaching Experience," Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, Texas (October 2017)

  • C Warner, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, C Bell, and J Atiles. "Moving beyond compliance: Using externally mandated performance assessments to spark meaningful program inquiry," AACTE 68th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (2016)

  • J Atiles, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, "Language development skills in pre-K: A close look at single and dual-language children," American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC (2016)

  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton and E Saenz. "Bailando trompos: Renewing purpose for excellence in education, Business, Education and Technology Academy," (2016)

  • A Cavasos, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, V Kortan, and N Castillo. "Preparing new teachers as second-year pros: A university-district partnership," Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference, Austin, TX (2016)

  • P Garza, J Nelson, J DeMonte, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, and R Watson. "Teacher preparation: How can we make real change for our future teachers?," Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference, Austin, TX (2016)

  • Katherine Zimmer and Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Developing Interdisciplinary Teacher Preparation Programs: Effectively Instructing Teacher Candidates to Education Diverse Populations.," Teacher Division of Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Division of Council for Exceptional Children, Lexington, KY (November 2016)

  • Patricia Alvarez McHatton. "Expanding collaboration: Creating P-16 partnerships," Building systemic leadership capacity for transforming 21st century schools, Critical Issues Leadership Conference, (September 2016)

  • E Olivarez, E Manusov, H Herrer Erdem, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, and A Jones. "Interprofessional Communication and "New" Models of Collaboration," 7th Annual PACE Ethics Conference, (April 2016)