Sandra   Hansmann

Associate Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.114
Phone: (956) 665-5108
Email: sandra.hansmann@utrgv.edu
Website: disabilityintel.blogspot.com

Dr. Sandy Hansmann

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Online Teaching and Learning
    • Social Media in Counseling and Allied Health Professions
    • Online Representations of Disability
  • Education

    • PhD, Special Education, The University of Texas - Austin, 2000
    • MEd, Special Education, The University of Texas - Austin, 1993
    • BA, Concordia University Texas, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    REHS 6300 01R - Clinical Rehab Foundations:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 6330 01 - Assessment & Testing:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    REHS 6300 01R - Clinical Rehab Foundations:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Sandra Hansmann and Shawn Saladin. "Hearing Impairments and Related Auditory Disorders ," Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disability 5th Edition. Elliott & Fitzpatrick, no. 5 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, Sandra Hansmann, Jason Popan, and N. Ysasi. An analysis of Hispanic Students' Preferences for online or Face-to-Face Learning: A Pilot Study. Rehabilitation Counselors & Educators Journal, 2016.

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, Anne Stachura, and Linda English. "Boys Will Be Boys," Justified and Philosophy: Think First, Shoot Later. Open Court Publishing, 2015.

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, and Anne Stachura. "Devil with a Blue Dress," The Devil and Philosophy. Open Court Philosophy & Pop Culture Series, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014.

  • Shawn Saladin and Sandra Hansmann. "Hearing loss, deafness, and related vestibular disorders," Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disability (4th edition). Athens, GA: Elliott & Fitzpatrick, Inc. , no. 4 May 2014: 101-115.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, Shawn Saladin, Dr. Groomes, Jerome Fischer, and Sandra Hansmann. "Conceptualizing the use of cognitive interventions among persons with intellectual disabilities who experience depression," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 4, no. 44 (2013): 3-9.

  • Amber Feist, Shawn Saladin, and Sandra Hansmann. "Working with Hispanic Women Who are Deaf: Recommendations from the Literature," Washington, DC: American Annals for the Deaf 157, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013): 450-457.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, Shawn Saladin, D Groomes, Jerome Fischer, and Sandra Hansmann. "Cognitive Interventions in treating depression among those with significant development disabilites.," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013).

  • Alan Davis, Shawn Saladin, Sandra Hansmann, and N Velgersdyk. "Professional bereavement: A qualitative examination of rehabilitation counselors in grief.," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 43, no. 4 (December 2012): 3-11.

  • Sandra Hansmann, Shawn Saladin, "Research in rehabilitation counseling. In R.M. Parker & J. Boland Patterson," Rehabilitation counseling:Basics and beyond. Austin, TX:: PRO-ED, Inc, 5, 2011: 307-332.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Van Reidhead. Proposal to Establish an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, DoD, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, $2,500,000.00 (October 1, 2006 - September 30, 2011)

  • Sandra Hansmann. Deaf Rehab Grant, Rehabilitation of the Deaf”. CFDA 84.129Q. U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $500,000.00 (2005 - 2010)

  • Sandra Hansmann. Proposal to Establish an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CAE, Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Office of Basic and Applied Research., $2,500,000.00 (2006 - 2009)

  • Shawn Saladin. Development of the American Sign Language Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale (ASL-PIADS, U.S. Department of Education National Institute for Disability & Rehabilitation Research, ( 2007)

  • Sandra Hansmann. Rehabilitation Issues of Mental Illness (RIMI, U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $500,000.00 (2002 - 2007)

  • Shawn Saladin. Undergraduate Research Assistant College Research Infrastructure, Funding Office of the Dean, the University of Texas Pan American, $800.00 ( 2006)

  • Shawn Saladin. Interability Relationships, Faculty Research Council grant. Office of the Associate Vice President for Research , $3,587.00 (September 1, 2006 - October 1, 2006)

  • Sandra Hansmann. , Rehabilitation of the Deaf”. CFDA 84.129Q. U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $500,000.00 ( 2005)

  • Shawn Saladin. Inter-Ability Relationships: A Qualitative Study of Marriage and Domestic Partnerships between People with and without Disability, The University of Texas-Pan American Faculty Grant, $3,580.00 ( 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Allen Davis, Shawn Saladin, and Sandra Hansmann. "Professional Bereavement: A Qualitative Examination of Rehabilitation Counselors in Grief," National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, San Francisco, CA, National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA (April 2013)

  • Xi Chen, Sandra Hansmann, Shawn Saladin, Nicholas Weimer, and A Zemnrani. "Issues in International Research:," UTPA Office in International Programs Pan- American Days, (April 2012)

  • Xi Chen, Sandra Hansmann, Shawn Saladin, Nicholas Weimer, and A Zemnrani. "Issues in International Research:," UTPA Office in International Programs Pan- American Days, (April 2012)

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, and Shawn Saladin. "CEU Keynote Address, Ethical Dilemmas in Decision Making in Health Care and Human Service Professions," UTPA PACE Biomedical Ethics Conference, (March 2012)

  • Sandra Hansmann, Shawn Saladin, Melinda Rodriguez, Lydia Arizmendi, and Kai Koong. "Ethical Dilemmas in Decision Making in Health Care and Human Service Professions: ," UTPA PACE Biomedical Ethics Conference., PACE, UTPA, Edinburg, TX (March 2012)

  • Nicholas Weimer, Sandra Hansmann, Philip Ethridge, Rosalva Resendiz, V. Rodriguez, and A. Benavides. "Engaging Students in Global and Public Affairs," National Conference for Minority Public Administrators (COMPA), (February 2012)

  • Shawn Saladin and Sandra Hansmann. "The OODA Loop as a Teaching Tool in Case management Decision Making," National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA (2011)

  • Nicholas Weimer, V. Reidhead, and Sandra Hansmann. "Growing Future Security Professionals," Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Security Operations Curriculum, East Stroudsburg University of PA. Collaboration with University of Texas-Pan American, (October 2010)

  • Shawn Saladin, S Quintero, and Sandra Hansmann. "UTPA Deaf Rehab and CAAG Deaf Resource Specialist Collaboration, Valley-ICAN Model," Fifth National Training Conference for State Coordinators & Related Professionals who Serve Individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, & Late Deafened, Baltimore, MD (August 2010)

  • Nicholas Weimer and Sandra Hansmann. "Best Practices at the University of Texas - Pan American Integrated Global Knowledge and Understanding Collaboration," Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Orientation, (October 2009)

Current Courses

REHS 6300 01R - Clinical Rehab Foundations:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 6330 01 - Assessment & Testing:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
REHS 6300 01R - Clinical Rehab Foundations:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses