Contact Information, Education, and Professional Appointments

Stephanie Cawthon

Department of Educational Psychology

1 University Station MC D5800

Austin, TX 78712


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2002                Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Human Development)             

              University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Dissertation: Opportunity to Learn Standards-Based Content for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

1995                M.A., Psychology (Social Psychology)                              

              Stanford University, Stanford, CA.Thesis: Gender differences in construals of sexual harassment

1994                B.A., Psychology                              

              Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Conferred with Departmental Honors  Honors Thesis: Syntax development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing


2007-2013       Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin (Assistant 2007-2013. Associate effective fall 2013).  

2013-present  Board of Directors and Director of the Educational Access Research Institute, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, College of Education, UT Austin.  

2003-2007       Faculty, Department of Psychology, Walden University (based in Minneapolis, MN).

2003                Adjunct Faculty, College of Psychology, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2002                Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.