Dr. Eric J. López
Head of the School of Education and Kinesiology
Phone: (210) 784-2501
Dr. Eric J. López is the new head of the School of Education & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Born and raised in the South Side of San Antonio, Texas, Dr. López has 13 years of higher education experience with New Mexico State University where he served as the department head of the Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders as well as a tenured full professor for the special education program. Dr. López has also been the director of the Educational Diagnostics Program and co-coordinator for the School Psychology Program at New Mexico State University.
Dr. López served as the first Stan Fulton Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools where he was the principal investigator and co-chair for the Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, which Coordinated the College of Education’s Outreach and Extension efforts, Southern New Mexico Engaging Latino Communities in Education and several others, totaling over three million dollars.
Dr. López received his Ph.D. and Ed.S. in School Psychology at the University of Iowa and his B.A. in History at Texas A&M University. Dr. López is also a recipient of the Who's Who in America, sixty-first edition and Who's Who Among America's Teachers, ninth edition. Dr. López also has completed the United States Department of Agriculture E. (Kika) De La Garza Fellowship Program in 2009. His research interests include multicultural assessment, consultation and intervention.