Jacqueline J Evans, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Psychology
1 University Station A8000
Austin, Texas 78712
j.evans@utexas.edu

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Education

Ph.D. 2011 The University of Texas at Austin Psychology
Statistics Minor
Concentrations in Social, Personality and Health Psychology
Individual Differences in Stress Physiology: Understanding Person by Situation Influences (Dissertation)
B.A. 2003 University of California, Santa Cruz Psychology (Honors)

Academic Experience

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2018 – Current
Lecturer (Full-Time), The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2013 – Aug 2018
Lecturer (Full-Time), Texas State University- San Marcos, Aug 2012 – Aug 2013
Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin Extension, Aug 2011 – Aug 2012
Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin, June 2010 – May 2011
Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Jan 2007 – June 2010
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz, Jan 2003 – June 2003

Other Relevant Positions

Clinical Data Specialist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Psychiatry, April 2004 – Dec 2005
Laboratory Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2003 – March 2004

Teaching Experience

Awards and Honors

President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, UT Austin, 2017-2018
Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence, UT Austin, 2016-2017
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, UT Austin, Feb 2017
Arnold H. Buss Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UT Austin, 2015-2016
Psychology Department Nominee for Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, UT Austin, 2015-2016
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, UT Austin, Feb 2016
Psychology Department Nominee for Harry Ransom Award in Teaching Excellence, UT Austin, 2014-2015
Kappa Delta Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, UT Austin, Feb 2015
Janet T. Spence Teaching Award for Excellence as Assistant Instructor, UT Austin, 2010-2011
Alma Carlson Teaching Award for Excellence as Teaching Assistant, UT Austin, 2008-2009

Courses Taught

History of Modern Psychology

17 classes taught since Spring 2013

Health Psychology

15 classes taught since Fall 2012

Statistics and Research Design

16 classes taught since Fall 2012

Introductory Psychology

4 classes taught since Summer 2010

Personality Psychology

4 classes taught since Summer 2011

Emotion

3 classes taught since Fall 2016

Social Psychology

UT Austin University Extension, Online, 2011-2012

Courses for College of Liberal Arts Texas Summer program

Personality Psychology- Pre-College Camp

Summer 2016, Summer 2017

Courses served as Teaching Assistant

Introductory Psychology, UT Austin, 2007-2011
History of Modern Psychology, UT Austin, 2009-2010
Statistics and Research Methods (Lab), UT Austin, 2008
Seminar on Social Endocrinology, Summer Institute of Social Psychology, 2007
Introductory Psychology, UC Santa Cruz, Spring 2003

Service Opportunities

Student Mentorship

Faculty Mentor, Macy Turley (Summer 2018 – Fall 2018), Honors Thesis- Psychology Department, The Role of Social Media Platform Use on Self-Presentation and Body Image
Faculty Mentor, Victoria Hart (Spring 2018 – Fall 2018), Bridging Disciplines Program, Connecting Experience Internship, Children & Society - Intervention and Vulnerable Children
Faculty Mentor, Emily Hinds (Spring 2018 – Fall 2018), Bridging Disciplines Program, Connecting Experience Internship, Children & Society - Intervention and Vulnerable Children
Faculty Mentor, Jasmine Bell (Summer 2017 – Fall 2017), Honors Thesis- Psychology Department, Language Use as a Function of Poetry Modality (Written/ Spoken): A LIWC Analysis
Faculty Mentor, Bradley Dweck (Spring 2017 – Fall 2017), Independent Study- Undergraduate Studies, Personality in Health Care: Informing Patient-Provider Communication
Faculty Mentor, Shelley Fang (2015-2016), Honors Thesis- College of Natural Sciences: Health and Ballroom Dance: Affect of New and Experienced Dancers After Partner Dancing
Faculty Mentor, Courtney Wiesepape (Spring 2015), Bridging Disciplines Program, Connecting Research Experience, Childhood Obesity: A Retrospective Study of Evolving Trends
Plan II Faculty Advisor, Emily Barnes, Anticipated Graduation May 2018

Departmental and University Service

Faculty Speaker, Meaningful Experiences as a Psychology Major, Psi Chi, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Apr 2018
Faculty Speaker, Being Mindful: Coping with Stress, Texas Student Psychological Association, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Apr 2018
Interviewed for press article, Exercise may help with smoking cessation, Daily Texan, Feb 19, 2018
Faculty Speaker, Teaching Career Panel, Psychology Graduate Student Association, UT Austin, Nov 2017
Faculty Speaker, Building Meaningful Experiences and Finding Your Path as a Psychology Major, Psi Chi, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Apr 2017
Faculty Speaker, Putting Your Psychology Degree to Work, Texas Student Psychological Association, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Feb 2017
Faculty Speaker, Stress and Mindfulness, Women in Psychology, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Nov 2016
Guest Lecturer, Putting Pedagogy into Action, Graduate Teaching in Psychology course, Dr. Rebecca Bigler, UT Austin, Apr 2016
Faculty Speaker, Health and Mindfulness, Psi Chi, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Feb 2016
Faculty Speaker, Stress and Health, Texas Student Psychological Association, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Sept 2015
Guest Lecturer, Stress, Health, and Mindfulness, Sociology of Health and Society course, Instructor: Dr. Emily Durden, UT Austin, Sept 2015
Faculty Speaker, Graduate Study in Psychology, Women in Psychology, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Sept 2014
Consulted and performed hormone assays, Stress among Homeless Youth Project, UT Austin Nursing Department, 2007
Graduate Representative, Graduate Student Assembly, Psychology Department, UT Austin, 2006-2007

Departmental and University Service

Classroom Representative, In-class science demonstration and reading, classroom PTA event volunteer, Elementary School, Cedar Park, TX, ongoing 2018-2019
Classroom Representative, In-class science demonstration and reading, classroom PTA event volunteer, Elementary School, Cedar Park, TX, 2017-2018
Interviewed for press article, Passive Death: The Silencer from Within, Liberal Arts and Science Academy LASA Magazine, October 2017
Classroom Volunteer, Developing reading skills with kindergarteners, Elementary School, Cedar Park, TX, 2016-2017
Interviewed for press article, Adult Coloring and Stress Reduction, Texas Monthly magazine, 2016
Volunteer Fundraiser (raised $860), ASPCA, 2014
Faculty Representative, Bobcat Days, Psychology Department, Texas State University, 2013
Faculty Sponsor, Round Rock Campus Psychology Association, Texas State University, 2013
Interviewed for press article, Stress, Hormones and Women’s Health, HerSports Magazine, 2007

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Member, since 2002
    Division 2 Member (Teaching of Psychology)
Association for Psychological Science, Member, since 2012
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Member, since 2006
Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Member, since 2013

Teaching Conferences Attended

(* indicates also presented)

*National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan 2019 (accepted)
*National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan 2018
*National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan 2017
*National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan 2016
Writing Faculty Retreat Teaching Workshop, Office of Undergraduate Studies, UT Austin, May 2015
New Faculty Symposium, Center for Learning Sciences, UT Austin, Aug 2013
APS-STP Teaching Institute, Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2013

Fellowships and Honors

Faculty Writing Retreat Professional Development Stipend, UT Austin ($1,200), 2015-2016 Liberal Arts Graduate Research Fellowship, UT Austin ($1,400), 2008-2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship- Honorable Mention, 2008 Liberal Arts Graduate Research Fellowship, UT Austin ($1,800), 2007-2008 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship- Honorable Mention, 2007 Research Intern Fellowship, UT Austin ($18,000), 2006-2007 Honors Distinction, Intensive Majors Program, UC Santa Cruz, 2003 Chancellor’s Honor List, UC Santa Cruz, 2001-2003 Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, 2000-2001

Publications

Josephs, R.A., Telch, M.J., Hixon, J.G., Evans, J.J., Lee, H., Knopik. V.S., et al. (2012). Genetic and hormonal sensitivity to threat: Testing a serotonin transporter genotype x testosterone interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 752-761.

Rivers, J.J., & Josephs, R.A. (2010). Dominance and health: The role of social rank in physiology and illness. In A.P. Guinote & T.K. Vescio (Eds.) The Social Psychology of Power. New York: Guilford.

Manuscripts in preparation

Evans, J.J., Hamilton, L.D., Delville, Y & Josephs, R.A. (in preparation). Openness to Experience, Gender, and the Presence of Strangers Interact to Predict TSST-Evoked Cortisol Reactivity.

Hamilton, L.D., Evans, J.J., Josephs, R.A., & Delville, Y. (in preparation). History of bullying affects acute stress response.

Presentations

Conference and Invited Talks

Evans, J.J. (accepted; 2019, January). Enhancing Learning through Promoting Self-Care, Wellness, and Resiliency for Students as a Non-Clinician. Participant Idea Exchange (PIE) to be presented for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.
Evans, J.J. (2018, February). Building Meaningful Experiences and Finding Your Path as a Psychology Major. Invited talk presented for the Round Rock Psychology Student Organization, Texas State University, Round Rock, TX.
Evans, J.J. (2018, January). Taking the Grrr out of Group Projects: Facilitating Professionalism and Collaboration. Participant Idea Exchange (PIE) presented for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.
Evans, J.J. (2017, November). Stress and Mindfulness. Invited talk presented for the Round Rock Psychology Student Organization, Texas State University, Round Rock, TX.
Evans, J.J. (2017, September). Cultivating Joy and Resilience in Adversity. Invited talk presented for Facebook Inc., Austin, TX
Evans, J.J. (2017, May). Resilience in the Face of Stress: Developing your Coping Toolkit. Invited talk presented for Facebook Inc., Austin, TX.
Evans, J.J. (2017, January). The Art of Emotion: Bringing to life Human Emotion through interaction with poignant art exhibits. Participant Idea Exchange (PIE) presented for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.
Evans, J.J. (2016, January). Leveraging the self and technology to teach the science of personality. Participant Idea Exchange (PIE) presented for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.
Evans, J.J., Josephs, R.A., Hamilton, L.D., & Delville, Y. (2011, February). Individual differences in stress physiology: Understanding person by situation influences. Talk presented for the Social and Personality Psychology Area, The University of Texas at Austin.
Rivers, J.J., Beevers, C.G., McGeary, J.E., Hixon, J.G., & Josephs, R.A. (2010, April). Gene x hormone interaction predicts stress response. Talk presented for the Social and Personality Psychology Area, The University of Texas at Austin.
Rivers, J.J., Beevers, C.G., McGeary, J.E., Hixon, J.G., & Josephs, R.A. (2010, April). Gene x hormone interaction predicts stress response. Talk presented for the Liberal Arts Counsel Meeting, The University of Texas at Austin.
Rivers, J.J., Josephs, R.A., Hamilton, L.D., & Delville, Y. (2008, April). Does misery love company? Affiliation and recovery from acute stress. Talk presented for the Clinical Psychology Area, The University of Texas at Austin.
Rivers, J.J., Josephs, R.A., Hamilton, L.D., & Delville, Y. (2008, February). Does misery love company? Affiliation and recovery from acute stress. Paper presented at the symposium Mind and Body (Without Scanning the Brain): Basic Physiological Processes Facilitate Understanding of Complex Social Phenomena for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
Rivers, J.J., Josephs, R.A., Hamilton, L.D., & Delville, Y. (2007, April). Does misery love company? Affiliation and recovery from acute stress. Talk presented for the Social and Personality Psychology Area, The University of Texas at Austin.

Posters

(First author only; list of co-authored posters on request)

Rivers, J.J., Beevers, C.G., McGeary, J.E., Hixon, J.G., & Josephs, R.A. (2010, February). Hormone x gene interaction predicts stress reactivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
Rivers, J.J., Josephs, R.A., Hamilton, L.D., & Delville, Y. (2009, February). Does the person matter? Personality and affiliation predict overall acute stress responsivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
Rivers, J.J., & Rao, U. (2005, October). Relationship between chronic stress and HPA responsivity in depressed adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Rivers, J.J., & Hammen, C.L. (2004, November). Neuroticism and stress sensitivity as predictors of major depressive episode recurrence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (formerly AABT), New Orleans, LA.

Last Revision September 2018