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

Lecturer (Full-Time), The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2013 – Current
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

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

12 classes taught since Spring 2013

Health Psychology

10 classes taught since Fall 2012

Statistics and Research Design

10 classes taught since Fall 2012

Introductory Psychology

4 classes taught since Summer 2010

Personality Psychology

4 classes taught since Summer 2011

Emotion

1 class 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

Service Opportunities

Student Mentorship

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, Project: Childhood Obesity: A Retrospective Study of Evolving Trends
Plan II Faculty Advisor, Emily Barnes, Anticipated Graduation May 2018

Other Service

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
Interviewed for press article, Adult Coloring and Stress Reduction, Texas Monthly magazine, 2016
Faculty Speaker, Graduate Study in Psychology, Women in Psychology, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Nov 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
Faculty Speaker, Graduate Study in Psychology, Women in Psychology, Psychology Undergraduate Organization, UT Austin, Sept 2014
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
Graduate Representative, Graduate Student Assembly, Psychology Department, UT Austin, 2006-2007
Consulted and performed hormone assays, Stress among Homeless Youth Project, UT Austin Nursing Department, 2007
Interviewed for press article, Stress, Hormones and Women’s Health, HerSports Magazine, 2007

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 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.

Presentations

Conference and Invited Talks

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 December 2016