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Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D.


Jorge E. Gonzalez, Ph.D., is a joint clinical professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. Gonzalez serves as a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and provides clinical supervision to medical students at the UH Health Family Care Center. In addition to the Fertitta Family College of Medicine, he is a professor of school psychology in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences (PHLS) at the College of Education.

His scholarship focuses on the causes and correlates of early language and literacy difficulties in young children with a focus on adult-child interactive reading in the context of dual language learners. His works address inquiries relevant to children’s home literacy environment (HLE), the effects of teacher talk around shared reading, longitudinal effects of evidence-based shared reading interventions, and investigating the heterogeneous nature language and literacy subtypes of at-risk children. From a clinical perspective, Gonzalez specializes in Parent Management Training (PMT) for child and youth non-compliance and conduct problems.

Previously, Gonzalez oversaw Psychology doctoral candidates at Texas A&M University as an associate professor. He also directed the Words of Oral Reading and Language Development (WORLD) lab and taught courses in the school psychology program.

Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Denver. He achieved his master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American and completed his doctorate in school psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is an accomplished researcher, having more than 60 publications, as well as a variety of chapters, books and technical reports to his credit. Gonzalez has presented at dozens of conferences, both nationally and internationally, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous psychology journals. He is a member of several psychology associations and has won many awards during his academic career.