Robert Pachecano

Robert Pachecano

Instructor Department of Sociology Office Location: AD 358 Phone: (210) 454-4478

Since 2004 , I have taught for UIW and have taught sociology since 2001. Sociology is my passion and teaching is my calling. Education is and always has been a driving force in my life and being in academia my whole career has been about teaching, researching, advising and empowering.

Our Lady of the Lake University

  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Sociology - 1998
  • Master of Arts : Sociology/Sociological Practice - 2000

University of the Incarnate Word

  • ABD - Ph.D. Education: Organizational Leadership -

Along with instructional experience, other experience in academia includes: academic advising, tutoring, study skills and college success, doctoral research and other independent research endeavors.

University of the Incarnate Word 08/2004 - Current

  • Adjunct Instructor of Sociology (MAIN CAMPUS): 2004-2019 / 08/2020 - Current
  • Visiting Professor of Sociology (MAIN CAMPUS): 08/2019-05/2020
  • Sociology Instructor (ADCaP): 2005-2008

Art Institute of San Antonio 2012 -2020
Brown Mackie College 2012- 2014

  • Sociology and Psychology Instructor
  • College Success/Study Skills Instructor

Our Lady of the Lake University 2007 – 2010

  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Sociology

San Antonio College

  • Full Time Temporary Instructor of Sociology: 2009 - 2010
  • Adjunct Instructor of Sociology: 2001 - 2009
  • Marathon running
  • Trail running
  • Obstacle course running
  • Racquetball
  • Weightlifting
  • Home improvement

Current course and curriculum development: The experience of the San Antonio Four is research worthy on many levels. Four young women were wrongfully convicted in 1994 and were unjustly incarcerated. Research into the experience of these four women can enlighten education, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and social justice. Current course development will profile the lived experience of these four women to address the myriad of relevant issues. Course and curriculum direction will address: trauma, PTSD, resiliency, and lived experiences in prison, reentry and transition, social injustice, and various societal and culture issues.

Research interests include homeless veterans, PTSD, transition; federal offenders, reentry and restorative justice. Potential dissertation topics under consideration include the life histories of selected former migrant workers and their experiences of leadership and education, social and psychological development; the San Antonio Four and implications for research in education, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, and social justice. Other research interests considered: first generation college students, veteran students, non-traditional students, undergraduates, graduates, community college students.

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Issues through Cinema
  • Social Problems and Social Justice
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Minority Relations
  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • Deviance and Mental Illness