Dr. Arthur E. Hernández

Dr. Arthur E. Hernández

Professor Office Location: GB 229 Phone: (210) 283-6409

Dr. Arthur E. Hernández has training and experience in clinical psychology, educational psychology, measurement and evaluation, higher education, teacher education, curriculum and instruction, and has taught relevant courses at all levels.

Dr. Hernández is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Counselor, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties and is a licensed Psychologist, and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He served as a member and Chair of the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists and as a member of the Texas Diabetes Council. He currently serves on the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, a Canadian/American standards organization which represents a coalition of major professional organizations.

Ph.D., Educational Psychology Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

M.A., Clinical Psychology
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas

His scholarly work involves measurement and culturally responsive and equitable (CREE) evaluation, psycho-educational interventions, public health, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and performance effectiveness. He currently focuses on the theory and practice of program evaluation including psycho-social metrics across a variety of educational, industrial, health, and social service settings. His research and scholarly contributions may be found in multiple journals covering topics ranging from teacher education to public health. Some recent work includes:

  • Yin, Z. Li, S., Land, W., Ullevig, S., Juarez, F., Hernandez, A., Ortega, C., Simmonds, M. (2021). Higher Levels of Physical Activity Buffered the Negative Effect of Pain Severity on Physical Frailty in Older Adults Geriatric Nursing 42(2), 460-466.
  • Yin, Zenong; Li, Shiyu; Ortega, Catherine; Bobadilla, Raudel; Winkler, Paula L.; Hernández, Arthur E.; Simmonds, Maureen J.. (2021) Impacts on patient-centered outcomes of a chronic pain self-management program in a rural community: A feasibility study Geriatric Nursing. (42) 1198-1203.
  • Considering Methods and Questions Associated with Participatory Action Research Design and Evaluation. American Evaluation Association (virtual conference). November 8-12, 2021.
  • Assessment Empowered: What are institutions doing? Where do we go from here? Taylor,J., Flateby, T., Sweetland, Y., Ghasemi, A., Hernandez, A.E. Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. Providence RI. June 6-9, 2022.
  • A Discussion About Dealing with Challenges to Effective Measurement and Assessment. A., Hernandez, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. Providence RI. June 6-9, 2022.
  • Traditional Public Health Researcher’s Experience with Action Research: Bridging a Problem and People Focus. 17th Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Virtual Conference). May 21, 2021.
  • Some Notions Related to Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation Planning and Practice. Las Vegas, NV. National Association of Bilingual Educators. February 24 – 28, 2020.

Dr. Hernández has and continues to contribute to funded research, service, and teaching projects as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, Evaluator or Consultant. For example, he is Co-PI on a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( The Community Participation for Health and Wellbeing Project (CPHWP). In addition, he serves as Director of the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Fellowship Program of the American Evaluation Association and on the Advisory Board for the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program of the Expanding the Bench Initiative, which focuses on race and ethnicity equity and inclusion in Evaluation.

Reading, traveling and out of doors activities.
  • Budget and Finance in Higher Education
  • Constructing Research Design
  • Program Development in Adult Education
  • Strategic and Operational Planning in Higher Education
  • Program Evaluation Theory
  • Program Evaluation Methods

Development and application of concepts, measurement, and metrics for culturally responsive and equitable evaluation of programs in education, philanthropy, public health, and the theory and practice of evaluation.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

- Aristotle