Dr. Arthur E. Hernández


Dr. Arthur E. Hernández has had education and training 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.

His scholarly work has contributed to measurement and evaluation, psycho-educational interventions, public health and performance effectiveness. He currently focuses on the theory and practice of program evaluation including psycho-social metrics across a variety of educational, industrial and social service settings. His research and scholarly contributions may be found in multiple journals covering topics ranging from teacher education to Type 2 Diabetes in children. Some of his recent contributions include:

  • Yin, Z. Li, S., Land, W., Alevi, 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.
  • White Paper: Developing Quality Teacher Preparation Programs that Serve the Needs of Latino Students (2017). Select Committee of HSI serving Deans and Educators (John Davis, Patricia Alverez McHatton, Arthur Hernández, Blanca Belmonte Sapien, Deborah Shanley, Kari Terjeson). White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. U.S. Department of Education
  • Hernández, A.E. (2017). Policy Paper: Leadership/Administration: Sustaining Diversity and Why Culture Matters. RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) for Boys and Men of Color – Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color – (The Atlantic Philanthropies, Annie E. Casey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Marguerite Casey Foundation).
  • Turner, B., Rodriguez, N., Bobadilla, R., Hernández, A. Yin, Z. (2018). Chronic Pain Self-Management Program for Low-Income Patients: Themes from a Qualitative Inquiry. Pain Medicine. pny192, Published: 11 October 2018
  • Guerra, N., Hernández, A., & Carrillo, C. (2019). LIBRE Model Problem Solving Counseling to Facilitate Latina Higher Education Student Success. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 14(1), 1-18.

Dr. Hernández has and continues to contribute to funded research, service and teaching projects as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, Evaluator or Consultant. In addition, he currently serves as Director of the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Fellowship Program of the American Evaluation Association and on the Advisory Board for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program of the Foundation's Expanding the Bench initiative, which focuses on race and ethnicity equity and inclusion.

Research Interest

Development and application of measurement for evaluation of programs in education, philanthropy and public health, and the theory and practice of evaluation.

Personal Interest

Reading, traveling and out of doors activities


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

- Aristotle

Contact Information

Dr. Arthur E. Hernández
(210) 283-6409

Dr. Arthur E. Hernández's Vita (PDF)

Courses Taught

  • Budget and Finance in Higher Education
  • Constructing Research Design
  • Higher Education History and Philosophy
  • Program Development in Adult Education
  • Program Evaluation Methods


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