Associate Chair, Graduate Social and Behavioral Sciences programs
Director of School Psychology Program
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4201
Dr. Viola is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in the state of Texas. She received her doctorate degree in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Dr. Viola has gained extensive experience in working in public school settings with all ages of students. Dr. Viola’s research interests pertains to children, families, improving education, and the lives of children. Areas of specific interest include Responsiveness to Intervention (RtI), parental involvement, and academic, behavioral, and social-emotional interventions. Dr. Viola is serving as faculty sponsor for the School Psychology Association (SPA) and the UHV Psi Chi Chapter beginning Fall 2014.
Dr. Viola is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), National Association for School Psychologists (NASP), and Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP). Dr. Viola also serves as a Review Board Member for the Texas Association of School Psychology (TASP) Journal.