My research interests are in the development of Latinx Psychology and the connections between ethnic minority psychology and other aspects of multicultural psychology. To this end I run an integrated research/service/outreach research program with an emphasis on the provision of services to the Spanish Speaking population of Georgia. I run a Spanish language clinic, La Clinica In LaK'ech that offers bilingual and bicultural counseling to Latinx people in Georgia.
I have chaired 37 students to the Ph.D. since 2002 and although they all have diverse research and practice interests, they are unified with a focus on multicultural competence and social justice.
I am the Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Services in the College of Education. I am also faculty in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services. I am also affiliated faculty with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) at UGA.
I graduated from Rhodes College with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and from the University of Notre Dame with my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at Michigan State University, worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida, and an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington. I joined UGA in 2005.
I was one of the founding members of the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) and am a past-president of NLPA (2007-2009) and I am currently an Associate Editor of the _Journal of Latinx Psychology.
My wife, Angie Romero-Shih is an academic advisor and I have five wonderful children: Javier, Isa, Nick, Emma and Guillermo.