Areas of expertise
I have broad knowledge in all areas of psychology, as well as specific knowledge and training in the areas of social and personality psychology. In addition, I have experience with conducting research studies, analyzing data, and communicating about research findings.

I have teaching experience at the university level, as well as consulting experience in education. My favorite thing about teaching is showing students just how applicable psychology is to their daily lives.


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 2008
B.A., University of Notre Dame 1999


Texas State University - San Marcos
August 01, 2008 - present
I taught personality, lifespan development, adolescence, and introductory psychology at Texas State. I currently teach an online course there.

Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychology
Southwestern University
January 01, 2010 - present
I teach Principles of Psychology and Lifespan Development

Senior Research Associate
Innovations in Global Education
March 01, 2008 - September 01, 2008
I carried out research to increase student participation in study abroad.


Some of my areas of interest in research include:

  • personality
  • relationships
  • communication
  • positive psychology
  • how students change when they study abroad
  • self-esteem
  • consulting

Professional Work

From time to time I perform consulting work, using my knowledge of the research process to collect data and solve problems for various companies. My largest-scale consulting project involved helping the Australian government understand how to get more U.S. students to study abroad in Australia on short-term programs. I designed and administered a comprehensive study of U.S. study abroad programs and their directors. I was in charge of all aspects of data collection, survey design, and data analysis. 


Angulo, S. K., Brooks, M. L., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (in press). Swimming serenely in a sea of words: Progressive men accept verbally disinhibited women. Personal Relationships.

Angulo, S. K. (2008). Trading cultures, transforming lives: Positive change during study abroad. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM.

Angulo, S. K. (2008). Identity change in students who study abroad. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69(6), (UMI No. AAT 3311181).

Swann, W. B., Jr., Chang-Schneider, C. S., & Angulo, S. K. (2007). Self-verification in relationships as an adaptive process. In J. Wood, A. Tesser, & J. Holmes (Eds.), Self and Relationships, Psychology Press: New York.

Honors & Awards

Faculty Appreciation Award, Texas State University Psychology Association, April 2009

Janet T. Spence Certificate of Commendation for meritorious teaching in an undergraduate course, April 2007

Rick Jay and Paula Myrick Short Endowed Fellowship in Psychology, January 2008 - May 2008

American Association for University Women Austin Chapter Dissertation Fellowship, September 2007 - May 2008