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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Psychology Advisory Committee

The Department of Psychology Advisory Committee serves as the primary volunteer group for the Department. Members have been chosen because of their interest in psychology, their leadership, and the support they provide to promote the mission of the Department. The Committee works closely with faculty, staff, and administration from the Psychology Department to learn about, and advocate for, key initiatives. As advocates of the Department, members help promote its accomplishments and value to the community.  

The Advisory Committee joins with the Department Chair and the Dean of the College to leverage support from our alumni and the larger community. It provides a vital contribution to the Department’s mission of expanding the horizons of our discipline, breaking new ground in the study of the mind and behavior, and educating our students and the public.



Committee Members


Committee Chair

Photo of Jerry Grammer

Jerry Grammer, Ph.D., Austin
Clinical Psychologist/Private Practice-Austin

  • B.A., 1969, Government/Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.B.A., 1972, Organizational Behavior & Administration, Southern Methodist University
  • M.L.A., 1972, Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • Ph.D., 1982, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas

Kathy Banks, M.D., Dallas
Psychiatrist

  • B.A., 1976, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.B.A., B.J., 1978, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.D., 1988, Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas-Dallas

Danielle Brown, Austin
Teach for America Alumna/Educational Technology Associate at Infosnap

  • B.A., 2010, Government/Psychology, The University of Texas
  • M.S., 2012, Urban Education (certification: Secondary Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

Audrey Burnam, Santa Monica


Nell Bush, Dallas


Bob Cocke, Austin


Judy Craig, Midland
President of NAMI Midland (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

  • B.A., 1970, Plan II, University of Texas
  • M.A., 1971, American Studies, Purdue University
  • Ph.D., 1977, English Literature, Rice University

Becky Baskin Ferguson, Midland
Community Volunteer

  • Graduated in 1976, Radio, Television and Film, The University of Texas  

Elaine Finger, Houston


Lisa Henken Ramirez, Austin
Vice President for Customer Experience at Netspend Corporation

  • B.A., 1998, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin 

John Molinar, J.D., Dallas

  • B.A., 1987, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D., 1991,  University of Texas School of Law

Rachel Meyerson, Austin

  • Doctoral candidate at The University of Texas/Marketing at Mass Relevance
  • Graduated in 2010, Psychology Honors and Plan II Honors, The University of Texas
  • Master's, 2011, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University

Steven Pliszka, San Antonio

  • B.A., 1973, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.D., 1981, The University of Texas School of Medicine

Melba Vasquez, Austin


Tom Van Hoose, Ph.D., Dallas
Clinical Psychologist

  • B.A., 1967, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., 1976, Clinical Psychology, Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas-Dallas

Marilyn White, Dallas
Community Volunteer

  • B.A., 1959, Mathematics, The University of Texas

Walter Wilkie, Austin

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