Mary Houston-Vega, Ph.D.

Title Associate Professor

Phone Number 210-458-3008


Room FS 4.404

Department Social Work;

Research Interests

Ethical dilemmas and professional liability specific to social work education, current social work practice, and emerging areas of social work practice (e.g. technology, animal assisted activities and therapy, etc.). Practice oriented frameworks for preventing and managing life-endangering situations and crises, (i.e.disasters, suicide, and violence in the work place). Application of transformative pedagogy in teaching in general and culturally competent practice in particular.


Ph.D. 1984, Social Work, University of Southern California

M.S.W. 1975, Social Work, University of Denver

B.A. 1974, Social Work, Colorado State University