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Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.

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Department of Psychology

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

UT San Antonio

Dr. Mary McNaughton-Cassill received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Clinical Doctoral program in San Diego. She is currently a professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The courses she teaches include Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Learning, Psychology and Health, Physiological Psychology and Stress Management. In her 20 years at UTSA, she has also served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, and the Interim Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and is currently the Co-Chair of the UTSA Distinguished Teaching Academy. Awards she has won include the Chancellor's Council Teaching Award, the UTSA Student Government Distinguished Faculty Award, the Honor's College Outstanding Mentorship Award, the Howe Service to Students Award and the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. She does research on stress management, has published in a variety of academic journals, and written a book about coping with stress in the modern world entitled "Mind the Gap". Recently, she has been working with Veteran students to determine how the University could ease their transition to Academia, and chairing a faculty committee charged with finding ways to increase faculty awareness of student mental health issues. She also advises the Student Psychology Club, and speaks to student groups across campus on how to manage stress and succeed in college. She is married to UTSA Biology Professor Aaron Cassill, and has 21 year-old twin daughters who attend UT Austin.