Dr. Ann R. Eisenberg

Professor & Associate Dean, Honors College, Dept. of Psychology
San Antonio, Texas
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence


Ann Eisenberg serves as Associate Dean of the Honors College and as Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Eisenberg received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology in 1978 from The Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Educational Testing Services (ETS) before joining the faculty at UTSA in 1983. Dr. Eisenberg became Director of the University Honors Program and the Honors Program for Young Scholars in 1990 and Associate Dean of the Honors College in 2002. Dr. Eisenberg has published articles on the influence of gender, culture, and socioeconomic status on family interaction patterns (particularly family conflict). She has received research grants from the National Institute of Health and Child Development and the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented as well as grants to establish several training programs at UTSA – the UTSA Women and Minority Undergraduate Research Program (Department of Education, 1994-1995), the UTSA Ronald E. McNair Scholar Development Program (Department of Education, 1995-1999), the Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Honors Undergraduate Training Program (National Institute of Mental Health, 2000-2005), and the Michigan Bridge to the Doctorate Program (with Dr. Harold Neighbors of the University of Michigan; National Institutes of Health, 2002-2005). At present, Dr. Eisenberg’s research focuses on autobiographical memories, gender, and emotions, primarily among college students. She is examining cultural differences in the accessibility of personal, emotionally-based memories and testing the hypothesis that accessibility of such memories is associated with values, such as familism and collectivism. She is also exploring gender differences in proneness to guilt, with an eye toward examining what aspects of women’s socialization are associated with the higher levels of guilt that women report. She also is conducting research on how parent-child interaction shapes children’s understanding of televised material. Degrees PhD in Developmental Psychology, University of California-Berkeley M.A. in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University B.A. in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University