Roberto R. Heredia, Ph.D.

 

Work Address:                                  

Department of Psychology   

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)

5201 University Boulevard 

Laredo, Texas 78041-1900

Ph: (956) 326-2637

Facsimile: (956) 326-2474

Email: rheredia@tamiu.edu

World Wide Web: http://tamiu.edu/~rheredia

 

CURRENT POSITION

Associate Professor of Psychology, TAMIU                                2003 - Present

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

 

Assistant Professor                                                                     1998 - 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-San Diego                1996 - 98

Lecturer, University of San Diego                                               1997, Spring

Lecturer, San Diego State University                                           1997, Fall

 

EDUCATION

1997-1998      Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Center for Human Information Processing, UCSD

1995-1997      Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research in Language, UCSD

1995            University of California-Santa Cruz
Degree: Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology)

1991             University of California-Santa Cruz
Degree: M.A. (Experimental Psychology)

1988              University of California-Davis
Degree: Psychology/Spanish

AWARDS

2002               University Scholar of the Year, TAMIU

2002               Texas Excellence Fund: Faculty Research Grants ($ 4,500.00)

2002               Scholar of the Year, College of Arts and Humanities

2001-2002      Research Mini-Grant, TAMIU

1999-2001               Research Mini-Grant, TAMIU

2000                Research Grant, Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development, TAMIU

1998-99           Research Mini-Grant, TAMIU

1997                Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCSD

1996-1997       National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grant

1995-1997       National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

1995/declined   Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCSD

1994               American Psychological Association’s Dissertation Research Award

1993-1995        McLaughlin, B., & Heredia, R.R. Bilingual Education Fellowship Program. Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, United States Department of Education, by the Bilingual Research Center, UCSC

1992               National Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Fellowship

1991/declined   American Psychological Association Fellowship

1990-1992       Patricia Harris Fellowship, UCSC

1989-1990       Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UCSC

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Present          Statistics, Research Methods, Learning and Memory, Psycholinguistics, Psychology of Bilingualism, TAMIU

1999              Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Bilingualism, TAMIU, Fall

1998              Research Methods, Psychology of Language, History/Systems of Psychology, TAMIU Spring-Fall

1997              Language Acquisition, San Diego State University, Fall

1997              Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology, University of San Diego, Spring

1994              Research Methods, Teaching Assistant, UCSC, Spring

1994               Second-language and Bilingualism, Teaching Assistant, UCSC, Winter

1993              Psychological Statistics, Teaching Assistant, UCSC, Spring

1992              Advanced Research Methods, Teaching Assistant, UCSC, Spring

1990-1992      Research Methods, Teaching Assistant, UCSC

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

Psycholinguistics, Second-language Acquisition, Human Memory and Learning, Research Methods, Statistics, Language Development,

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lexical access, bilingual lexical processes, lexical ambiguity, literal vs. nonliteral language processes, sentence processing, second-language acquisition, word recognition, memory and information processing

GRANTS

2002-2003       Principle Investigator. Mini-Grant. Bilingual Language Sentence Processing: Reading Versus Spoken Language ($960.00).
2002              Texas Excellence Fund: Faculty Research Grants ($ 4,500.00)

2001-2002       Principle Investigator. Mini-Grant. Sentence processing in bilinguals: An on-line investigation. TAMIU (no. 147006) ($406.00).

2000             Principle Investigator: Research Grant from the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development. Language code-switching: A psychological analysis of why bilinguals mix Spanish and English en la frontera. TAMIU ($3,500.00).

1999-2000        Principle Investigator. Mini-Grant. Sentence processing in bilinguals: An on-line investigation. TAMIU (no. 145006) ($1,000.00).

1998-99         Principle Investigator. Mini-Grant. Sentence processing in bilinguals: An on-line investigation. TAMIU (no.147006) ($975.00).

 

1995-1997:     Principal Investigator. Bilingual lexical representations. UCSD (NSF GRANT No. SBR-9520489) ($80,000).

1996-1997:    National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grant. Bilingual lexical representations. UCSD ($5,000).

1993-1995:    McLaughlin, B., & Heredia, R.R. Bilingual education fellowship program. Office of

Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, US Department of Education, by the Bilingual Research Center, UCSC.

 

GRANTS UNDER REVIEW

         Schrauf, R., & Heredia, R. R. (under review). Memory and self-reported bilingual proficiency. National Institute on Aging (National Institute of Health). In collaboration with Northwestern University Medical Center, Buehler Center on Aging, and Texas A&M International University.

 

GRANTS UNDER PREPARATION

Vaid, J., Heredia, R.R., (not funded: resubmission planned). Humor comprehension: A cognitive, experimental inquiry. National Science Foundation. In Collaboration with Texas A&M College Station and TAMIU.

Vaid, J., Heredia, R.R., & Malatesh, J. (not funded: resubmission planned) Metalinguistic awareness in emergent biliteracy. Sponsor: The National Institute of Child Health and Development. In Collaboration with Texas A&MCollege Station and TAMIU.

Heredia, R.R. (not funded: resubmission planned). A Psycholinguistic exploration of why bilinguals mix their two Languages. Sponsor: The National Endowment for the Humanities. TAMIU ($24,000).

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Heredia, R.R. (1995). Concreteness effects in high frequency words: A test of the revised hierarchical and the mixed models of bilingual memory representations. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California-Santa Cruz.

PUBLICATIONS

Blumentritt, T. L., & Heredia, R.R. (Forthcoming). Stereotype processing and nonliteral language. In A.Katz & H. L. Colston (Eds.). Erlbaum.

Heredia, R.R. (1998). Language representation in bilinguals. Counseling in the borderlands, 1, 5-6.

Heredia, R.R. (1997). Bilingual memory and hierarchical models: A case for language dominance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 34-39.

Heredia, R.R. (1996, Winter). Bilingual memory: A re-revised version of the hierarchical model of bilingual memory. The Newsletter of the Center For Research in Language, 10, 3-6. University of California-San Diego.

Heredia, R.R., & Altarriba, J. (2001). Bilingual language mixing: Why do bilinguals code-switch? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10, 164-168.

Heredia, R.R., & Brown, J.M. (in press). Code-switching. In the encyclopedia of linguistics. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Heredia, R.R., & Blumentritt, L. T. (2002). On-line processing of social stereotypes during spoken language comprehension. Experimental Psychology, 49, 208-221.

Heredia, R.R., & Brown, J.M. (in press). Bilingual Memory. To appear In W.C. Ritchie, & T.K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of bilingualism (pp. 213-228). Blackwell Publishers.

Heredia, R.R. & Stewart, M.T. (2000).On-line methods in spoken language research. In R.R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (Eds.), Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Heredia, R.R, & McLaughlin, B. (1992). Bilingual memory revisited. In R. Harris (Ed.), Cognitive processing in bilinguals (pp. 91-103). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Heredia, R.R, Weldon, M.S., & McLaughlin, B. (1992). Data-driven vs. conceptually-driven processes in bilingual memory: One or two memory stores? In D. Staub & C. Delk (Eds.), The proceedings of the twelfth second language research forum (pp. 256-278). Lansing: Papers in Applied Linguistics.

Massaro, D.W., Tsuzaki, M., Cohen, M.M., Gesi, A., & Heredia, R.R (1993). Bimodal speech perception: An examination across languages. Journal of Phonetics, 21, 445-478

Matlock, T., & Heredia, R.R., (2002) Lexical access of phrasal verbs and verb-prepositions by monolinguals and bilinguals. In R.R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (Eds.), Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

McLaughlin, B. & Heredia, R.R. (1996). Information processing approaches to the study of second language acquisition. In W.C. Ritchie & T.K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition. (pp. 213-228). New York: Academic Press.

Stewart, M.T., & Heredia, R.R. (2002). Comprehending spoken metaphoric reference: A real-time analysis. Experimental Psychology, 49, 34-44.

Vaid, J., Hull, R., Heredia, R., Gerkens, D., & Martinez, F. (in press). Getting a joke: The time course of meaning activation in verbal humor. Journal of Pragmatics, special issue on Humor.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Heredia, R. R., & Stewart, M. S. (under review). Figurative Language Processing: Metaphoric Reference and Bilingualism. Experimental Psychology, special issue on bilingual sentence processing.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Heredia, R.R., Altarriba, J., & Palomo, O. (in press). Language code-switching: A psychological analysis of why bilinguals mix Spanish and English en la frontera. Laredo, TX: TAMIU, Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development

BOOKS

Heredia, R.R., & Altarriba, J. (2002) (Eds.). Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

GUEST EDITOR FOR SPECIAL ISSUE

Heredia, R. R. (Ed.). (Forthcoming). Bilingual sentence processing [Special issue]. Experimental Psychology.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Heredia, R.R. (1996). Bilingual memory: A case for language dominance. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 1, 29.

Heredia, R.R., & Blumentritt., T. (1999). On-line processing of Stereotypes during spoken language: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 4, 47.

Heredia, R.R., Muñoz, M. E., & Palomo, O. (2000). Bilingual sentence processing and language dominance. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 5, 15

Heredia, R.R. & Stewart, M.T., (1998). Bilingual On-line Sentence Processing: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 3, 65.

Heredia, R.R., Stewart, M.T., & Cregut, I. (1997). Bilingual on-line sentence processing: Frequency and context effects in code switching. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 2, 9.

Stewart, M.T., & Heredia, R.R. (1998). Evidence of contextual facilitation during comprehension of reference metaphor. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society,3, 48.

Stewart, M.T., Heredia, R.R., & Guzmán, D. (1997). Moment-to-moment processing of reference metaphor during comprehension of spoken sentences. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 2, 48.

Vaid, J., Hull, R., & Heredia, R.R. (2000). The time course of script activation in verbal humor processing. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 5, 13.

Vaid, J., & Heredia, R.R., Hull, R., Martinez, F., & Gerkens, D. R. (2001, November). On getting a joke: Multiple meaning activation in humor comprehension. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 6.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER PREPARATION

Heredia, R.R. (in preparation). Bilingual sentence processing: An examination of context effects and cross-language priming. TAMIU.

Heredia, R.R. (in progress). Bilingual on-line sentence processing: Frequency and context effects in code switching. TAMIU.

Stewart, M. T., & Heredia, R.R. (in preparation). Observation of figurative reference through an auditory moving window. Willamette University and TAMIU.

BOOKS IN PREPARATIONS

Altarriba, J., & Heredia, R.R. (in preparation). An Introduction to Bilingualism: Principles and Processes.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Guzmán, D. A., Edgmon, T. R., Stewart, M. T. & Heredia, R.R. (1998). Observation of reference metaphor through an auditory moving window. Paper presented at the 3rd joint meeting of the Western and Rocky Mountain Psychological Associations, Albuquerque, NM.

Heredia, R. R. (2002, April). On-line methods in bilingual spoken language comprehension: The auditory moving window technique and its implications for research with adult bilinguals. Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Heredia, R.R. (2000, May). Bilingual lexical access and code-switching. Presentation for the V Conference on Applied Linguistics, Universidad de Las Américas-Puebla, Mexico.

Heredia, R.R. (1999, November). On-line processing of Stereotypes during spoken language: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Poster presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, California.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, August). Cross-modal approaches to the investigation of bilingual spoken language comprehension. Paper presented at The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Western Washington University Bellingham, WA.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, March). Bilingual memory representations. Paper presented at the Counseling and Psychotherapy on the Border Conference: Cultural Collaboration and Celebration for the 21st Century. TAMIU, Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, April). Language issues on the border: Asuntos de idioma en la frontera. Moderator. TAMIU, Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1996, November). Bilingual memory: A case for language dominance. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, ILL.

Heredia, R.R (1996, September). Spanish language processing: Future directions. Special guest presentation at the Facultad de Psicología, Universidad De Monterrey, Monterrey, México.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, March). Chronicle of a forgotten past: A legacy. In B. M. Rienzi (Chair), A diversity mosaic: Critical incidents in our academic lives. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, October). Memory representation: A case for two lexicons I. Invited guest presentation, California State University, Bakersfield, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, October). Memory representation: A case for two lexicons II. Invited guest presentation, Parallel Distributed Processing and Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California-San Diego, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, April). Bilingual memory representation: An integrated view. Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Convention, Hawaii.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, March). Memoria bilingüe: Estructura vs. procesos. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (Moderator, Discussant). (1994, March). International symposium: Research in science teaching. Panel Discussion conducted at the Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, March). Bilingual memory: Structures vs. processes. Poster session presented at The Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1993, September). Memoria bilingüe y psicología cognoscitiva. Invited guest presentation, El Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior, Facultad de Ciencias del Comportamiento, Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Heredia, R.R., Muñoz, M.E., & Palomo, O. (2000, November). Bilingual sentence processing and language dominance. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Heredia, R.R. & Stewart, M.T., (1998, November). Bilingual On-line Sentence Processing: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.

Heredia, R.R., Stewart, M.T., & Cregut, I. (1997, November). Bilingual on-line sentence processing: Frequency and context effects in code switching. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Heredia, R. R., Stewart, M. T., & Martínez, K. M. (2003, March). Metaphoric Reference: An Examination of Bilingual Figurative Language Processing. Poster to be presented at the 16th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.

Heredia, R.R., & Vaid, J. (2002, March). Processing code-switched sentences: Effects of semantic constraint, guest word phonology and guest word frequency. Poster presented at the 15th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Heredia, R.R. & Weber, M. (1994, July) Bilingual memory representation: An integrated view II. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, Washington, D.C.

Heredia, R.R., Weldon, M.S., & McLaughlin, B. (1992, March). Data-driven vs. conceptually-driven processes in bilingual memory: One or two memory stores? Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Michigan State. University, Lansing, MI.

Hull, R., Vaid, J., Martinez, F. & Heredia, R. (2002, June). Multiple meaning activation in joke comprehension: A time course analysis. Poster, American Psychological Society, New Orleans (submitted).

Matlock, T., Heredia, R.R., McLaughlin, B. (1996, November). Phrasal verbs and second language learners: A cross-linguistic look at lexical disambiguation. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Stewart, M.T., & Heredia, R.R. (1998, November). Evidence of contextual facilitation during comprehension of reference metaphor. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.

Stewart, M.T., Heredia, R.R., & Guzmán, D. (1997, November). Moment-to-moment processing of reference metaphor during comprehension of spoken sentences. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Vaid, J., Hull, R., & Heredia, R.R. (2000, November). The time course of script activation in verbal humor processing. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Vaid, J., & Heredia, R.R., Hull, R., Martinez, F., & Gerkens, D.R. (2001, November). On getting a joke: Multiple meaning activation in humor comprehension. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, FL.

OTHER ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Heredia, R.R. (2002, April 17). Language code-switching: Why do bilinguals mix their two languages? Scholar of the Year Lecture: College of Arts and Humanities. Texas A&M International University

Heredia, R.R. (2002, August 29, Keynote Speaker). The Pursuit of Immortality. University Faculty Convocation, Scholar of the Year. Texas A&M International University.

INVITED COLLOQUIA

Heredia, R.R. (2003). Figurative Language Processing: Metaphoric Reference and Bilingualism. Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Heredia, R.R. (2001-2002) Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, at Least Twice per Month from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM, Saturdays. Riverhills subdivision on Zapata Highway. Contact Person: Carol Sherwood, Director of Habitat for Humanity, 1907, Freight St. Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1999, February 2). Cognitive Psychology and the Psychology of language. Invited presentation at United High School. Contact person, Ms. Miller Psychology Class. United High School, Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1999). Volunteer Judging for UIL. United High School. Contact Person. Maria del Pilar Reyes.

Heredia, R.R. (1998). On-site registration in an attempt to successfully recruit high school seniors from Alexander High School. Contact person, Lisa Bennett

Heredia, R.R. (1997, October). Chronicles of a success? Invited guest presentation, California, Department of Education District and School Support Division, Migrant Education Office: Parent Advisory Council Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1997, August). How to succeed in College: Working hard or hardly working? Guest speaker for the Migrant Education GANAS, Summer Camp. University of California-San Diego.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, November). A quest for the top: The sky used to be the limit. Invited guest presentation for the U.S. Citizenship Group, Bakersfield Adult Education. Bakersfield, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (2002, Fall). Faculty Mentor for High School Senior, Daniela Clark. The Visual Auditory Moving Window and Code Switching. Contact Person, Mr. Bailey at Alexander High School’s Research Methods Class.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP)

1998 - 1999                 Psychology Faculty Search Committee

1998 - 1999                 Psychology Chair Position Search Committee

1998 - Present             Distance Learning Committee

1998 - 1999                 College of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee

1998 - Present             Computer Services Users Advisory Committee (University-Wide Committee)

1999 - Present             University Web Publishing and Design Committee

1998 - 1999                 University Women and Gender Studies Committee

1998 - Present             Psychology Master’s of Science Committee

1998 - 1999                 Psychology Departmental Tenure Committee

1998 - 1999                 Minor in Urban Studies

1998 - Present             Psychology Graduate Student Committee

1999 - 2000                 Title V Writing Center Committee

2001                           Search Committee for Athletic Director

2001 - Present             Institutional Review Board (IRB) (University-Wide Committee)

2002                           Search Committee for College of Arts and Humanities Dean

2002 - Present             Advisory Council for Athletics (ACA) (University-Wide Committee)

  

OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICE

1998 - 2000             Faculty Sponsor: Texas A&M International University Devils Indoor Soccer Club

1998 - Present        Co-Sponsor: The Psychology Club

1999 - Present         The Cognitive Science Laboratory is an Internship/Practicum site for Psychology students

2001                     Hosted Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeanette Altarriba’s Bilingual Presentation

2002                      In conjunction with Dr. Terence Hannigan (The Department of Student Services), the Cognitive Science Laboratory Hosted Psychology Students                 from The Universidad Valle del Bravo from Nuevo Laredo, MX

2002                       Bilingual Regional Conference Committee Member, Department of Education.  Contact Person: Miroslava B. Vargas, Chair, Telephone: (956)    
            326-2684 or Dr. Vida, Dean of the College of Education at (956) 326-2420

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

APA               American Psychological Association

APS               American Psychological Society

IACCP            International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Psychonomic Society Associate

 

OTHER SOCIAL NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

NAACP           National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

ACLU             American Civil Liberties Union

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SERVICES

Occasional Reviewer:

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Interpreting

Journal of Memory and Language

Journal of Psycholinguistic Research

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Language Learning

National Science Foundation Grant Reviewer

Editorial Experience:

2002-2003     Guest Editor: Special issue on Bilingual Sentence Processing,

Experimental Psychology

 

1993-1995           The Bilingual Research Center and the National Center for Diversity and second

                      Language Learning, Focus on Diversity, Newsletter, University of California-Santa Cruz

 

REFERENCES (UPON REQUEST)