Gilbert Garza, Ph.D.

Professor Gilbert Garza obtained his B.A. in psychology from the University of Dallas in 1988, his M.A. in psychology from Duquesne University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duquesne. University in 1996.

Education

Ph.D., Psychology, conferred December 1996 by Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
M.A., Psychology conferred 1989 by Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 1988, University of Dallas, Irving TX.

Academic Appointments

Fall 2012–present: Program Director, Master’s Program in Psychology at the University of Dallas, Irving TX.
Fall 2008–Spring 2014: Chair of Psychology Department at the University of Dallas, Irving TX.
Fall 2007–present: Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, Irving TX.
Fall 2001–Spring 2007: Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, Irving, TX.
Fall, 1997–Spring 2001: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, Irving TX. 
Spring 1997: Assistant Professor (Temporary) at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Fall, 1995–Fall, 1996, inclusive: Adjunct Faculty in Psychology at Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA.
Fall 1991–Spring 1995, inclusive: Teaching Fellow of the Psychology Department at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Fall 1989–Spring 1991, inclusive: Teaching Assistant in the Psychology Department at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Selected Publications

Dissertation:
My dissertation, Bodily Disappearance and Dys-appearance: An Empirical Phenomenological Investigation of Bodily Taking up a Task, was completed in December 1997. This work sought to examine how the psychological literature of the body in action reveals a dualistic bias that prevents a faithful description of human embodied experience. By performing a thematic, qualitative analysis of subjects' experience in performing a manual drawing task with both their preferred and non-preferred hands, and drawing on the literature of existential phenomenology, this work outlined a non-dualistic language to faithfully describe phenomena of human embodiment. 

Additional Publications:

Landrum, B., & Garza, G. (2016). What's in a name? Exploring the impact of naming assignments. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 62 (3), 306-317.

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2016). Why teach? A project-ive life-world approach to understanding what teaching means for highly motivated professors. Qualitative Psychology, Manuscript in review. 

Landrum, B., & Garza, G. (2015). Mending fences: Defining the domains and approaches of quantitative and qualitative research. Qualitative Psychology, 2 (2), 199-209. doi:10.1037/qup0000030

Landurm, B., & Garza, G. (2015). A Reply to Gergen (2015) and Madill (2015). Qualitative Psychology, 2 (2), 226-228. doi:10.1037/qup0000029

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2015). Meanings of compulsive hoarding: An archival project-ive life-world approach. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12, 138-161. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2014.948698

Garza, G. (2011). Thematic collation: An illustrative analysis of the experience of regret. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8 (1), 40 — 65. DOI: 10.1080/14780880903490839

Garza, G., & Landrum, B. (2010). Ethics and the Primacy of the Other: A Levinasian Foundation for Phenomenological Research. Indopacific Journal of Phenomenology, 10(2), 12pp., DOI 2010.2.3.1084 

Garza, G. & Fisher Smith, A. M. (2009). Beyond Neurobiological Reductionism: Recovering the Intentional and Expressive Body. Theory & Psychology, 19, 519-544, doi: 10.1177/0959354309336318. 

Landrum, B. & Garza, G. (2008). Meanings of self, place, and others in the wireless world. Glimpse, 9-10, 38-44. 

For more articles and reviews, see CV.

Presentations

Garza, G. (2016, May.). Teaching phenomenological research: Moving beyond 'content' towards the intentional. Presentation at the 2016 Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology Conference, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ.

Landrum, B., Garza, G., & Guilbeau, C. (2015, Aug.). Reaching for infinity: Ethical telic horizons of teaching for highly motivated professors. Paper presented at the 34th International Human Science Research Conference, HiST, Trondheim, Norway.

Garza, G. (2014, Oct.). Standing and Falling: Exploring the Rupture Impact on a Phenomenological Perspective. Keynote address presented at the Psychology for the Other Seminar, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2014, Aug.). Facebook Intensity, College Satisfaction, and Meanings of Home. Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Garza, G., & Landrum, B. (2014, May). Gender in Mad Men: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Exploration of the Marketing and Commodification of Desire and Identity. Paper presented at the 4th Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO.

Landrum, B., & Garza, G. (2014, May). A Phenomenological Focus Group Approach to Men's and Women's Attitudes Towards Menstruation. Paper presented at the 4th Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO.

Landrum, B., Watanabe, C., & Garza, G. (2014, April). Men and Women's Self Reported and Imagined Women's Attitudes Towards Menstruation. Paper presented at the 60th Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

Landrum, B. & Garza, G. (2013, August). Mending fences, crossing boundaries: A framework for methodological pluralism. Paper presented at the Annual International Human Science Research Conference, Aarhus University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2013, August). The life world of hoarding: A projective archival approach. Paper presented at the Annual International Human Science Research Conference, Aarhus University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Landrum, B., Garza, G., & Rossi, J. (2013, April). Right or Left? Presidential Vote and Perceptions of Government. Paper presented at the 59th Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.

Garza, G., Landrum, B., & Rossi, J. (2013, April). Three types of memory: Teaching experimental design to undergraduates. Poster presented at the 59th Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.

Landrum, B. & Garza, G. (2012, April). Does handwriting size affect speed: Teaching experimental design to undergraduates. Poster presented at the 58th Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Landrum, B. & Garza, G. (2011, July). How vision tells the truth: Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception and the neuroscience of vision. Paper presented at the Annual International Human Science Research Conference, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2011, July). Data as Gesture: A Merleau-Pontian Approach to Phenomenological Research. Paper presented at the Annual International Human Science Research Conference, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. 

Garza, G. & Landrum, B. (2011, April). Defining the edge : Exploring the boundaries of knowledge in mixed methods research. Paper accepted for presentation at the Society for Humanistic Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

For more presentations, see CV.