Dr. Escamilla, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Program Director for the Social Work Program at St. Edward’s University.
Dr. Escamilla has 9 years of teaching experience in higher education including the University of Texas at Austin and St. Edward's University. She has 40 years clinical and administrative experience working with disabilities, mental illness, and juvenile offenders. Her interests are in mental illness, latinos and farmworker students, disabilities and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Associate Professor-St Edward's University 2018-present
Assistant Professor-St. Edward's University 2012-2018
Visiting Professor-St. Edward's University 2010-2012
Adjunct Professor- St. Edward's University 2010
Faculty/Program Director-University of Texas at Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies 2003-2004
Research Assistant-University of Texas as Austin, Center for Social Work Research 1996
Field Faculty-University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work 1992-1995
Spanish & English
Dr. Escamilla has an Associate of Arts Degree from Del Mar Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Masters Degree in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also an Certified Instructor for Citizens Emergency Response Teams (CERT) through the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Achievement & Involvement
Honors and Awards
Phi Alpha Honor Society 2012-Present
St. Edward's University Outstanding Citizen-University Police Department 2014
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) -Trainer
Organizations, Boards and Memberships
National Association of Social Work
Council on Social Work Education
Latino Social Work Organization
College Assistance Migrant Farmworkers, Farmworker students in higher education
Crime Victims with Disabilities
Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Chronic Illness
Hispanic Alliance and Austin Soundwaves Program Evaluation
Previously Awarded Grants
State Survey fo Crime Victims with Disabilities 2004.
Publications & Articles
Escamilla, A. 2017. Accommodating Students with Physical Disabilities in Higher Education. Online Publication. Encyclopedia of Social Work Retrieved 7 Apr. 2017, from http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0....
Escamilla, Anna. 2015. Self-Instructional Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques of Anger Management. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing
Escamilla, A. & Trevino-Guerrero, N. 2014. An Investigation of the Factors Contributing to Successful Completion of Undergraduate Degrees by the Students Enrolled in the College Assistance Migrant Program. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. 13(3) 158-176.
Escamilla, A. 2011. Effective Classroom Interventions for Students with Physical Disabilities. In the School Services Sourcebook, A Guide for School-Based Professional. (2nd Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Escamilla, A. 2005. Effective Classroom Interventions for Students with Physical Disabilities. In The School Services Sourcebook, A Guide for School-Based Professionals. New York: Oxford University Press.
Escamilla, A. 2002. Victims of Crime with Disability. The Victim’s Informer, 7 (4). Escamilla, A., 2000. Self Instructional Anger Management Treatment with Juvenile Offenders. Dissertation. University of Texas at Austin
Escamilla, A. 1998. Choosing to work with PASS. NASW/Texas Network, 22, p.6.
Escamilla, A. 1998. A Cognitive Approach to Treating Anger Management in Juvenile Offenders, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 27, (1/2),pp.199-208.
The private practice committee. 1992. Practice Guide for Social Workers in Private Practice, Austin, Texas: Texas NASW.
Social Work Legislative Issues Panel 2016. Social Work Student Association/National Association of Social Work
Migrant Farm Work Students in Higher Education. 2016. Latino Social Work Organization Conference, New York University
Keeping Farmworker Students in College: Barriers as Strengths-2013. Council on Social Work Education Annual Conference
What is an At-Risk Child-2012 Juvenile Case Management Conference
Case Planning, Case Management Webinar-2012, Juvenile Case Management Conference
Supporting Veterans as Students: An Hornable Task 2009. American Higher Education and Disability conference
Latest Word on Crime Victims with Disability, Plenary Session, 2005. Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse Conference
Research on Crime Victims with Disability, 2005, Family Counseling Services, Corpus Christi, Texas
Keynote Address, 2005. Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse Conference