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.

Academic Appointments

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

Year Started


Languages Spoken

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 Service

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

External Grants

Active Grants

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