Tamara Hinojosa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Associate Chair

Madla 366
Phone: 210-784-2562
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    • Tamara Hinojosa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Health, and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She earned her B.S. in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Penn State University. Dr. Hinojosa has extensive experience in community mental health with a focus on women's issues, career counseling, and adolescent counseling. Dr. Hinojosa has also worked in various higher education settings, serving primarily underrepresented students. She has published and presented in the areas of identity development of women and other marginalized groups. Her research interests incorporate using narrative inquiry to investigate counselor training and practice as well.


  • Research Interests:
    • Use of narrative inquiry in counseling research
    • Impact of significant life turning points on identity development

  • Courses:
    • Group Counseling Techniques
    • Clinical Mental Health Practicum
    • Clinical Mental Health Internship

  • Publications:
    • Hinojosa, T. J., & Medina, C., V. (in press). A multicultural and social justice counseling competencies debate. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan’s Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling.
    • Hinojosa, T. J., & Palomo, R. A. (in press). Observing our community: Examining the social and cultural constructs that impact power and privilege. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan’s Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling.
    • Palomo, R. A., & Hinojosa, T. J. (2018). Student reflective literacy practices and the professional development of Mexican American women post-secondary educators. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 3, 41-57.
    • Hinojosa, T. J., & Carney, J. C. (2016). Mexican American women pursuing counselor education doctorates: A narrative inquiry. Counselor Education and Supervision55(3), 198-215.
    • Hinojosa, T. J., & Medina, C., V. (2016). Lesbian narratives: An investigation of identity and expression. Journal of Counselor Practice7(1), 21-40.

  • Community Involvement:
    • Peer Reviewer, The Learner- Journal Collection