• Action Tutoring Center Grant, $400 per semester awarded (2015-2016)
  • Research Grant, $400 awarded (2014)
  • Faculty Development Grant, attendance at National Institute of the Teaching of Psychology National Conference, $1,800 awarded (2013)
  • Innovative Instruction Grant, experiential learning RealCare Babies in Lifespan Human Growth and Development classes, $4,000 awarded (2013)
  • Innovative Instruction Grant, implementation of clickers in the General Psychology curriculum, $4,750 awarded (2012)
  • Faculty Development Grant, attendance at National Institute of the Teaching of Psychology National Conference, $2,200 awarded (2012)

Internal grants

Publisher Consulting

McGraw-Hill​ Publishers: Digital Faculty Consultant (2010-current)

  • Conducted "Best Practices" seminars for classroom use of McGraw-Hill Digital Solutions 
  • Conducted face-to-face and webinar-based training sessions on Connect, LearnSmart, and Create
  • Supplemental materials contract editor

Worth Publishers: Social Media Contributor (2012-current)

  • WorthPsychology facebook and twitter account manager (2015-current)
  • Managed facebook page for Psychology: Science of Person, Mind, Brain textbook (2012-2014)
  • Managed facebook page for Scientific American textbook (2012-2014)
  • Content contributor to Worth_TLC twitter account
  • Content contributor to Worth Publishers Faculty Lounge 
  • Supplemental materials contract editor

​President's Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program Outstanding Mentor Award

University of Choice Award

​Hackler Award for excellence in teaching

faculty advisor of the year

teaching award, school of education and behavioral sciences

Awards received

  • Instructor, Issues in Adolescence I and Research Methods
  • Course Designer, Issues in Adolescence I

May 2003

B.A. Psychology, University of Oklahoma

July 2009

Assistant professor of psychology

Cameron University

  • General Psychology Coordinator
  • Instructor, General Psychology and Lifespan Human Growth and Development


August 2015 - Current

  • Master Teacher
  • Introductory Psychology Coordinator

Associate professor of psychology

University of Oklahoma

  • Introductory Psychology Coordinator
  • Instructor, Introductory Psychology (Large Sections)
  • Rita Lottinville Prize for Freshman Selection Committee Member (2016)
  • University Libraries Committee Member (2016)
  • Elite Retention Task Force Member (2015)
  • Provost's Advisory Committee on Classrooms Member (2015)
  • Department of Psychology Undergraduate Studies Committee Member (2015)
  • Department of Psychology Website Redesign Committee Member (2015)​

Current committee memberships

Professional and service activities

May 2012

November 2013

January 2014 - Current

Teaching Experience

June 2006

M.S. Social Psychology, University of Oklahoma

August 2010 - May 2015

Dr. Jenel T. Cavazos

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of Oklahoma


(405) 325-1620


Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Oklahoma

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jenel T. Cavazos

Visiting assistant professor of psychology

University of Oklahoma

August 2009-May 2010

  • President's Distinguished Faculty Mentorship Program (2015-current)
  • Department of Psychology Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator (2015-current)​​

OTHER Service Activities

August 2011

​April 2016

March 2014

Adjunct professor, college of liberal studies

University of Oklahoma